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Monday, August 03, 2015



Now that they’ve finally been unveiled on Tauranga’s waterfront, what do you think of the bronze Hairy Maclary sculptures?

Amazing! They look great and bring character to The Strand.
I suppose they are okay if you are a kid or a tourist.
They are a complete waste of space and money.
I genuinely do not care.

Old boy shows it can be done

When it comes to setting goals during your high school years, rowing across the Atlantic Ocean and exploring some of the country's most treacherous terrain... read more

Driver trapped in Te Puke

An elderly man is understood to be trapped after a crash in Te Puke this afternoon. The driver is reportedly being cut from his vehicle following an accident... read more

Spreading goodwill and understanding

Nikki Wilson and Kristie Purton were looking to do something nice for someone, so they hid ‘scratchies' in the books in the library. That would have... read more

TEL tolls hit technical hitch

Technical difficulties have hampered the first day of the new Tauranga Eastern Link, with a new online tolling system used to pay for tolls and create... read more

Schoolgirl allegedly held captive

Police have grave concerns for a 15-year-old girl who has told her family she is being held against her will. They want to speak to 36-year-old Dean Wayne... read more

Rudd remanded on bail

AC/DC rocker Phil Rudd has been remanded on bail until November 24 after pleading not guilty to breaking his home detention conditions in Tauranga District... read more


Science Roadshow in the Bay

Science resources have changed significantly since Hilary Johnson went to school. “Technology's made a huge... read more

Guilty plea from logging company

The employer of a forestry worker killed at work near Tokoroa in July 2013 has pleaded guilty over the man's death... read more


Power out after early morning crash

Power at properties in Omanu, Te Maunga and Matapihi is understood to be out following an incident in Matapihi... read more

Never too late to learn

It was a simple act of kindness around 40 years ago that sowed a seed and changed a life. At the time, Sonia Taka... read more

Mt College wins national stage award

Mount Maunganui College has scooped two Stage Challenge 2015 National Awards of Excellence for its soundtrack and... read more

Motocross rider flown to hospital

The Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter sprang into action over the weekend after a crash involving a motocross rider. The... read more

Multi-purpose building’s success

The new conference centre at Papamoa Beach Resort is receiving great success since opening late last year. Ruby... read more

Auction to raise funds for SLSNZ

A Trade Me Auction which went live this morning is aiming to help Kiwis keep safe at the beach over the summer.... read more

Rudd back in court today

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is set to appear in Tauranga District Court this morning, and will enter a plea... read more

Rain bands sweep country

A wet but mild start to the week is forecast, with moist air from the Tasman Sea hitting our shores. However, a... read more


Car crashes into Papamoa superette

A car has crashed into the front entrance of a superette at Fashion Island in Papamoa. A car crashed into the Centamax... read more


Fonterra fined $174K

Fonterra Limited has been fined $174,150 in Tauranga District Court for six separate offences under the Resource... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)


Your thoughts on Taser arming

An operational decision to arm frontline police staff with Tasers is being met with support from the majority of... read more


VIDEO: PM predicts TPP impact

Prime Minister John Key has insisted the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will benefit the Bay of Plenty by removing... read more

A marquee on the fast lane

A relaxed Prime Minister began his Tauranga Eastern Link opening speech thanking and complimenting organisers of... read more

Model wins burger challenge

The fastest eaters of Pronto's Challenge Burger looked like they bit of more than they could chew when taking on... read more


Tauranga July Average Afternoon Temperatures 1913-2015

Weather Eye with John Maunder The graph below shows details of the average daily maximum temperatures, called ‘afternoon', for Tauranga more

Put a spring into your winter beauty regime

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

National significance paid to new road

Simon Bridges National MP It was fantastic to have the Prime Minister in town this week to open the Tauranga Eastern more

A $10 pocket gym

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder This week's question: “What is about 1m-long, 10cm-wide, weighs less than a feather duster, can be used more

WTF: What the flag…

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits As if the flagging flag debacle wasn't enough nonsense for one year, we now have some more

Message from the Minister

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor The Minister of Local Government, Hon Paula Bennett, gave a very clear message to the more


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