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More aid delivered to Tonga

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is taking 12 more tonnes of aid and disaster relief supplies to Tonga today to support the Pacific country’s emergency response to Tropical Cyclone Gita. The relief supplies include 200 agriculture tool kits,...... Read More

Danni is the BOP’s top young grower

Danni van der Heijden is only the second woman to be named as Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower for 2018. The 24-year-old avocado services manager at Trevelyan’s Pack & Coolhouse in Te Puke won the trophy, after competing against five other contestants...... Read More

Happy Chinese New Year

  In 2018, Chinese New Year falls on Friday February 16. The celebrations usually last for over two weeks.  A group of Chinese visiting from a province near Shanghai came to the piano in Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui, on Thursday evening to sing...... Read More

Ian Taylor joins museum debate

A Dunedin technological entrepreneur has joined the debate on discussions about Tauranga bringing a new museum to life. At a special breakfast ceremony at Trinity Wharf this morning, Animation Research CEO Ian Taylor shared his thoughts on the benefits...... Read More

NZ aid arrives in Tonga

The New Zealand Defence Force has delivered 12 tonnes of aid and disaster relief supplies to communities in Tonga affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita.  Air Commodore Kevin McEvoy, the Acting Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, said a Royal New Zealand...... Read More

A garden party for the National Party

Over 200 people attended a garden party hosted by Simon and Natalie Bridges on Saturday afternoon.  This year the annual event was held at one of Tauranga’s hidden gems, the historic and privately owned Maungawhare homestead in Otumoetai. The...... Read More

Firefighters contain Dunedin blaze

Heavy rain overnight has helped firefighters who have been working tirelessly to help contain the fire in Burnside, Dunedin. Incident Controller Phil Marsh says six crews have been working overnight. The fire appears to have been contained, and the...... Read More

Heavy rain and gales this week

Heavy rain and gale force winds are expected on Thursday and Friday, as the country is struck by the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Fehi. Weather warnings and watches for the Bay of Plenty are expected to be announced officially tomorrow, after similar...... Read More

Cricket legend helps church fundraiser

Legend of NZ cricket Grant Elliott is lending his support to help fundraise for St George’s Anglican Church in Gate Pa. Guest was the guest of honour at the fundraising night on Friday, and was also booked to run a special one-on-one coaching...... Read More

Lessons learned from tourist boat fire

A report into the sinking of the passenger vessel PeeJay V, which caught fire at sea on January 18, 2016 off the Eastern Bay of Plenty coast, has found there was no fire alarm system on board. According to the report released by the...... Read More

Paraglider slams into Mauao

A paraglider had a gut wrenching experience on top of Mauao recently, when windy conditions caused his kite to slam-dunk him into the Mount Maunganui mountain face. Instagram user @draggonslayer was on the mountain, also known as Mount Maunganui, when...... Read More

Bugs continue to plague New Zealanders

Tauranga is one of many locations around the nation currently facing a plague of insects. Pest control companies around the country have reported a big increase in demand for their services this month. Pestworks Tauranga owner Patrick Allen says while...... Read More

Elms Garden receives national honour

The Elms Tauranga has begun 2018 with outstanding news - the garden has received a prestigious honour. The New Zealand Gardens Trust has registered the garden as a “Garden of Significance” with a 5-star rating. “What makes this...... Read More

Warning as heavy rain approaches

A heavy rain warning is in place for the Coromandel Peninsula this afternoon. The MetService is forecasting heavy rain for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and northern parts of Taranaki. An active front lies slow-moving over the North...... Read More

Texans take to Tauranga sky

Tauranga residents are promised an action teaser for this weekend’s Classics of the Sky Tauranga City Airshow, with the early arrival of the RNZAF Black Falcons aerobatic team. Flying the Beech Texan T6C’s, the team is expected to arrive...... Read More

Snow falls in Mount Maunganui

A huge truckload of snow transformed part of Marine Parade, along Mount Maunganui’s beachfront, into a white winter wonderland today. The edge of Mount Drury Reserve along the beachfront was covered in snow thanks to the Mt Ruapehu team and Whakapapa...... Read More

Orcas delight Papamoa community

Hundreds of people poured out of houses in Papamoa overnight to watch as a group of orca cruised past along the beach. Some ran in their pyjamas not wanting to miss seeing the three orca close up. About an hour before sunset Nikki Antonsen spotted...... Read More

Shark spends holiday at Pukehina Beach

Spotting a shark at Pukehina Beach turned into an opportunity to capture some moments by drone for Gareth Tipene and his friends. The shark stayed for a few days, providing adults and children with an unforgettable holiday experience. The shark spent...... Read More

One-flipper penguin survives storm

A little blue penguin has been found with only one flipper. The young adult was brought into Tauranga’s ARRC Trust by the Western Bay Wildlife Trust after being found injured. “His flipper is broken off at the humerus,” says ARRC...... Read More