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Friday, July 25, 2014



If you died would you donate your organs?

Yes - I would donate
No - I wouldn't due to medical beliefs
No - I wouldn't for medical reasons
No - I am not a donor
I would let my family decide
I don't know

Food truck serving up a treat

Tauranga locals are getting a taste of the best New Zealand's Vogels recipes as the national road trip stops in town today. Based on The Strand from 7am-3pm... read more

TECT election results today

Candidates for the 2014 TECT election are eagerly waiting to hear who will join the Trust, with results to be announced this afternoon. Voting closes at... read more

Mass ice challenge planned

Tauranga City Council has received an application to hold a mass ice challenge at Memorial Park this weekend to raise funds for the Cancer Society. City... read more

Elderly man dies in SH2 crash

An elderly Tauranga man is dead and his 72-year-old female passenger is in Tauranga Hospital after police say a van crossed the centreline crashing into... read more

Horan seeks PM apology

Tauranga Independent MP Brendan Horan is calling for Prime Minster John Key to personally apologise to the people of Tauranga for not fulfilling a six-year... read more


Woman crashes car down hill

A woman was airlifted to hospital after crashing her car off a highway down a hillside near Waitomo overnight. The... read more

$15m for tertiary campus

The prospect of a new, purpose-built shared tertiary campus is one step closer with TECT funding $15million to... read more

$13k for unfair dismissal

A Whakatane woman is to be awarded $13,968 in compensation after she was unjustifiably sacked by her former employer... read more


Council to lodge Rena submission

Tauranga City Council is sticking with its staged approach to the Rena resource consent application in the face... read more

Scrub fire in Ohauiti

UPDATED 4.43PM: A helicopter with a monsoon bucket has been called in to help fight a 2 to 3 hectare fire in Ohauiti. Greerton... read more

Meter running on free parking

Tauranga City Council has put a proposed two hour free parking plan for the city on hold while it investigates... read more


City motorists top organ donors

More than half of Tauranga City driver's licence holders would donate an organ after death, according to the latest... read more


$170m settlement bill passed

The Tuhoe Claims Settlement Bill and the Te Urewera Bill have passed their third reading in Parliament this morning. The... read more

Growers warned of lower returns

Rapidly increasing gold kiwifruit volumes will mean falling per tray return for growers, warns Zespri CEO Lain... read more

Orphans’ stories touch pupils

Bethlehem College pupils are feeling fortunate after hearing the heart-warming stories of orphan children living... read more


Illegal lane use causes crash

 A “blatant rule breach” is the cause of a crash at the Bayfair roundabout as police look to ramp... read more

Te Puke in the spotlight

A new video promoting Te Puke's town centre is the latest tool the town is using to show it is ready for the Tauranga... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Tech cracks egg dipping record

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is an unofficial world record holder after breaking the previous record for the simultaneous... read more

Should checkouts be sugar-free

Sugar-free checkouts will hit the sweet spot with 34 per cent of New Zealanders a new Horizon Research study finds. The... read more


Save our students

Independent views By Brendan Horan This is yet another SOS from the NZ Independent Coalition – we have a number of initiatives to save more

Supporting our children

Ian McLean Green Scene Spokesperson for the Green Party Some alternative approaches to education policy are emerging in the lead-up to more

Schoolhouse arrives at Historic Village

  Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor It's great to see the Otumoetai Schoolhouse arrived safely at the Historic Village on Monday morning. more

Free-to-air sports frenzy over the ditch

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian While many facets of life over the ditch are the same as New Zealand – more

Junior netball programme hoops of success

Ruth Stanley Community Netball Manager Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty Zone  Netball is the most played sport for females in New more

Brisbane feels coldest morning in 103 years

Weather Eye with John Maunder Slightly unbelievable from the depths of winter in New Zealand – but it not always warm in Queensland. more


Sunrise from Aongatete. Photo by Kerri Wheeler.

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