They do like a nice long drive

“There was a very real danger we were going nowhere,” says Martin Knudsen. There was an even greater danger that their four wheel drive would be seized and chopped - and 18 months of planning, logistics and dreams left shredded and scattered... Read More

Concern about chemical weed killer

A Katikati resident has expressed concern about the use of the chemical glyphosate to rid the Yeoman Walkway of weeds, given its close proximity to the Uretara Stream. Anton van Rotterdam, a regular user of the walkway, was dismayed last month to see... Read More

Omokoroa water taxi service a no

It was half an idea that didn't quite take off – the proposed water taxi to Tauranga from the Omokoroa Peninsula. The idea was the brainchild of local ferryman Glen Proctor. “We kicked it around, but it didn't come to anything,”... Read More

We’re off to see the Wizard

Three months, three-to-six days a week, and up to five hours a day – that's how long the cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz (Young Performers' Edition) have been rehearsing to bring the iconic musical to life. But what makes this Tauranga... Read More

Tauranga dancer gets her big break

She didn't know it at the time, but there were two special people at Wellington's St James Theatre for the New Zealand School of Dance's 50th anniversary graduation performance watching Tauranga's Olivia Moore. And it would lead... Read More

A bigger and better event for all

  One of the world's leading reggae music festivals and the nation's favourite festival experience, One Love, returns to Tauranga this summer. Festival promoter Pato Alvarez says the event promises some of the biggest names in music including... Read More

Call for bypass to stand alone

Katikati Community Board chair Jenny Hobbs says the community doesn't want the Katikati bypass to get “tangled up” in a debate about roading needs for the wider region. Her comments follow a petition launched by Bay of Plenty MP Todd... Read More

Bayfair to Baypark work continues

Preliminary works on the $120m Bayfair to Baypark project will continue mostly at night next week, with traffic delays expected from Sunday evening (January 21). Contractors are scheduled to remove large trees opposite 759 Maunganui Road which are currently... Read More

Riot of colour for celebration

Tauranga's Sikh community will play host to thousands of visitors this weekend as people come from far and wide to celebrate the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh. The annual Tauranga Sikh parade is in its fifth year, with more than 3000 people expected... Read More

Mr G goes wild

Bring a chair, a cold drink, your dog or cat and watch Mr G work his magic on his latest graffiti project. The Tauranga Moana artist, of Ngai Te Rangi and Ngati Ranginui descent, is currently collaborating with Out of the Wild pet food to create a freezer... Read More