Wednesday, July 27, 2016



Are you a fan of the new Pokemon Go app?

Yes, it reminds me of my childhood.
No, it’s a waste of time.

Tool theft on the increase

Police are requesting the public's help to identify a vehicle and its occupants alleged to have been involved in the theft of builder's tools in Papamoa... read more

Strong talent for NZ canoeing

Canoe Racing New Zealand's investment in big boats is about to pay off, with a 26-strong team arriving in Belarus for this week's canoe sprint junior world... read more

Put your phone away: Police

Police are warning motorists they are putting other drivers at risk with using cell phones while driving and not wearing seatbelts. Wearing a seatbelt... read more

Going for gold is paying off

Western Bay of Plenty Kiwifruit Management company DMS' early commitment to Zespri Gold kiwifruit is paying off with record profit and the announcement... read more

It’s all about running

Bay of Plenty Secondary School Girls' Under-18 rugby coach Jimi McLean has a simple philosophy for the game: “rugby is a game about running”.  And... read more

Trout fishing rules changing

Trout fishing will be prohibited upstream of the Awahou Steam's junction with Lake Rotorua under changes to fishing regulations which come into force in... read more


Stay away from orca calf

Members of the public are being asked to stay away from an orca calf that's been spotted in the waters off the... read more


Bay woman left to die in her own waste

A court has heard how a former Bay of Plenty woman was left to rot and die in her own waste by her daughter. Former... read more


Trustpower made to pay IRD

Trustpower have lost a Supreme Court appeal against the Inland Revenue Department which could see them paying millions... read more

Kiwi actor injured in Opotiki crash

UPDATED 11.25PM: Kiwi actor James Rolleston was seriously injured in a crash on State Highway 35 near Opotiki overnight,... read more

No plea from robberies accused

The man charged with the armed robbery of three Tauranga dairies this month entered no plea when he appeared before... read more


Accolade for city councillor

Tauranga City councillor and governance adviser Bev Edlin received the national ‘Excellence in Governance... read more


Grenada Street link now open

The official opening of the Grenada Street link this morning now offers a long awaited third option for Papamoa... read more


Rotorua man shot by police dies

The man who was shot by police during an armed incident on Rotorua's Te Ngae Road on July 14 has died. Police say... read more


Arrest made in aggravated robberies

Police have arrested and charged a 33 year-old Tauranga male in relation to three aggravated robberies.  In... read more


Meaning behind the debt dive

Some people might campaign on Tauranga City Council's lower than expected debt contained in the draft annual report... read more

Strategy to ‘bring down barriers'

With the second round of public consultation beginning, Kiwis are being encouraged to give their feedback on the... read more


Pat’s sixth supreme pie

Bethlehem baker Pat Lam is going to be working 18 hour days for the next month or so following his sixth supreme... read more

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Fire ravages physio office

An electrical fault is believed to be the cause of a fire which broke out a physiotherapist's office in Bayfair. Fire... read more


Beginner slopes open for business

Whakapapa and Turoa beginner ski areas are now open following a weekend of cold temperatures and more than 60 hours... read more


Food show fires up

More than 120 exhibitors will be at the Seriously Good Food Show at ASB Baypark Arena this weekend. Whether you... 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


A journey back through time

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian Sideline Sid got a taste of being a time-traveller last week. Having been more

1816: The Year Without a Summer

Weather Eye with John Maunder ‘The year without a summer', was caused by dust from volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia, which more

Appreciating the city we live in

Simon Bridges National MP Even in the middle of winter, Tauranga is a stunning place. The temperatures may have more

Mate, do we have a job for you!

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Tired of your current job? Need a change of pace? Looking to climb the ladder of vocational success? more

Shake a leg – diabetic mayhem!

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder We are taking a break on the Gold Coast for a couple of weeks and noticed a mind-boggling statistic stating more

Helping sore joints – Part 3

John Arts Abundant Living I could fill a book with the testimonies from clients who are experiencing significant more


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