Wednesday, June 29, 2016



Do CCTV cameras deter people from committing crimes?

Yes, because people know theyu2019re on camera
No, it’s an invasion of privacy

Recycling bale body mystery

Police are continuing their investigation into the discovery of a man's body found in a cardboard bale at a Hamilton recycling business yesterday. Detective... read more

Bay swimmer selected for Rio

Bay of Plenty ocean swimmer Kane Radford's Olympic dream is alive after his appeal against his non-selection was upheld. The New Zealand Olympic committee... read more

Murder accused appears in court

The man charged with murder following the death of a Tauranga baby has been given name suppression after appearing in the High Court in Tauranga this morning. The... read more

'Dangerous' man wanted by police

Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of Cain Douglas-Tera. Douglas-Tera is wanted by police after removing his electronic monitoring... read more

Rates increase of 1.68 per cent

Western Bay of Plenty District Council has finalised its 2016-17 Annual Plan and struck a rates increase of 1.68 percent for existing ratepayers. The total... read more


Flooding damages Western Bay road

Pongakawa Bush Road in the Western Bay of Plenty remains closed following the severe rainfall that lashed the region... read more


College caned over expulsions

A judicial review of a Tauranga Boys' College decision to expel three German exchange students for smoking cannabis... read more


Your thoughts on CCTV cameras

A new CCTV camera installed on the corner of McLean Street and The Strand sparked quite a bit of debate online. Some... read more

Warning as severe weather approaches

A severe weather warning remains in place for the Bay of Plenty. A deepening low is expected to move southeastwards... read more


$16.2M boost for restorative justice

An increase in funding of $16.2 million over the next four years will help restorative justice providers meet the... read more

Man’s body found in recycling bale

A post mortem examination is expected to be completed today on a body found in a cardboard bale at a Hamilton recycling... read more


Talking about Tauranga’s civic heart

The community will have the opportunity to discuss the proposed changes to Tauranga City Council's Long Term Plan... read more

Holder aims for maximum points

Mount Maunganui's David Holder heads to the fourth round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship,... read more


Man charged with Tauranga baby's murder

Police have charged a 22-year-old man in relation to the death of a Tauranga baby. A homicide investigation was... read more

Tarawera 100 gets ready to fly

Bay of Plenty's Cody Cooper will be looking to get down and dirty this weekend as he hits the tracks for this weekend's... read more

One arrested following armed callout

UPDATED 4.30PM: Police have arrested one man following an armed incident at a rural property in the Lower Kaimai... read more


Second car in fatal crash found

Police are talking to the occupants of a white car alleged to have been linked to the fatal crash near Hamilton... read more

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Your thoughts on CCTV cameras

A new CCTV camera installed on the corner of McLean Street and The Strand sparked quite a bit of debate online. Some... read more


Moko’s abusers to be sentenced

The two people who pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter following the death of a Taupo toddler will be sentenced... read more

Six compete for young grower title

Bay of Plenty's top young growers are being put through their paces physically and mentally as they compete for... read more

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Pyes Pa Memorial Park marked its 30,000th cremations last Friday - a number that's been accruing since the crematorium... read more


Tauranga racing in winter

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian Last Saturday's race meeting at the Gate Pa course in Tauranga was a more

Global Average Temperatures of the Troposphere: January 1969 - May 2016

Weather Eye with John Maunder The latest global average temperatures of the troposphere – those observed from US National Oceanic and more

Life’s daily habits

Dr Anna Rolleston  The Cardiac Clinic We're so engrained in the habits of our usual lives we're unable to see how anything can be changed. Life more

Luckily for you, we are vigilant

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Greetings Sunners and congratulations to all you readers, we have 100 per cent attendance more

Balancing cholesterol with a natural method

John Arts Abundant Living In 2009, a University of California study analysed the data of more than 130,000 people more

Preparing the prawns

Culinary Conversations with Peter Blakeway Food writer, caterer and private chef Have you ever wondered where the frozen prawns in the more


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