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Police rushed to Papamoa Beach on Sunday night.

Woman run over in street brawl

Sticks, garden tools and bats were used in a massive brawl in Papamoa on Sunday night.

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One dead after Tauranga crash

Roads are blocked after the two-car crash.


Tauranga Lotto Powerball winner lands hefty $5.5 million

The winning ticket was bought at Greerton Lotto.


Man dies at Sulphur Point after being pulled from water

He was found unresponsive in the water at 3:20pm.

Police questioned the man, before realising they had the wrong guy.

'What have I done wrong?': Police accused of racism in viral video

Police have apologised over the incident.


Tauranga Lotto winner takes home $1 million

Not bad winnings at all.


Men accused in NZ's biggest drug bust appear in court

They were busted with an estimated 46kg of cocaine, worth NZ$20m.

Port of Tauranga.

NZ's largest bust nets cocaine worth $20m

It was seized, after four foreigners retrieved the drugs off a ship from Chile.


Tauranga woman writes letter to her boobs

She used the letter to process her feelings, before undergoing a mastectomy.

Tauranga Boys' College.

School reportedly told bullied boy to hide in library

Bullies who shot a fellow student with a BB gun have been allowed to return to Tauranga Boys' College.


Surveyors stumble across possible mass burial site

What is now Tauranga's rose garden was once a major Māori fortress.

Police are searching for two suspects.

Staff 'traumatised' following Tauranga robbery

Two men, armed with firearms, took cash from the Bethlehem store.

Man in bed sick

Stroke speech trial begins

The study seeks to better understand the best way of treating people having difficulty with speech and language.

The animal is believed to be a Bryde's whale.

Ship drags massive whale into Tauranga port

A ship has inadvertently dragged the carcass of a Bryde's whale into Tauranga Harbour.


Container ship on fire in Tauranga

More than 70 firefighters were fighting the blaze at its peak.


Motorcyclist dies after Tauranga accident

The man was taken to Tauranga Hospital in critical condition on Sunday.

Keeping to an athlete's diet might be hard with all the baking around.

Retirement village opens door for young athletes competing at AIMS Games

Keeping to an athlete's diet might be hard with all the baking around.

The man was flown to Tauranga Hospital in a serious condition with a St John paramedic onboard.

Man seriously hurt on Matakana Island

A rescue helicopter has flown a man to hospital with serious injuries after he was allegedly knocked unconscious at Matakana Island, near Tauranga.


Key expressways get 110km/h speed limit

Tauranga Eastern Link and parts of the Waikato Expressway will be the first to get the new speed limits.


Body of missing Tauranga fisherman found

His boat, which was homemade, still hasn't been located.