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Monday, July 06, 2015



What driving habit annoys you the most?

Using a mobile phone while driving
Driving under the speed limit
Failing to use indicators
Someone with blindingly bright lights

Taxing workout for James nets $2K

Call them super men and women, or just plain crazy – 49 Mount CrossFit athletes are surprising even themselves at how quickly they're completing... read more

Crash seriously injures passenger

A 20-year-old Tauranga man is in hospital with serious head injuries following a crash in Whakamarama overnight. Damage to the car following the serious... read more

Starship’s new ride

The new Starship National Air Ambulance plane may look fun on the outside – but there's serious stuff going on in the inside. The new Starship Air... read more

Lotto player wins $500K

The Highlanders weren't the only ones celebrating a win last night, after a lucky Lotto player who purchased a ticket in Rotorua won $500,000 with Lotto... read more

System 'manipulation' of NCEA

Manipulation of NCEA data is giving some parents the wrong idea about so-called "miracle schools", the former face of NCEA says. Ellie and Courtney McManaway... read more


Free eye exams for Kiwis under 16

From today, every New Zealander under 16-years-old will be able to have their eyes regularly tested for free at... read more

Teams' 'old fashioned' battle

While Rangiuru were narrowly beaten by Te Teko in a Baywide Division One encounter in the Eastern Bay of Plenty... read more

Kiwi paddlers make slalom semis

A jubilant Callum Gilbert joined the top echelon of canoe slalom paddlers for the first time, making the semifinals... read more

Hundreds of swimmers meet

With swimming caps, swimmers and speedos on, about 300 athletes are making a splash at Baywave Aquatic Centre in... read more

Squash champs, finalists decided

Evan Williams and Lance Beddoes will battle it out in the North Island Men's Open at Tauranga's Devoy Squash and... read more

B2KDA: a dish best served funky

Want the recipe for the perfect Pacific Kiwi Afro Soul band? Well, take a pinch of samba, a bit of funk, a tablespoon... read more


Kaimai crash partially blocks road

Traffic driving over the Kaimai Range was slowed this morning after a car rolled, partially blocking the road. Photo:... read more


Red, white and blues

Put on your best stars and stripes – The Hop House wants you for an Independence Day celebration. The new... read more


Steady decline in Downtown?

An iconic local sports store has shut its door this week – citing a lack of foot traffic in downtown Tauranga... read more

Nurturing Bay’s rugby talent

School holidays are upon us but for a number of young Bay of Plenty rugby players there is no slowing down. Next... read more


Club rugby results: week 16

Te Puke Sports claimed a spot at the top of the table in the Premier division after posting an 18-3 win against... read more

Squash showcases dominant talent

A dominant display by top seeded Lauren Clarke against Annmarie Holst marked the start of the PaknSave North Island... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Taxing workout for James nets $2K

Call them super men and women, or just plain crazy – 49 Mount CrossFit athletes are surprising even themselves... read more

Lake restocked after poaching

A year after poachers decimated a tributary of Lake Rotoiti, Fish & Game staff have returned to the area with a... read more

Zoe's 'the one to watch'

Hip-hop styled baggy ‘swag' pants, gothic-inspired wrist cuffs, studded gloves, yellow aviator sunglasses,... read more


Sizzling, searing secrets on the grill

Secrets sauces and rubs are being guarded closely as people cook their award winning dish at Phoenix car park in... read more


Regional council helps fund wastewater treatment

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor Many communities in the Bay of Plenty do not have reticulated sewerage treatment, but more

Second helping of pigeon pie

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Welcome to the news regurgitated, a second helping of pigeon pie. We've had a lot of news more

Why innovation matters for our future welfare

Andrew von Dadelszen Former Regional Councillor Food and beverages in 2012 was a US$21 billion export earner for New Zealand, and made up 10 more

Council website and housing announcements

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor Elected members have been advised that the top three reasons people use Tauranga City Council's more

Events help re-brand the city

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor I don't blame people in other regions for making their own labels about Tauranga. They rarely hear more

National Provincial Championships

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian While June and July brings wet weather club rugby where rainwear and more


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