A new green kiwifruit and a red variety with edible skin are being hailed as "game changers" for the multimillion-dollar industry.
Two Tauranga women are off on the adventure of a lifetime in the upcoming season of The Amazing Race.
Papamoa could become an events hub after boosting its entertainment budget by $25,000 a year.
Tauranga resident Dame Susan Devoy again made the Reader's Digest Most Trusted New Zealander list but dropped 31 spots to come in at number 48.
A protest has been planned to take place outside Tauranga MP Simon Bridges' this weekend following community upset at the politicians latest decisions.