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Tuesday, September 16, 2014



Which Bay of Plenty candidate will you vote for this election?

Deborah Cunliffe, Conservative
Ray Dolman, NZ First
Brendan Horan, NZIC
Tracy Livingston, Democratic
Todd Muller, National
Ben Rickard, United Future
Clare Wilson, Labour

Western Bay police rate jobs

More than half of police officers in the Western Bay of Plenty feel they don't get enough recognition for their work. Figures from the 2014 NZ Police Workplace... read more

Car thief’s sentencing adjourned

The sentencing of a Mongrel Mob member who admitted to stealing multiple vehicle from Tauranga petrol stations has been adjourned. Sean Patrick Broderick,... read more

Waipuna expansion almost complete

A $3.6million extension of Waipuna Hospice allowing for an increasing number of patients is expected to be completed next month. The Te Puna-based centre's... read more


Papamoa markets move from Plaza

Redevelopments at Palm Beach Plaza in Papamoa are pushing the Papamoa Lions Market from its 13-year-long location,... read more


Party vote politicking

With Election Day four days away political candidates are wrangling over the party vote, with Act Tauranga candidate... read more


Beached cat written off

The catamaran partially sunken at Pilot Bay at the weekend will be broken up and removed by the owner. Paul Hollingshead... read more


Ready for an emergency?

Bay of Plenty residents are being asked “What would you do?” if a disaster was to strike leaving them... read more

Harris makes AB cut

Bay of Plenty hooker Nathan Harris looks set to make his All Blacks debut after being named in the 30-strong squad... read more

Wet weather continues this week

The wet weather experienced in the Bay of Plenty at the weekend looks set to continue through the week as a succession... read more


Anger over Brookfield baiting

Concerns for the health of children and pets are being aired following the laying of possum bait in a Brookfield... read more


Cannabis supplier bailed

A Papamoa man who has admitted charges of possessing cannabis for supply, selling cannabis and receiving, is on... read more

Arson investigation on-going

Police investigating an arson attack which saw fire destroy the inside of a Stoddart Place home in Brookfield are... read more


Tauranga cop new Police Ten 7 host

Tauranga Detective Sergeant Rob Lemoto is the new frontman for top rating show Police Ten 7. After nearly 20 years... read more

ELECTIONS 2014 (Click here to view more)


Party vote politicking

With Election Day four days away political candidates are wrangling over the party vote, with Act Tauranga candidate... read more


Political cupcakes and fantasy

Act leader Jamie Whyte firmly believes plans to raise the minimum wage are in “fantasyland” and New... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)


Fair Go applies the screws

Fair Go is turning up the heat on a Tauranga businessman and his company tonight. Gordon Harcourt, reporter for... read more


Should criminals be allowed to vote?

Six serving prisoners are currently seeking the right to vote ahead of the 2014 Election on September 20. Arthur... read more


Tauranga’s August average afternoon temperatures 1914-2014

Weather Eye with John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites in the last 100 years, including the more

Nutritional literacy

Leigh Elder Eat for keeps  People I consult with over their weight and diabetes issues often talk about advice they have been receiving more

Driven mad in Tauranga

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Rogers continues to lurch in a state of physical, and some would say, mental malfunction more

Don’t forget the cabbage

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef The start of spring all ways seems to enthuse me over more

Researching our climate future

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor This week I attended a workshop on a research project that will update and improve more

Is it time for unity in the arts sector?

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Councillors are currently gathering information to inform our decisions on the draft Long Term Plan in November. more


A Royal Spoonbill on the Wairau Lagoon. Photo by Will Parsons.
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