National award for NPDC

An ongoing project to improve knowledge about cultural heritage sites in New Plymouth District has resulted in a national award. New Plymouth District Council has won the Innovation in Policy and Regulatory Development Category of the SOLGM Excellence...... Read More

Te Anau’s Cycle Trail makes progress

The Fiordland Trails Trust will be opening the next two legs of its community-driven cycle trail in May. New counters show that the existing legs are already a hit. Eager cyclists will have more opportunities to ride alongside Fiordland's Waiau...... Read More

Stellar coaching line up for NZ swim squad camp

A stellar coaching line up, bringing together Paralympians, Commonwealth Games medallists and former Olympians, has been confirmed for the 2017 Jetstar Super Swim Squad Camp. The camp will take place in Auckland on May 6 and 7. Attending will be the...... Read More

Tasman Rugby League’s Duke Climo steps into new role

The man tasked with raising the profile of rugby league in the top of the south lives and breathes the game. Duke Climo has been a player, coach, manager and board member. Now as Tasman Rugby League’s new club capability and development manager...... Read More

Cardrona golf course second round of submissions

A second round of public submissions regarding the development of a golf course on Cardrona Valley Road will close on May 1. Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is accepting submissions on the request for a private plan change to the Operative...... Read More

The day Doug dodged a bomb

Last week SunMedia met Doug Attrill – a 93-year-old with a war story – and discovered how his ship got bombed, and how a skirmish with a Japanese submarine contributed to the downfall of the notorious commander of the Japanese fleet, the...... Read More

Local golfers take out first place

Two local golfers have claimed first place in their respective divisions of the Carrus Tauranga Open this afternoon. Mark Brown shot 18 under par to win the men’s field, while Alanna Campbell topped the women’s field with three under par. What...... Read More

Lost, then found

Charles Foister, from Newcastle upon Tyne, in the UK, has ‘fallen victim' to Tauranga’s friendliness and hospitality. Visiting New Zealand for about a month with his wife Jill, he lost his camera while travelling around Tauranga on...... Read More

Racing through obstacles

When a road accident left George Cairney partially blind he had to give up some of his favourite hobbies, like reading. Nine years later, the 26-year-old has developed a new hobby in running and is using it to change his life and to continue smashing...... Read More

Bold action needed for Napier Port expansion

Napier Port directors must lobby government for expansion funding from the Reserve Bank, Democrats for Social Credit Party Leader Stephnie de Ruyter told a meeting of Hawke’s Bay members in Napier. Stephnie says the partial sale of a ratepayer-owned...... Read More