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

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

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