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Wednesday, October 22, 2014



Who should be the new Labour Party leader?

Nanaia Mahuta
David Parker
Andrew Little
Grant Robertson

Man dies in Welcome Bay crash

UPDATE 2.35pm: One man is dead and another is in Tauranga Hospital after a car crashed with a mobile library bus on Welcome Bay Road this morning. The... read more

Risky driving caught on film

Driving on the wrong side of the road could be punished with a $150 or more fine if the act is deemed deliberate. This message comes after Tauranga resident,... read more

School eyes sun safety

‘Slip, slop, slap and wrap'. For one Tauranga school, being able to complete the SunSmart message after introducing optional sunglasses to its school... read more

Beekeepers applaud MPI action

The Ministry for Primary Industries is to be congratulated for sending home a Ukrainian couple for allegedly trying to smuggle honey into New Zealand.  That's... read more

No plea from accused tourist attacker

The Tauranga man accused of robbing and assaulting two tourists at McLaren Falls Park has been released on bail until his next court appearance. Dewald... read more

Police shooting 'complex'

The shooting of a man by police on State Highway 2, near Ngatea, is being described as a “complex situation” by a Waikato senior police officer. Acting... read more


Rosies rocking this Saturday

This Saturday Rosie O'Grady's in Mount Maunganui will be overflowing with musical goodness when three local acts... read more

Steamers pair tour Japan

The Bay of Plenty Steamers engine room continues to reap the rewards of strong performances up front with two players... read more

Black Caps fall short at Bay Oval

New Zealand fell to a six-wicket defeat at the Bay Oval on Tuesday on what was a historic day for cricket in the... read more


Bravery award for hero cop

The Tauranga Police officer who leapt from a bridge into the dark waters of Tauranga Harbour to save a crash survivor... read more

Police shooting at Ngatea

Paeroa police say they shot a man on SH2 ‘a number of times' following a domestic dispute at Kerepehi near... read more

Musical feast at the Mount

Next year Kiwi musicians will share the stage with legendary band The Original Wailers when the One Love festival... read more

Knights bolster batting firepower

The Northern Knights' first steps towards defending the domestic Twenty20 title has come in the form of their first... read more


Council urge action on weeds

Landowners are being encouraged to take a second look at spring growth and get ahead of pasture and garden weeds... read more

Programme that's changing lives

Matt Hohua was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia more than 13 years ago, but thanks to a mental health provider... read more


New lead in bank robbery case

Police are closing in on a man suspected of robbing ANZ bank in Greerton on Thursday October 9. A man wearing a... read more

Bay kayaker eyes the Olympics

Tauranga's Andrew Roy expects to be out of his depth when he heads across the ditch to train with some of Aussie's... read more

Young cricket fan pitches in

A 10-year-old from Tauranga got to pitch in at Mount Maunganui's first-ever international cricket match at the... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Risky driving caught on film

Driving on the wrong side of the road could be punished with a $150 or more fine if the act is deemed deliberate. This... read more


Bay primed for international debut

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has heaped praise on the region on the eve of Mount Maunganui's first taste... read more


'Use or lose' your lifestyle choices

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder A few decades ago an active lifestyle was normal – most people had no choice. We're designed to walk and move, more

My all-time favourite green vegetable

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef The cost of the grocery bill seems to go up constantly, so more

A rash of curious ailments

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits We've had a rash of responses to our column last week, on curious ailments. more

Your feedback influences our decisions

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor It's a shame only small percentages of people actually tell council what they think about issues. Most more

Potential loss of development opportunities and more costs to ratepayers

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is undertaking a variation to the proposed Bay of Plenty Regional more

Cricket bonanza in the Bay

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian The top echelon of secondary school cricket kicks of this Saturday, with more


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