Fillies and fashion fever!

Ladies and Gentleman – it's time to don your fancy frocks and frills, grab your wallets and gather the kids – because tomorrow Racing Tauranga is hosting a horse racing and fashion in the field event for everyone. The Bayleys International... Read More

Painting the town – literally

Some of the CBD's streets and walls are being given a cosmopolitan dress-up by some of the world's finest street artists. “It's a chance for Tauranga to position itself as a city with a rich arts scene,” says Tourism Bay... Read More

Jim's fifth tilt at the trophy

Tauranga horse trainer Jim Pender has been four times lucky – training four winning horses to claim the Windsor Park Stud Japan NZ International Trophy at Tauranga Racecourse. Tomorrow – at The Bayleys International Raceday's feature... Read More

Seawall now short term patch up

“They just wanted us out, plain and simple”. And whenever Brenda Butler – former manager of the Cargo Shed arts collective on Dive Crescent – sees another cruise liner across the harbour, whenever she sees the empty Cargo Shed,... Read More

Japan Cup returns

The headlines read: ‘Stakes boosted'. Robert Silson had announced an extra $3000 to the stakes in the Japan-Bay of Plenty International horse race, making it the third richest 1600m event in New Zealand. It was big news for Bay of Plenty... Read More

Bypass wanted – now!

While Katikati residents will be “dancing in the street” upon hearing the New Zealand Transport Agency is adding a bypass for the town to its State Highway 2 Waihi to Tauranga programme, two long-time supporters want the project to start swiftly. The... Read More

This one’s for Morgan

He could have worn his hot pink skirt. Or his orange kilt. It was a toss-up. But Tauranga man Ross Steele opted for his orange tutu – apparently quite a cheeky little number. “Because orange is my favourite colour. And for a bit of fun,”... Read More

Badges take to their boards

The Police will be hitting the beach – not for crime fighting but to try and tame the waves. The Bay of Plenty is known for its beaches, and this year Omanu Beach will be hosting more than 85 men and women of the force in its waves. The annual... Read More

Warning over buses plan

Tauranga City councillors have been warned not to increase city parking fees before they increase cycle track and bus numbers in Cameron Rd. BikeNow spokesman and sustainable business network co-ordinator Glen Crowther spoke about the council's... Read More

Her voice is silenced – for now

“I am trying not to blub – so I will leave you with ‘The Organ, The Dance Band and Me'.” With that she flicked off the microphone, the red ‘on air' lights on the studio console dimmed and died –and Bonnie... Read More