A 19-year-old check-out operator has been announced as UnitedFuture's new Tauranga candidate.
Welcome Bay boy Rawiri Wilson-Te Whata had been playing hide and seek with family and friends when he was called across the road for dinner. He was hit by a car and flown to Starship Hospital. His condition improved in hospital this morning.
Boat blown into rocks
Winds of up to 63km/h have blown a boat off its moorings and into the rocks beside Dive Crescent.
A Tauranga man will appear in court today facing burglary charges relating to the theft of guns after an armed offenders callout in Judea yesterday.
The 14-year-old boy who fell off his mountain bike at Oropi this week remains in a serious condition at Tauranga Hospital.