Bay of Plenty

Athletes dash to the finish line

It’s the first day of the Festival of Multisport with hundreds of people coming out to cheer the contenders on. The 2018 Port of Tauranga Half Marathon headlined the festival today, as well as events for people of all ages and abilities such...... Read More

SH25 repairs to be completed by March

Coromandel’s State Highway 25 expected to be back to two lanes early this year according to NZTA. The damage along State Highway 25 between Thames and Manaia has now been assessed and the Transport Agency has developed a programme which aims...... Read More

Three sets of traffic lights out on SH25

UPDATE: Three sets of temporary  traffic lights are out after an incident earlier this morning. Police were notified by a traffic control coordinator at around 6.30am that three sets of temporary traffic lights covering a 30km stretch of...... Read More

Top athletes in town

Mount Maunganui residents can expect to run into some of the nation’s favourite sports people on their streets, this month. A number of high calibre athletes will be in town to train at The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance. The...... Read More

Controversy over speedway race

There are behind the scenes questions being asked about the shut-down of the New Zealand Super Saloon speedway championships on Saturday night, just before the finish of the meeting’s last race – the championship decider. Racing was stopped...... Read More

Confidence in Bay of Plenty economy falling

Economic confidence in the Bay of Plenty has fallen through the floor, according the Westpac Regional Economic Confidence survey results released today. The survey conducted in December last year, shows only 13 per cent of Bay of Plenty households...... Read More

A bigger and better event for all

One of the world’s leading reggae music festivals and the nation’s favourite festival experience, One Love, returns to Tauranga this summer. Festival promoter Pato Alvarez says the event promises some of the biggest names in music including...... Read More

$1 million Lotto win a dream come true

  A Bay of Plenty man will be kicking off the New Year with a bang after snapping up the top prize of $1 million in Lotto’s Christmas Promotion.  The regular Lotto player, who would like to remain anonymous, said that he had recently...... 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

Car crashes into power pole near Tauranga

A car smashed into a power pole causing it to fall across the road near The Lakes roundabout. Police were called to the crash at the intersection of Takitimu Drive and State Highway 29, around 8.30pm on Thursday. A police spokesperson says there were...... Read More