New tarantula with massive ’horn’ discovered

To the everyday person, tarantulas are scary enough with their large legs, big eyes, fangs and furriness. Well, now they're even scarier. A new species of tarantula has been discovered with a large horn-like protuberance on its back. The tarantulas...... Read More

Biggest and brightest Supermoon for the year

There's a supersized Supermoon coming, and it could the biggest and brightest we see this year. February's Full Moon rises early on Wednesday February 20. It coincides with the moon being at its perigee, a point in the moon's orbit when...... Read More

Magical wonder of elegant dining

Two white fox faces swirl through a magically intimate tableau. Did you really see them? You glance back, but the Delphic duo have vanished again into the late summer hues, momentarily caught in an ethereal theatre of grace and elegance. Over there!...... Read More

Dingle Pedallers raising funds for youth

The Dingle Pedallers, made up of four gentlemen with an average age of 70, are cycling the length of the country to raise funds for the Graeme Dingle Foundation. The distance of 3000 km is expected to take them about 40 days. “They will be...... Read More

Discussions underway for Mauao Base Track repairs

Tauranga City Council staff have been working through a tender process with contractors as they seek a long-term solution to the slip that buried part of the Base Track in 2017. The preferred plan is to re-route a 250m section of the track along the...... Read More

Committee agrees on management Tauranga reserves

Last week the Community and Culture Committee agreed on the final changes to be made to the Tauranga Reserves Management Plan as a result of consultation with the community last year. This plan, which the committee will recommend to the Council for adoption...... Read More

Waiāri Water Supply Scheme - Award of contract

The build of Tauranga’s third water treatment plant is hitting a new milestone, with the contract for the first phase of construction of the water mains trunk awarded to local firm HEB Construction. Tauranga City Council is investing $115 million...... Read More

Durham Street project update - Friday, 15 February

Spring Street and Durham Street Intersections We are excited to announce a major milestone in the project this coming week! On Monday (18 February), we will be shifting the traffic travelling on Durham Street through the Durham Street/Spring S­­treet...... Read More

Upgrade of Kopurererua Valley cycleway

From Monday, the current gravel cycle path in Kopurererua Valley will be chip sealed to make it easier and safer for people on all types of bikes. The work will affect people currently using the path as detours and closures are expected. E.g., access...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the speed on SH2, between Katikati and Bethlehem, be reduced to 80km/h?