Friday, September 04, 2015



Should Tauranga City Council fund floodlights for the Bay Oval to bring more international cricket to the region?


Tourists survive 8m drop

A suspension bridge cable on the Lake Waikeremoana track failed on Thursday, dropping four German tourists more than eight metres into the Hopu Ruahine... read more

Symphonia's Rising Stars final tonight

The stars are aligning over Tauranga Boys' College with the final of the Bay of Plenty Symphonia's Rising Stars Competition taking place tonight. Preshow... read more

Tauranga tenants left in limbo

Tenants of the Tauranga state houses about to be sold off to Ngati Ranginui and other private buyers are facing an uncertain future, with no help coming... read more

Mr Olympia visits Tauranga

When it comes to muscle, there aren't too many who can top body builder Ronnie Coleman, and Tauranga locals will get the chance to see him up close and... read more

The power of marriage, 61 years on

She was a beautiful brunette and it was her 19th birthday. Her name was Betty May Middlemiss and she was a model milliner. “She appealed to me as... read more

Banks backing dairy farmers

Banks are providing some much needed support to New Zealand's dairy industry during a period of low prices, a survey from Federated Farmers has revealed.  Only... read more


More good news for Bay cricket fans

Mount Maunganui's Bay Oval has been handed three more high-profile cricket clashes this summer, with the Northern... read more


Robert’s ode to Te Puke

Robert Rakete had been to Te Puke just once – and that was around 25 years ago as a schoolboy. But the genial... read more


New airline for Tauranga

A new airline connecting Tauranga and Auckland is going through the final phases of civil aviation accreditation... read more

UPDATED: Wife 'heart broken' by assault

UPDATED - 10.55am: A Whitianga man who was violently assaulted while walking home overnight would have been celebrating... read more


Spring cycling message

Spring has arrived, and with warmer weather and longer daylight hours ahead, NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists... read more


Your thoughts on new flag designs

The four alternative flag designs for inclusion in the New Zealand flag referendum later this year were revealed... read more


YOUR PICS: Four seasons in one day

If we're talking weather, it's fair to say we've had a bit of everything in the Bay of Plenty this week. And as... read more


Fijian dog teams complete NZ training

Six Fijian detector dog teams have completed their New Zealand training. Police and Customs staff in New Zealand... read more

BMX brothers make their mark

Letting kids be kids is important for mother of three Kylee Stevens – and it's paid off in style, with one... read more

Sex site extortion warning

Surfers of online adult internet sites are being warned to be wary after a number of incidents where people engaged... read more


Steamers to show more enthusiasm

It doesn't get any easier for the Bay of Plenty Steamers as they get set to take on Counties Manukau in Pukekohe... read more


Longboarders take on Kopu-Hikuai Rd

Thrill-seeking longboarders who appear to have sped down a steep Coromandel road have police worried about their... read more

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Your thoughts on new flag designs

The four alternative flag designs for inclusion in the New Zealand flag referendum later this year were revealed... read more


All Blacks touch down in Tauranga

A small gathering of All Blacks fans waited patiently at Tauranga Airport for their favourite player Sam Cane this... read more


Your thoughts on online GST

Consumers are being warned that they could soon start paying GST when they purchase goods online. Even things such... read more

Your thoughts on Falls festival

With January comes sun, fun and festivals. New to this year's summer festival line-up in the Bay of Plenty is the... read more


Tauranga off the radar

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor Jetstar have announced their new provincial cities to their existing domestic routes. Napier, Nelson, more

We build this city

Catching up with Natalie By Natalie Bridges It seems to me that the arrival of Hairy Maclary has heralded a new chapter, not just for his friends, more

Flags, airlines and pretty little things

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Welcome to Backwater Bay... if you believe a certain airline that has snubbed us. Forget more

More central government policy direction

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor The Resource Management Act (RMA) directs councils to set policies and rules for more

Childhood reminders of a city’s thrill

Todd Talks By Todd Muller Two times this week I have been happily dragged back to my childhood while being out and about in the city.  The more

Remembering Bart Cummings

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian Sideline Sid wiped a little tear from his eye on Sunday, when he heard more


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