A multi-million dollar redevelopment of Papamoa's Palm Beach Plaza will see the size of the shopping complex increase by 50 per cent and provide 1000 jobs for tradespeople.
A 32-year-old woman blew more than three times the legal limit for drink driving in a week long crack down by the Western Bay of Plenty police.
Rena's owners and insurers have spoken about their settlement with aggrieved Tauranga business operators, following a two-day court ordered mediation process.
A 9-year-old child was taken to Tauranga Hospital after being hit by a car this morning.
Swimming between the flags will be introduced next summer to Tauranga's second most popular beach in the peak Christmas-New Year holiday season.