Local News

Chipmunks customers caught by parking cameras

You can play all day but you can't park all day. Chipmunks Playland & Café customers at Chapel St shopping Centre have been receiving fines of up to $85... Read More

Who kicked the dogs out?

They've been training spritely dogs at Links Avenue Reserve for more than 30 years. Now they will have to shift from their green space to make way for developments... Read More

All ‘cued’ up with snooker

There's only two certified snooker coaches in New Zealand - and one lives right here in the Bay of Plenty. Arthur King has been a snooker coach for the last... Read More

Fast, furious and fun

Charlotte and Ariana couldn't name a famous cricketer. But 10-year-old Ivy thought she could. 'I feel it could be someone with the last name Williams, or... Read More

Tips to reduce water usage in gardens

Tauranga's peak water use days have reduced by an impressive seven per cent since the city brought in its Water-Watchers Plan two years ago. The year-round... Read More

Bowling towards 100 years at Tauranga South

A bowling club in Tauranga - which first rolled a ball across the greens in 1924 - is about to celebrate 100 years of existence. Bowls Tauranga South is trying... Read More

Inspiring the next generation at The Elms

Do you have an interest in telling stories about Tauranga history? The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga is asking you to become one of the volunteer educators who... Read More

Restaurant to host Christmas lunch for needy

A Tauranga restaurant which has generously offered the community a Christmas feast in the past is cooking up goodwill again this year. Indian restaurant... Read More

Make a child smile this Christmas

The Make a Child Smile campaign, a special collaboration between Mount Maunganui Lions and Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga City Libraries, is seeking toy donations... Read More

Stocked shelves and opened worlds

The Christmas elves have been busy at work, stocking the shelves with wonderful treats and gifts, to bring a bit of jolliness to families in need. The elves... Read More

Christmas market for observatory

The Tauranga Astronomical Society is hosting a Christmas market fundraiser from 5pm-9pm on Tuesday, December 12, inside the Otūmoetai Sports & Recreation Club... Read More

Keepers of the fruit forest in Arataki

Budding young gardeners got stuck in earlier this week, helping care for fruit trees that will feed the community's belly for years to come. Based in Arataki... Read More