Some are stocking up on food, others are in lockdown.
No cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Bay of Plenty.
Princess Cruises has halted global operations of 18 cruise ships for two months.
A Tauranga Muslim leader says we should not mark March 15. Here's why.
Autoimmune disease and heart disease are among conditions decreasing immune strength.
Experts say a recession is possible, but what does this mean for the Bay?
No cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Bay of Plenty area.
"As soon as I saw her roll underneath [the car] I had to turn my head and close my eyes."
Health experts and shops are discouraging people from panic buying and hoarding items.
The Government has earmarked $4m to help struggling businesses.
Impact felt as cruise ship diverted to Tauranga.
A report on Whakaari White Island has revealed new information on December 9.
Tauranga 'one step from tragedy', National leader tells public meeting.
"If they kept to the speed limit they'd be alright."
More than 400,000 cubic metres of dirt could be dumped if the application is approved.
''We're really thankful that no one was hurt.''
Pharmacies and medical suppliers are busy handling inquiries related to the virus.
But a gang expert says not to worry.
The girl proved to be too smart and strong for her own good.
But the principal says there are good reasons for the cameras.
The public housing waitlist in Tauranga has continued to climb.
'Saving a piece of Tauranga's history is important for the local community.'
Lucy Olphert felt like she needed a challenge and found the ideal cause to inspire her.
Flared-up tonsils and night sweats turned out to be every parent's worst nightmare.
'No one ever has their day ruined by wearing a lifejacket.'
Our growing population means more people are out on the water.
The DHB activated its Pandemic Response Plan on Friday.
This comes as foreign travellers from China have been barred from entering NZ.
This comes as kiwifruit doubled in price last December.
Bill Kerrison died "doing what he loved".
Beachgoers got more than they bargained for at the beach today.
Water restrictions might also be on the cards for some areas.
Tobacco sales make up a bigger proportion of a corner shop's income than you might think
''People don't know anything about it, so they can't judge me.''
What do lifeguards do in a day?
It's all hands on deck in the Bay for our Australian cousins.
Seven schools were flagged as being in 'serious financial difficulty' in 2018.
High temperatures and low rainfall swept the region in 2019. What will 2020 bring?
'I do need to get well to support people,' Jan Tinetti says.
The ship was due to make a stop in Tauranga today.
The surgery left the Pāpāmoa resident with "Zorro"-like scars.
There is one more week left in the Bay of Plenty Times Christmas Appeal.
'Safety should be a fluid thing and you should always be looking for ways to improve it.'
Businesses are stepping up to the plate to fill another person's empty bowl.
'It's about practising the art of giving.'
"We're glad that we had an MP that wanted to help out."
The club members see the Christmas Appeal as a necessity.
Reports of children being buried in sheets prompted effort.
"People are just so thoughtful."
What does Tauranga have to say about the legislation?
'Supporting the foodbank is very much in the spirit of Christmas'
"Everyday is a good day here."
Businesses have got into the "good habit" of giving every year.
DHB says technical standards required for playground would've exceeded size of donation.
The new app that will have the kids' pocket money sorted.
I like baked beans and I like burgers so I thought, what could go wrong?
The woman lived with extreme pain for six years.
The unit will close on December 1 to March 30, 2020.
Why is canned fish so special?
"The survival part of the brain gets extremely heightened through traumatic events."
An investigator was at the scene today.
Neighbours describe the 'terrifying' events that unfolded on Oriana Cres.
"If all you can manage to put into the box is a 70 cent can of spaghetti, please do so."
'It's pretty horrific when I think of the girls,' Erin McDonnell says.
Delight as Tauranga digs deep to help others.
"I will never forget the hideous day of his terminal diagnosis."
The Dunne family has spent more than $120,000 on treatment.
"We're doing more parcels and bigger parcels": Need has grown in past five years.
Gilmours has donated goods to the Foodbank on a monthly basis for a number of years.
"Pride is for everyone and pride looks different for everyone."
"People are reacting to the plight of the community:" Foodbank manager.
"I thought, 'What on earth is this? Has my email been hacked?"