Local News

Making a commitment to accessibility

    A passionate pair are coming on board as new leaders of the Tauranga Disability Advisory Group. They say despite the changeover in leadership,... Read More

Fresh start for Papamoa Surf Club

  Papamoa Surf Club’s lifeguard training is going to undergo a shake-up this season with three new coaches joining the crew.   Chas... Read More

Fuel for the mind and imagination

There’s one bloke who enjoys jigsaws. He would; he’s on home detention and he has plenty of time on his hands. Electronic monitoring means... Read More

Connection builds community

  It only takes 30 seconds to establish a connection with a stranger.   That’s the key message of an award-winning Katikati community... Read More

The true test is a test

  Tauranga is the country’s fifth biggest city, the third fastest growing regional economy.   And, more importantly, at least for... Read More

A timely rubbish reminder

  There’s a chunk of plastic from a child’s bucket and spade, plastic fireworks components, plastic wrappers, plastic ties and a bit... Read More

Swallowed hooks happen often

  A dog owner’s morning turned upside down on Wednesday after her beloved pup went into major surgery from swallowing an old fishing hook... Read More

Keeping the college cool

  He’s stylist or groomer to the students, the young men of Tauranga Boys' College. If the TBC 1st XV is looking especially slick before... Read More

Chaser lending a hand

  The Chase’s Shaun Wallace is making a pit stop in Tauranga later this month during his ‘jam-packed’ trip to New Zealand.   It's... Read More

Taking cycling to new heights

  A new addition to Papamoa’s cycle lane has caused some jaw dropping amongst motorists this week.   Papamoa College student Elliott... Read More

Cultural extravaganza in Greerton

  They are the new Kiwis drawn from the largest ethno-linguistic group of people in Europe. They are the Slavs.   East Slavs from Belarus,... Read More