Local News

The women of chalk and baize

  She’s been in love with cue sports since she was a nipper and stood on a box to play eight ball.   “I have four brothers and... Read More

Council considers quirky crossing

  The fairytale of the Billy Goats Gruff is being played out in suburban Tauranga.   In a real-life, but loose adaption, the mean ‘who’s... Read More

When flying gets edgy

Squadrons of light aircraft, including between 150 and 160 pilots and their entourages will descend on Tauranga next week. And it will be quite an event. It’s... Read More

Surviving a heart attack at just 53

  It started out as a normal day for former cop Ross Bielby back in 2012, but quickly went downhill when he found himself in hospital having a... Read More

At-risk suffer from mask buy-up

  Surgical masks are almost impossible to come by in the Bay of Plenty as people prepare for the impact of a possible Coronavirus outbreak.   Tauranga... Read More

Bromance in the garden

It’s a plant, not just any plant, but a plant with a story. And Roger Allen tells that story with deep affection and respect. “It’s... Read More