Saturday, April 30, 2016



Do you think Wicked Campers should be banned?

Yes, they are offensive?
No, I find them funny?

What’s On: Roller Disco

Good morning Sunners, it's going to be another beautiful day in the bay and what better way to enjoy it than on roller skates. Skatescool Tauranga are... read more

TrustPower wins architectural award

Trustpower's new Durham St headquarters received two awards in the 2016 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards. The winners were announced overnight... read more

Wide-spread support for proposals: TCC

Councillors have heard from 63 speakers who presented on their submissions to the Tauranga City Council Draft Annual 2016/17 this week. Speakers included... read more

Hold, aim, fire!

It'll be fun, it'll be a thrill and it'll be something new. That's why a dozen members of CanTeen, that special bunch of young people living with cancer,... read more

Bay gamblers spend $15.7m on pokies

Gamblers in the Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty, Whakatane and Rotorua districts fed some $15.7 million into pub and club gaming machines from January... read more

Kiwifruit given the all clear

Zespri has found that there is “no risk to consumer health” after concerns of grease being found on some of its kiwifruit tray liners. Around... read more


Law firm answers mayday call

Tauranga Coastguard crew members will hit the water this winter buoyant with an extra layer of GPS safety, thanks... read more

Funds for my blind cousin

At age seven, Japleen Kaur is only just learning to walk unassisted. For now, she uses a walker to get around or... read more

UPDATED: Te Puke shed fire under control

A fire which gutted a shed on Harris Street in Te Puke has now been brought under control by firefighters. Northern... read more


Terminal link dreams a step closer

Kawerau's dreams of a container terminal to link the town and the wider Eastern Bay of Plenty with the Port of... read more


Colony catastrophe in Papamoa

Fifteen cats and two kittens congregate, almost ritualistically, at the same spot in Papamoa at 10am every morning... read more


No tsunami threat to NZ

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck near Vanuatu this morning is not likely to cause a tsunami that will pose... read more

$40M boost for TECT consumers

A total of $40 million will be distributed to TECT consumers and community organisations as part of TECT's annual... read more


Wicked Campers' slogans banned

Wicked has just got too wicked and has been slapped by the Office of the Chief Censor. The International van rental... read more

White Island activity settling

The activity observed at White Island over the last two days is now settling. GNS Science, who have been monitoring... read more

Squash tournament this weekend

Sixteen top ranked international players will be taking to the court for the Devoy Squash and Fitness Open taking... read more

Civil defence alert system test

If you receive a Civil Defence alert at 10am Friday, May 6, remain calm, it's only a test. The Bay of Plenty Civil... read more


Williamson new Black Caps captain

The worst kept secret in New Zealand Cricket is now official - Kane Williamson will captain the Black Caps in all... read more

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New sport centre officially opened

New Zealand's newest high performance sports centre is now officially opened for business. A large crowd turned... read more

Wow, what a spout

Life on the water can be full of surprises as Chase Wotten, skipper with Epic Adventures, discovered the other... read more


War through a soldier’s eyes

Fred Pinny thought he would be a war hero when he returned from the war, but what he had been promised and what... read more


Downpours and 'grizzling' after derby

What was a track of vehicle destruction, now resembles a swimming pool as ASB Baypark Speedway organisers try to... read more


Your teen's career starts now

Careers with Hart with Jay Hart At the end of university, each graduate will hold a qualification. Relevant work experience will often more

The ins and outs of inflammation – Part 3

John Arts Abundant Living Last week I talked about the impact of dietary fats on the inflammatory process. Too much more

Society’s spending priorities up the wazoo

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits It's official: The ambulance really is at the bottom of the cliff.  We signed up more

Less ratepayer funding but more competition

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Some people say councils should be run more like businesses. But councils should be cautious if its more

My week that’s been…

Simon Bridges National MP On Monday I attended the Dawn Service at the Mount Cenotaph and the Civic Parade at Memorial more

More local Government reform

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor The shape of the proposed Minister of Local Government's legislative reform proposal ‘ more


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