Bay of Plenty

Two Lotto players win $500,000

Two Lotto players fwill be popping the champagne after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold at Bayfair Lotto in Mount Maunganui and Alexandra New World in Alexandra. Powerball...... Read More

Voting on Maori Wards opens

Western Bay electors will have their say on whether or not the District Council should establish Maori wards, when voting opens next week.  Western Bay of Plenty District Council is holding a binding poll to see whether Maori wards should be introduced...... Read More

Straight talking about health

Gemma McCaw, Dr Anna Rolleston, Sam the Barter Barber and Harold the Giraffe are inviting you to breakfast, and all for a good cause. Guests at the Life Education Breakfast on Friday, May 4 will be treated to breakfast before meeting and listening...... Read More

Mother’s Day fun run returns to Bay of Plenty

New Zealand’s biggest Mother’s Day event, the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk, is returning to Tauranga on May 13 – with tickets now on sale. Runners and walkers will set off from Kulim Park at 10am, in support of women’s...... Read More

Brown shoots magical 59 at Carrus Open

Mark Brown has shot the magical number of 59 (-11 par) to fly into the lead at the Carrus Open on the Jennian Homes Charles Tour this morning.  The defending champion achieves this feat for the second time at this course and is believed to be...... Read More

Move to rid Papamoa waterways of weeds

Ministry for Primary Industries is working with the Tauranga City Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council to contain and eradicate an infestation of the aggressive aquatic weed Salvinia molesta in the Wairakei Stream in Papamoa. Salvinia...... Read More

New seats bring enjoyment back

A Tauranga couple who took a public stand last year against inadequate seating for wheelchair patrons and their companions at Event Cinemas Tauranga finally got to sit together at the movies in style last week. Merle and Dion Seeling approached The...... Read More

Father and son motorsport champs

Terry and Blake Corin share a passion for racing – and are proof talent runs in the family. Both father and son have claimed major national wins this year in motorsport and kartsport competitions. In January, Terry placed first in the Super...... Read More

One dead overnight in Matamata crash

One person has died following a crash in Matamata overnight. A police media spokesperson says the crash happened just before 5am. "The deceased was the sole occupant of a car which crashed into a wall on Smith Street at around 4.40am.  "No...... Read More