Local News

Cars, ‘tiddies’ and tumours

  It’s the face of a prize-fighter.   Teeth missing, nose wonky, and many of the colourful episodes in this man’s life are... Read More

The buoy is back

  The Bay of Plenty Regional Council wave buoy is back for summer, providing keen surfers and boaties with real-time reporting of sea conditions.... Read More

Binning the beach trash

  Clean, green community members were left in shock after picking up about 100kg of trash in Mount Maunganui last weekend.   A group of... Read More

It’s time to connect

  An enormous pohutukawa takes root in downtown Mount Maunganui, standing tall among new residential developments.   The Pitau Road tree,... Read More

It’s time to connect

  The workshop is thick with blokes and blokey things – buzzers, bench saws, mitre saws, band saws, scroll saws.   But they’re... Read More

It’s Christmas at the Marae

  Whanaungatanga means togetherness.   And that’s the theme driving next week’s first-ever community Christmas celebration... Read More

Finding the courage

Tauranga woman Clare Williamson is sharing her story of trauma and transformation for the good of the planet. She’s determined to plant 100,000... Read More

The spiteful power pole

  It’s a rogue power pole.   And it’s been wilfully crunching fenders and bumpers in suburban Tauranga for years. That’s... Read More

SH2 cheated of two more deaths

  “Please, please, please…”   A plaintive appeal for commonsense on the roads this Christmas. An appeal to stay alive. And... Read More

Helpers need help too

  Struggling families and individuals will turn to the Tauranga Salvation Army for support this Christmas, seeking out shelter, food parcels and... Read More

Rock on for charity

  Tauranga's Great Rock Hunt will take place this weekend in the Tauranga CBD.   Hundreds of prize rocks will be dispersed around the... Read More