Catching up with Clayton

New Zealand First Tauranga-based list MP Clayton Mitchell is looking forward to being part of the government in his second parliamentary term. Despite... Read More

Temporary satellite i-SITE open

Tourism Bay of Plenty has launched a satellite i-SITE in Mount Maunganui to help direct the flow of visitors over the summer period. The satellite i-SITE... Read More

Simon reflects on a busy year

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is back home for the summer, and has a little more time on his hands now he’s in opposition for the first time. The former... Read More

Labour sets up shop in Greerton

The Labour Party is establishing a permanent and very visible presence in their Tauranga heartland. The party, which now boasts four MPs across the Bay... Read More

At home with Todd Muller

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is enjoying being back in parliament, and is looking forward to tackling some key issues next year. The second-term MP chatted... Read More

Wildlife Trust tightens noose

The drive to rid Mount Maunganui and Mauao of pests such as rats, stoats, ferrets, weasels and possums, is being ramped up. The Western Bay Wildlife Trust... Read More

History sways museum decision

The City Transformation Committee’s decision to opt for a new museum on Tauranga’s Cliff Road was swayed by the history of the site itself,... Read More

Celebrating community connections

They may not be everyone’s idea of a traditional Christmas tree, but the Twelve Trees of Christmas in Tauranga’s CBD have been decorated with... Read More

Tinetti resumes lifelong learning

Jan Tinetti could be going through a big grief period. From running a school of 140 needy kids, she now plays a hand in running the country. And it’s... Read More

Confident of poll on Maori wards

The contentious decision by Western Bay of Plenty district councillors to create one or more Maori wards has fired up residents who want a public poll... Read More

Possums and rats under the pump

The assault on possums and rats in an area of Whakamarama bush known as The Blade has stepped up, with $5000 given by Western Bay of Plenty District Council.... Read More

Focused on freedom campers

  Freedom campers in the Western Bay of Plenty will sleep “uneasy” when daily monitoring of popular park-up spots starts in mid-December... Read More

Museum and library decision looms

A steady stream of people has been dropping in to the museum and library info hub open days organised by Tauranga City Council. They include those who... Read More

Full time ranger wanted

The Western Bay Wildlife Trust is calling for a permanent ranger to be stationed near the Mount to protect wildlife in the area. A ranger needs to be... Read More

United Future’s demise

The disbandment of United Future earlier this week signalled the end of an era for a party that once challenged New Zealand First for the coveted role... Read More