Tribute to a local star

“Don't ever stop fighting.” That's what Cilla Veldhuizen tells people. She's been fighting cancer for seven years, and has been terminal for two. Cilla found out she had breast cancer after getting a sore breast from falling... Read More

New tidal stairs make a splash

He's been with the project from the start – since it was a pencil sketch on a piece of paper at Tauranga City Council – now he's going to make a splash at the official opening. Western Bay of Plenty residents are invited to the... Read More

In love with a beautiful woman

It's a story that traverses generations and hemispheres – and touches senses and emotions on the way. It's about an enduring rock star in the United Kingdom, an unshakeable fan 10,000km away here in Bay of Plenty and some classic soft... Read More

Festival’s all that jazz and more

The finest jazz musicians from home and abroad will get Tauranga jumping and jiving and grooving this Easter Weekend with the return of National Jazz Festival. Today marks the start of the 55th annual festival, and festival director Becks Chambers says... Read More

Bay of Plenty titles decided

  Although the stockcar class required a runoff to determine the Bay of Plenty champion, it was the saloons and super saloons that provided the closest racing at the Baypark Speedway on Saturday night. Current 3NZ Steve Cowling eventually took out... Read More

Tara’s special night with Adele

It was pandemonium. English singer-songwriter and international superstar Adele steps on stage and 45,000 people go off. Cheers, yelling, clapping, whistling, yahooing. But this is Tauranga – 211.4km from Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland and 72... Read More

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

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