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Taekwon-Do’ing’ to the top

  The Tauranga Hwa-Rang Taekwon-Do club are victorious after winning the New Zealand club of the year title on Saturday, July 13, in Auckland.   The... Read More

Inspired videos draw visitors

  The Americans loved Tauranga and said they want to start buying tickets for their next trip.   That’s the feedback that husband... Read More

Smaller and cheaper is the ticket

Simon Bridges is in touch with the hoi polloi. He takes a bus. “Not often to be fair. But I have taken the kiddies – Emlyn, Harry and Jemima... Read More

Kicking up a stink

  Some Mount Maunganui residents are at the end of their tether over a ‘putrid stench’ apparently coming from a pet food company in... Read More

More car parks to cater for visitors

Additional car parks are being installed at Otanewainuku Forest Park on Mountain Road, Oropi, to cater for the increasing visitor numbers. Earthworks... Read More

Giving Te Puke a hand-up

    Te Puke is “a good place to be struggling” thanks to the work being done by a vibrant bunch of volunteers and employees. Social... Read More

Saving lives one AED at a time

  A new AED Defib installed outside the Lucky 7 Superette in Mangatapu is up and running thanks to the Tauranga Rotary Club.   Tauranga... Read More

Inspiring women through sport

  Clare Williamson is determined to get more women into martial arts.   The amateur female fighter and trainer with The Martial Arts Academy... Read More

Sirens will signal tsunami threat

  Ten to twelve tsunami warning sirens will be installed along 15 kilometres of coastline from near Mount Maunganui Primary School to Papamoa East.... Read More

Brass band stoked on win

  Tauranga City Brass is buzzing after taking home gold at a national competition in Hamilton last weekend.   The brass band won the C... Read More

“I would do it all again”

  It was an unpopular war – widely opposed on moral grounds.   And Corporal Erik Kristensen from Pyes Pa felt it personally. When... Read More

Another link in the chain

  It’s just a short 1.5 kilometres but another crucial link in the 19-kilometre Omokoroa to Tauranga cycleway.   It begins at the... Read More

Lions roaring for books again

  One finishes and another starts.   We’re talking the Harbour City Lions annual book fair… and the 2019 edition of this Tauranga... Read More

Retreat beats the street

  Street Retreat is one of the many volunteer-run initiatives making life easier for rough sleepers in Tauranga.   Radio hits were on full... Read More