2016 is well underway and there have been some big stories in the Bay. Here are the top five stories you clicked on over the past week.

Mauao fire deliberately lit
Investigations into the fire that broke out on Mauao last week revealed the fire had been deliberately lit. Read more here.

Mum told your breasts are for home
A woman was berated in public for breast-feeding her son in a Tauranga supermarket, leading to a storm on social media. Read more here.

New airline to hit Tauranga
A new airline will fly into Tauranga airport, heating up regional competition. Read more here.

Severe weather watch for Tauranga
Tauranga received a warning for intense heavy rain. Read more here.


Passenger ship in trouble of Whakatane coast
A charter boat caught fire and sank off the coast of Whakatane, causing its passengers to leap overboard. Read more here.