TODAY |

Sam Kelway

01:42
Over the next four days, nearly 2000 athletes will compete, representing 50 of the 74 clubs nationwide.

Hundreds arrive at Mount Maunganui for NZ's largest surf lifesaving event

Nearly 2000 athletes will compete, representing 50 of the 74 clubs nationwide.

01:55
Matekino Lawless’ show Whatu Manawa features a selection of her signature works

Master Māori weaver debut's first solo exhibition at tender age of 91

Matekino Lawless’ Tauranga show Whatu Manawa features a selection of her signature works.

01:46
15-year-old Jack Miller's motorised his chilly bin to get around his hunting ground.

Youths innovative war against rodents earning high praise

15-year-old Jack Miller's motorised his chilly bin to get around his hunting ground.

00:26
Melinda Hatherly was on her way to the Bay of Plenty when she filmed a man dancing as she waited in traffic.

Who is this marvellous fluorescent-vested highway dancing hero?

The search is on for a road worker who made a tedious wait in traffic slightly less taxing by his dancing antics.

01:47
"Just reading your name, are you Māori?" the landlord asked Reremai Cameron.

Tauranga student speaks out about shock after landlord asked, 'Are you Māori?'

Reremai Cameron, a student studying social work, says she feels disappointed following what she calls discrimination.

Tauranga council contractors ignoring city’s water restrictions

Contractors working on a highly controversial urban space were seen water blasting and watering plants.

Inspector Aaron Pascoe briefed media about the police investigation today.

Pair charged with murder of Auckland man Shannon Baker appear in court

The men, 28 and 34, were granted interim name suppression.

Terrence Simmonds had to swim back to shore after his surfboard was allegedly taken from Rabbit Island near Mount Maunganui.

'Marooned' Mount Maunganui surfer recounts long swim home after board vanished

Terrance Simmonds is on the hunt for his surfboard, which he thinks was mistakenly taken from Rabbit Island yesterday.

01:34
The city council spent $2.5 million to turn a carpark into a new urban space.

Mount Maunganui's new 'urban space' not received well by locals

"It's not very green. It's just a lot of space gone to a lot of waste," was how one young couple described it.

01:09
National leader Simon Bridges, who attended the polo, admitted he didn’t know much about the sport.

Inaugural Papamoa Beach Polo competition kicks off in style

National Leader Simon Bridges attended the event but admitted he didn’t know much about the sport.

01:37
It will mean beggars and the homeless won’t be allowed within five metres of retail areas.

Tauranga council bans begging, rough sleeping near shops

The council has passed a controversial bylaw 6-5.

Lime e-scooters looking to launch in Tauranga

The company made a short presentation to the Tauranga City Council asking for an operating permit.

01:56
Hundreds of campaigners marched across Wairoa Bridge today.

Protesters block major Tauranga highway to call on government to fix deadly stretch of road - 'stop letting people die like this'

Busy weekend traffic came to a halt as hundreds marched across Wairoa Bridge, which has already claimed dozens of lives.

00:56
Scott Curry said showing kids the silverware will hopefully inspire the next generation of world champions.

Watch: NZ Sevens stars surprise AIMS Games athletes with trophies from successful World Cup campaigns

Scott Curry said he hopes it inspires the next generation of world champs.

01:35
Josh Tia made the huge decision to have a leg removed, so he could continue playing sport.

Twelve-year-old with one leg impresses at AIMS Games

Josh Tia is proving he can play alongside able-bodied athletes despite only having one leg.

01:53
The week-long event sees more than 10,000 school students from NZ, Australia and the Pacific compete.

Thousands of young athletes in Tauranga for annual AIMS Games

The week-long event sees more than 10,000 school students from NZ, Australia and the Pacific compete.

Man accused of murdering his two-year-old daughter Arnica Savage appears in Tauranga court

In July Arnica Savage's body was pulled from the Rangitaiki River.

01:41
Whare for Freedom aims to help former prisoners return to their communities.

First 'Prison Home' opens in Tauranga - ‘Weave the community back together’

'Whare 4 Freedom' will help reintegrate recently released prisoners back into the community.

01:48
Police say motorists must change their behaviour behind the wheel, as the transport agency warns the toll will rise.

'Disappointing' and 'profoundly gutting' as twelve people killed on NZ's road last week alone

Police say people need to seriously change their behaviour behind the wheel.

01:04
Paul Hannagan put the word out on Facebook and the community responded

Mackenzie District Councillor outlines community effort to signpost dangerous road

Paul Hannagan put the word out on Facebook and the community responded.

01:43
Tim Mikkleson, Scott Curry and Joe Webber are all eyeing gold in two year’s time.

Experienced trio re-commit to All Blacks Sevens for 2020 Olympics

Tim Mikkleson, Scott Curry and Joe Webber are all eyeing gold in two year’s time.

02:01
A damning report into the Bella Vista residences has called for an inquiry.

Residents of failed Bella Vista development reject Tauranga City Council's offer to buy homes

The group of homeowners will now pursue legal action against council.

02:02
Jefferies looked shocked in court today as the verdict was read out.

Guilty: Man who dumped partner’s body in Waikato lake convicted of mother-of-three’s murder

Cory Scott Jefferies told their children their mother had run off. The truth was far more sinister.

01:54
Jefferies is on trial at the High Court in Hamilton over his partner’s death two years ago.

Crown accuses man of leaving his partner to 'rot' in lake while lying to their children about where she was

Cory Scott Jefferies is accused of killing mother-of-three Kim Richmond after a night drinking and watching rugby.

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