Regional

30 minutes with Treble Cone Ski Patrol

Multiple World Champion and world number stand-up paddleboard athlete, Annabel Anderson, had a serious accident a few weeks ago at the Motatapu Chutes area of Treble Cone. But fortunately for Anderson, who had dislocated her hip and was knocked unconscious,...... Read More

Murder charge following Papamoa homicide

A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a 48-year-old man in Papamoa yesterday. The man was known to the deceased and will be appearing in Tauranga District Court tomorrow. A police spokesperson says the police investigation...... Read More

Investigation after Papamoa robbery

An investigation is being carried out in Papamoa after a robbery took place last night. Police were called to the Super Liquor store in Papamoa after a man pushed a shop attendant and stole some alcohol. A police spokesperson says the man decamped...... Read More

Cordons still in place after Papamoa stabbing

Cordons are still in place in Papamoa after a man was allegedly stabbed to death. Police were called to the private address on Harding Drive around 8.30am on Saturday September 22. A police presence was at the scene all night and Todd Madden, who...... Read More

Council takes up Kiwi Camp offer for campers

Western Bay of Plenty District Council has accepted a $200,000 grant from Central Government to trial a KiwiCamp facility in Waihi Beach this summer to help manage freedom camping. Council considered several sites and decided on the Waihi Beach Community...... Read More

Classic Flyers makes room for exciting fleet

Tauranga Classic Flyers Museum has made room for an exciting fleet of new aircrafts. The museum officially welcomed three former Royal Air Force Westland Wessex helicopters to its grounds on Wednesday afternoon, with a further two welcomed later in the...... Read More

Strong support sees reprieve for community boards

Strong support for locally elected boards has seen the Western Bay of Plenty District Council drop plans to scrap its five community boards and replace them with three community committees. After extensive community consultation, including a series...... Read More

Bay of Plenty Volcanix on hunt for first win

Volcanix coach Brendon Webby is telling his team to keep the faith. If they do, he says, the results will start to come, and tonight in their fourth Farah Palmer Cup outing against Taranaki at Rotorua International Stadium they have a good chance to...... Read More

Tauranga school band cleans up at Bandquest

Revolution Radio, from Mount Maunganui Intermediate in the Bay of Plenty have just earned $3000 worth of gear for their school music department, as winners of the nationwide primary and intermediate music contest Rockshop Bandquest. Music teacher...... Read More

Sportsville opens in grand style

The Kauri Coast Recreational Society (KCRS) is delighted to announce that the much-awaited Sportsville Dargaville multi-purpose sports facility at Memorial Park will open to the public on Saturday, 29 September. A huge opening day has been planned,...... Read More