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Thursday, April 17, 2014


Waioeka crash injured in Tauranga

Three people injured when their car went over a bank into the Waioeka River south of Opotiki this morning are now in Tauranga Hospital. The 26-year-old... read more

Lower speed limit over break

A temporary reduced speed threshold to 4km/h will be in place on Bay of Plenty roads from tomorrow until Monday, April 28. The reduction follows on from... read more

Tauranga artist paints royals

A Tauranga spray paint artist is receiving big bids for artworks he created of the Duchess of Cambridge and baby Prince George, currently listed on TradeMe. Benjamin... read more

Weekend city road closures

Certain parts of the city will be closed this weekend to allow for Easter events to take place.   Full list of road closures from Tauranga City... read more

Weather warning for Bay

A severe weather warning has been issued for the Bay of Plenty as a tropical low moves across the North Island bringing heavy rain and gales. MetService... read more


Road works for SH29 Kaimais

Motorists travelling along State Highway 29 via the Kaimai Range are being advised the road is reduced to two lanes... read more

Weather stops Waioeka choppers

Updated: 3pm. Bad weather in the Waioeka Gorge has stopped two rescue helicopters reaching the scene of a serious... read more

No evidence flies ‘planted’

The possibility fruit flies found in Whangarei could have been deliberately placed in traps is unlikely, according... read more


Clarkson’s trees to be axed

Two pohutakawa trees outside Bob Clarkson's home are to be felled and replaced at the Pillans Point resident's... read more

Katikati square opens

Katikati's new Memorial Square was officially opened this morning, with 60 people from many of the town's organisations... read more


Rumours AC/DC to retire

Rumours are rife that iconic Australian band AC/DC are set to retire due to health concerns of one of its band... read more

Two arrested for Bethlehem burglaries

Two youths are facing burglary charges after being arrested in Bethlehem overnight. Police were called to two separate... read more

Talking about death

A Bay of Plenty District Health Board speech and language therapist believes discussing death can be empowering... read more

Tougher ride for soft toys

Tauranga's Ulysses Motorcycle Club is preparing for a possible re-jig of its annual hospital toy run after the... read more

Cyclist injured in collision

UPDATE 8.35AM: A woman is being taken to hospital after a collision with a car while out cycling at Omanu today. The... read more


Calls for cap on city cats

Placing a cap of four cats per household and micro-chipping and registering cats are proposed actions Tauranga... read more


Bridges’ blindside fuels campaign

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is starting to get the feeling Greenpeace dislikes him after the organisation launched... read more


Top tennis star in Mount

Aspiring tennis players are learning tips from one of the best today as high profile New Zealand tennis star Marina... read more

Royal visit: your thoughts

New Zealand is awash with Royal fever this week as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge undertake a tour of the country.... read more


Kudos for cricket as rugby begins

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian The Bay of Plenty Cricket prize-giving at the brand new Bay Oval pavilion more

Reinterpreting Led Zeppelin

Art Beat with Rosalie Crawford    Video:Rosalie Crawford. Catching up with James Stanbridge feels refreshingly like stepping into a more

Get adventurous in April

Jen Riley Recreation Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty Play in the Bay is a calendar full of exciting ‘give it a go' style activities and more

You are being watched

Mark Simpson Technology Centre George Orwell was right, if a little early with his predictions. Everywhere we go and everything we do is being more

March average afternoon temperatures 1915-2014

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

Legal highs: what should we do?

  Rachel Jones Tauranga Labour Candidate Has anyone tried to sell you synthetic cannabis from a parked car? When a friend of mine walked more


The Royal couple driving along Oriental Parade in Wellington. By Ian Pike. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.