Colleen Killeen will never forget December 28, 1950. It was one of Tauranga's darkest days.
If you've ever thought about taking the bus but never have, this Saturday could be the day to give it a go.
Emergency services are responding to two crashes on State Highway 2 this morning, with one blocking traffic at Papamoa.
Police say a situation which required an armed response in Whakatane this morning has now been resolved.
Work will start soon on removing the Mount Maunganui surf reef to reduce the risk to swimmers near Tay Street beach.