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Friday, October 24, 2014



After a spate of recent gun crimes, do you think NZ police officers should be armed at all times?


Second Bay defeat for Black Caps

New Zealand suffered their second Bay Oval defeat in the space of four days with a 72-run loss to South Africa on Friday. Despite another gutsy spell at... read more

School looks to grow industry

Plans for Katikati College to develope a horticulture-based primary industries academy are beginning to take seed in what community stakeholders view as... read more

Wait goes on for Mount bar

They say ‘no news is good news', but for the owners of Mount Maunganui bar Vaudeville, ‘no news' is similar to pulling teeth. For the past... read more

Peace Run heads to Tauranga

Tauranga runners, community groups and school children will take part in the Peace Run as it passes through the region on Wednesday on its way to Rotorua. The... read more

Biggest NZ security effort since 9/11

Beefed up parliamentary security in the wake of a shooting in Canada's parliament is being described as the biggest security awareness to hit New Zealand... read more

International flights a no go

Prospects of future international flights jetting into Tauranga have been met with a firm no, with airport officials citing financial and environmental... read more


Sunny start to long weekend

The start of Labour Weekend looks to be a sunny one. A front followed by a cold southwest change is expected to... read more

Bay cops help in shooting case

Bay of Plenty Police officers are among 20 involved in the investigation of a police shooting of a 50-year-old... read more

Te Puke display up in flames

Firefighters were called to the Te Puke Sikh temple's Diwalli fireworks display last night after a neighbouring... read more

$750K of synthetic drugs seized

Police raids in the Bay of Plenty have seen $750,000 worth of synthetic drugs and more than $150,000 in cash seized. Search... read more

Steamers seek new approach

The hunt begins for the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union as they look to secure a top level coach capable of restoring... read more

Public plea for wanted man

Bay of Plenty Police are asking members of the public to report any sightings of Joshua John Morrison. The 21-year-old... read more

Fatal crash a timely reminder

Bay of Plenty Police are urging people to take their time on the roads this Labour Weekend following a fatal crash... read more


Calls to arm police full-time

A spate of recent gun crimes has prompted calls for police officers to be armed at all times. NZPA president Greg... read more


'Scaremongering' slows claim

Scaremongering by kiwifruit industry leaders is one of the chief reasons the Psa compensation claim against the... read more


4km/h speed tolerance in place

Police will be enforcing the 4km/h speed tolerance over the next few days as they look to make this Labour Weekend... read more


Deputy mayor answers critics

Deputy mayor Kelvin Clout is heading off the critics by fast-tracking an investigation into making development... read more


Cracks showing in SmartGrowth plan

Tauranga City Council broke ranks with its SmartGrowth partners this week, directing staff to look at ways of fast-tracking... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Black Caps promise improvement

A below-par Black Caps outfit is vowing to produce a much improved performance, in all facets of the game, come... 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... read more


Salads, summer and savings

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef The costs of food consumes a large part of the weekly more

Skinny love - Support network for sacked mannequins

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits On the day NZ gained membership of the UN Security Council, one of the major news stories more

Joining together for Stranded Sundays

Joseph Gordon The Phoenix The Phoenix and The Cornerstone have joined together to help Stranded Sunday this weekend by co-ordinating with the more

Being big enough to know we’re small

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Following the squabbles in Auckland and Wellington over sports stadiums, I welcome the news that Sport NZ more

Council Chatter - Land Supply

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor A majority of elected members supported Bob Clarkson's proposal to investigate opening up land in more

The aim to grow New Zealand

Scott Simpson Coromandel MP It's been straight back to business and work for me since the election. Results in the Coromandel electorate more


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