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Tuesday, May 26, 2015



What would you spend an extra $25 a week on?


Man admits arson attacks

One of the two men accused of a spate of arsons attacks, including one on his co-defendant's adopted parents' home, will be sentenced next month. Benjamin... read more

Minister confirms passport change

Passports will be valid for 10 years from the end of this year and cost $180, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne confirmed on Monday. Dunne said the... read more

Historic paddle boat for sale

Historic paddleboat and Wairoa River resident the Otunui has been listed on auction site Trade Me with a starting price of just $1. The auction of the... read more

City failing on delivery

Tauranga City Council's City Delivery committee will hear how budget cuts are eating into the city's performance levels to the point where it is failing... read more

Tauranga uni campus moves a step closer

Tauranga's own university campus in the city's central business district has moved a step closer to becoming a reality after the parties involved agreed... read more

Bardoul falls to locking curse

Johan Bardoul's breakout Super Rugby season is over, after becoming the latest player to fall to the Chiefs' locking curse. In his eighth match of season,... read more



Kidnapper accused pleads guilty

A Merivale man accused of robbing a trio of teenagers of cigarettes with an air gun has changed his plea at the... read more

Reminder as seal surfaces at Mount

The Department of Conservation is reminding people of seal protocols after a New Zealand fur seal was seen sleeping... read more

Zespri post “extraordinary” results

Growers of Zespri Green Kiwifruit have achieved the industry's highest-ever return of $53,884 per hectare. The... read more


Bike for sale to help Mount teen

Young Samuel Lord won a flash new mountain bike worth the best part of $400, now he's promptly giving it away.... read more

Trout take a road trip

Over 2,200 young trout were introduced to their new home over the weekend after making a road trip from Rotorua... read more

Severe winds to hit the Bay

After the weekend's downpour, it could be a windy one out there today with gale-force winds forecast to hit Tauranga. Metservice's... read more

Drystock manager takes title

Managing thousands of sheep is just part of his day job for Dwayne Cowin. And it's the practical skills he's gained... read more

Tauranga rookie clinches GP2 race

Tauranga driver Richie Stanaway is the toast of the kiwi motorsport world after claiming his maiden GP2 title at... read more

Waihi Beach event turns 10

They started with the hope of having 25 stalls, but a decade on, friends Colleen Low and Trish Coates' Waihi Beach... read more

Garage dweller overwhelmed by goodwill

You opened your hearts to Destiney. You offered food, furniture, beds and books. You opened your wallets and even... read more


How do you heat your home?

With the drop in temperatures people will be pulling out the heaters, putting extra blankets on the beds or bedding... read more

Strong winds turn final cruise ship away

The last cruise ship of the season has been turned away from Port of Tauranga today due to high winds. Photo: file.  The... read more

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How do you heat your home?

With the drop in temperatures people will be pulling out the heaters, putting extra blankets on the beds or bedding... read more


What Bill English’s $25 will buy

The Government's $790 million package to lift kids out of poverty will in part mean a $25-a-week boost to families... read more

Mysterious bangs sonic booms

A picture of two near earth meteors taken near Omanawa this week is being offered as an explanation for mysterious... read more


Distractions a danger to drivers

Driver distraction and motorist education about the importance of vehicle safety was the focus of a combined NZ... read more


Global Monthly Temperatures January 1979 to April 2015

Weather Eye with John Maunder A superimposed graph of five global monthly temperatures January 1979 to April 2015 is shown below.   As the more

Our Western Bay needs to do better

Andrew von Dadelszen Former Regional Councillor The Government Report ‘Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Growth Study', released last week by more

Mobile Expo for Youth Week

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor ‘We are the future' is the theme of this year's Youth Week happening nationwide from May 23-30. more

Budget investing in the future

Simon Bridges National MP Finance Minister Bill English delivered the National-led government's seventh Budget this more

Beautiful for you

Beautiful You by Suzanne Edmonds Each week, beauty enthusiast Suzanne Edmonds explores the best ways to take care of ourselves so that we love more

The flag answer is crystal clear

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits After months of painstaking deliberation, RR researchers have finally come up with the more


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