Local News

The ‘right hand man’

    Five days before he was due to return home to his wife and daughter in Samoa, 36-year-old seasonal worker Vaetasi Selesele Asiata died... Read More

Ticking all the boxes

  Sharing a pen at the voting booth is so 2017 and this year’s general election won’t stand for it.   As well as encouraging... Read More

Bringing in the books

  It’s time to turn over a new leaf – and donate your old ones to the Lions.   For those who read every book in the house over... Read More

Coast carers needed

    Coast carers have three opportunities to help protect the sand dunes at Waihi Beach, Papamoa Beach and Ohope Beach on the last Sunday... Read More

They’re finding appy-ness

  An app to encourage positive mental health habits is having spin-offs for added productivity in the workplace.   The Mentemia app has... Read More

Don’t dump your dog

  Don’t dump your dog is the request from Rescue, Revive, Rehome’s Rowan Elliott.   A small chocolate Labrador puppy left abandoned... Read More

All tuned up with nowhere to go

  The move back to COVID-19 alert Level 2 is disrupting Tauranga’s entertainment calendar and frustrating local venue managers who are having... Read More

Travel cuts wait times

  Hundreds of Western Bay of Plenty residents are being sent to Whakatane Hospital for treatment.   Figures from the Bay of Plenty District... Read More

Doggy doo an icy affair

  You’re out walking the dog enjoying the fresh air until Fido decides it time to get down to business.   There’s nothing worse... Read More

They hear it all

  Sitting down in a hairdresser’s chair you expect to get a haircut but what many people don’t realise is they get an unofficial counselling... Read More

From Kupe to 2020

  Powerful and poignant stories of how people arrived in Tauranga from generations ago until now are being showcased in a visual exhibition launching... Read More