|Four in hospital after crash near Tauranga|
Four women are in hospital after a crash in Lower Kaimai near Tauranga this afternoon.
© 2015 RadioNZ 7:55pm Boy racer invasion riles residents
A new section of the Waikato expressway project is being used for potentially dangerous burnouts and drifting races by masses of boy racers, from as far afield as Tauranga and Auckland.
© 2015 Stuff.co.nz Sat 5:15am Spike in volleyball pair's success
The road to the 2016 Rio Olympics looks as smooth as ever for Tauranga’s beach volleyball golden boys Sam O’Dea, 23, and Mike Watson, 25, who remain unbeaten on home soil.
© 2015 voxy.co.nz Fri 9:35am Crufts test of how to handle herself
Pascale Sperling, 13, is heading to Britain to compete in the world's top dog show: Crufts.The Year 9 student at Tauranga Girls' College has been showing dogs since she was 6, inspired by her dog-handler mother, Nathalie Sperling,...
© 2015 NZ Herald Fri 5:45am West Coast man dies while fishing from kayak
A West Coast man died while fishing from a kayak at Cape Foulwind late yesterday afternoon.The 48-year-old could not be revived after he was pulled from the water at Tauranga Bay and he was pronounced dead at the scene, shortly...
© 2015 NZ Herald Mon, 23 Feb 7:55pm Kayaker dies at Tauranga Bay, Westport
Rescuers and ambulance staff tried to resuscitate a kayaker who died after he was found floating face down off a West Coast beach.
© 2015 Stuff.co.nz Mon, 23 Feb 8:15am Kayaker found floating in water near Westport
Police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old kayaker found floating in the water at Tauranga Bay near Westport today.Emergency services were called about 5pm when the West Coast man, who had been fishing from a kayak, was...
© 2015 NZ Herald Sun, 22 Feb 10:35pm Rugby: The fat kid who fell in love with league
New Warriors recruit Bodene Thompson wasn't exactly destined to be a professional sportsman.Thompson, one of four new arrivals at the club for the 2015 season, didn't start playing league until his late teens.He grew up in Tauranga,...
© 2015 NZ Herald Sun, 22 Feb 5:55am Port mulls capital repayment
Port of Tauranga said its net profit rose by 8.2 per cent to $42.6 million in the six months to December and broadly hinted that a capital repayment may be in store once its $350 million channel deepening project is complete in 2017.The...
© 2015 NZ Herald Fri, 20 Feb 5:35am
Ceiling collapses in freak storm
Tauranga woman Jesse Maxwell narrowly avoided being crushed after her bedroom ceiling collapsed in a freak storm.And in a separate incident, a tornado blew through Papamoa and damaged house roofs yesterday.On Thursday night, Ms...
© 2015 NZ Herald 6:45pm NZ@Noon: Bombarded with abuse
Stories making headlines around the regions today include Women's Refuge workers 'bombarded with abuse' and a man with terminal cancer told to vacate his home.Refuge workers at Tauranga Women's Refuge are
© 2015 NZ Herald Fri 12:15am Inquest into Kiwi woman's mysterious death to be held in Perth
An inquest into the death of a young New Zealander who died in Western Australia from a mystery illness is due to begin today.Amanda Tauai, 21, from Tauranga, had been working in a small mining town when she fell ill in March 2012...
© 2015 NZ Herald Tue 8:45am West Coast kayaker found dead
A 48-year-old kayaker has been found dead about 30 metres from the shore at Tauranga Bay near Westport.
© 2015 RadioNZ Mon, 23 Feb 7:05am No legs, no obstacle for Kiwi cyclist
A motivational speaker who lost his legs in a train accident as child has begun cycling the Central Otago Rail Trail this weekend.On Friday night, Tony Christiansen, 56, of Tauranga, climbed from his wheelchair to 1.5m-high scaffolding...
© 2015 NZ Herald Sun, 22 Feb 5:05pm Small pockets of oil found in Rena
Several small pockets of oil have been found inside the wreckage of the MV Rena, off the coast of Tauranga.
© 2015 RadioNZ Sun, 22 Feb 9:26am NZ@Noon: Dangerous drifters and unclear future
Stories making the news around the regions today include viral footage of 'dangerous' drifters in downtown Tauranga and an unclear future for a Northland charter school.A video showing drift trikes
© 2015 NZ Herald Fri, 20 Feb 12:25am