Bay of Plenty

Helping soldiers during a tough time

By donating to the RSA Poppy Appeal, the money raised goes towards helping people and families who need it, like Kerry Leathart. After two tours in Afghanistan with the New Zealand Army, Kerry came home to start a family and a life in Tauranga as...... Read More

Anthony ‘TNT’ Taylor retires

WBU World Super Lightweight Champion Anthony ‘TNT’ Taylor has officially retired from professional boxing, his manager Craig Thomson confirmed on Friday. Born and raised in Tauranga, Taylor began his career winning multiple amateur titles,...... 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

Gang clash ends with AOS arrest

The Armed Offenders Squad was brought in to assist with the arrest of a 27-year-old man in Rotorua yesterday. The arrest followed police enquiries into a gang altercation that took place at the Kuirau Park markets earlier in the day. Reports from...... Read More

Child struck by ute in Whakatane

A young girl has suffered serious injuries after she was struck by a ute in Whakatane on Friday evening. A police spokesperson says the child was hit by the vehicle on Awatapu Drive shortly before 5.30pm, but was unable to confirm the age of the child...... Read More

Final stage of B2B upgrade to start May

The New Zealand Transport Agency has confirmed the final stage of Tauranga’s Baypark to Bayfair Link Upgrade will get underway in May. CPB Contractors have been awarded the contract to build the second and final phase of the project which includes...... Read More

Tauranga teen’s act of kindness goes global

A Bay of Plenty teenager has won global praise online after a video of her buying groceries for a complete stranger went viral. The gesture was carried out by 13-year-old Te Riina Takamore at the Gate Pa New World in Tauranga. Te Riina's mother...... Read More

PM opens new training centre

Prime Minister Bill English opened the new EmployNZ training centre in Tauranga this afternoon - an official duty on a short trip that also included an art gallery visit this morning. Employ NZ transitions people from benefit dependency to higher levels...... Read More