WILLIAMS Dylan James (“D”)

On February 25th 2018, tragically in an accident while doing what he loved; aged 25 years. Dearly loved son of Snow and Gayle, and brother of Jacob and Talia, Marnie and Arun. Loved stepson of Val and stepbrother to Kerrie, George and Daniel. Precious... Read More

Big turnout for Women's Triathlon

Usually Sunday mornings for me at the Mount start with a quiet wander along to watch sunrise from a fairly deserted beach, followed by a coffee. This morning was different. Roads were closed. Zumba was in the air. Men were wearing tutus. It's... Read More

Highway open following serious crash

UPDATED 6.44PM: State Highway 2, near Te Puna, is now open following a serious crash which left three people hospitalised. Police were called to a car and van crash on the highway near the Munro Road intersection around 3.30pm. In a statement released... Read More

Rain moving north for Monday

Forecasters are currently focusing on an active front moving up the South Island today, bringing strong winds ahead of the front as well as significant falls of rain. The front is forecast to be close to Ashburton around 1am Monday morning and near Palmerston... Read More

Man hospitalised after fall

A man is in Tauranga Hospital after receiving injuries in a fall at Omanawa Falls on Saturday evening. A Bay of Plenty DHB spokesperson says the 30-year-old, from Auckland, is currently in a stable condition in the orthopaedic ward. The Westpac Rescue... Read More

Victim named in alleged marae murder

Police can now release the name of the woman who died following an incident at Huria Marae in Tauranga on Thursday night. She was Ariana Eva Mahu, of Tauranga. Police say the 37-year-old was taken to Tauranga Hospital in a critical condition, where she... Read More

Greerton tops the Williams Cup standings

Eves Realty Greerton sit alone at the top of the Williams Cup standings, albeit with a bye to come in two weeks' time, after defeating Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys' College on Saturday. Tauranga Boys' College took first use of their... Read More

Calling all creative minds

Tauranga's creatives are being called upon to help 16th Avenue Theatre explore new paths and bring new types of theatre to local stages. An open meeting is being held at the theatre on Monday evening, with anyone interested in producing new, innovative... Read More

Bay of Plenty to seek share of $1b fund

The wider Bay of Plenty region, its economy and its people stand to significantly benefit from the launch of the government's Provincial Growth Fund, says the Bay of Connections regional growth strategy chairman Doug Leeder. Details of the fund... Read More

A hark back to the 1980s

If you were a teenager in the 1980s, you were bound to have bopped along to one or more tunes from The Mockers, and maybe even set up your tape recorder to record them off the radio. While ‘Forever Tuesday Morning' never quite made it to... Read More

Cool beer getting hotter

Partners in the Tauranga-based Funk Estate craft beer brewery are elated at their climb in the “hottest beers” popularity stakes. Funk recently re-located from Auckland to team up with Mount Brewing Company and share brewing facilities at... Read More

Guten tag, bonjour, buen dia and kia ora

Wednesdays are a short day for Tauranga insurance executive Ben Rickard. He clears his desk by 2.30pm. But it's not to play golf or go fishing. He's off to a tutorial – and not for an MBA. He's learning Te Reo Maori, and on company... Read More

Maori youth initiative gets more funding

A robotics initiative by Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi has been awarded increased funding to support the growth of computational thinking among Maori students in Gisborne, Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Northland regions. Professor John Clayton... Read More

Rat traps on the way for Bay backyards

Rat traps will be popping up in the backyards of Merivale and Matua next month as local environmental groups begin a push for the Bay of Plenty to become predator free to protect our native birds. The Predator Free Bay of Plenty campaign is a collaboration... Read More

Train crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the man who died following a crash involving a train and an off-road vehicle near Katikati, in the Western Bay of Plenty on Friday night. He was 53-year-old local man, Matthew Paul Pettigrew. His death will be referred... Read More

What’s On? Women’s Triathlon

Well, it's Sunday again. The eighth Sunday of the year, in fact. Think back to how you were feeling on that first Sunday of 2018… still feel the same? It's amazing how much can change in a few weeks. But what never changes is the fact... Read More

Record numbers for women’s triathlon

A record 800 women will take to the streets of Mount Maunganui on Sunday for the 2018 Generation Homes Women's Triathlon. The event was originally going to be capped at 700 participants, but the huge interest led to an increase of the cap to 800... Read More

Opotiki kiwifruit growers win award

Kiwifruit growers Mark and Catriona White and their Coastal Kiwis orchard have won the Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Ten years ago, the couple embarked on a quest to find an improved lifestyle for their family away from the city and... Read More

SINCLAIR, Winifred Nina (Win)

On February 21, 2018 peacefully after a short illness at Ultimate Care Oakland (Tauranga), aged 92 years.  Wife of the late James Dudley.  A loved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.  “Rest in Peace”. ... Read More

Changes to Mount bus timetables

Increased traffic congestion around Bayfair has resulted in some Schoolhopper services arriving late at Mount Maunganui Intermediate and Mount Maunganui College.  To fix this problem Baybus have made alterations to some routes and timings beginning... Read More



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Hairy Maclary and his friends at dusk. Photo: Lynley Whitaker.

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