Wednesday, June 01, 2016



What did you think of the 2016 Budget?

It was good.
More needed to be done.
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Chilly start to the first day of winter

Winter has made its presence known with temperatures dropping to around 5C early this morning. Some places in New Zealand got down to -6C around 4am, says... read more

Gypsy Day a risk for farms

It's the first day of winter and a day in every landowner's diary – Gypsy Day. The day is traditionally the first day of the new dairy season when... read more

House scarcity creates sellers’ market

The average asking price for a New Zealand house hit an all-time high with stock at an all-time low for May 2016, in a market which is heavily favouring... read more

Road works to cause delays

Motorists travelling around the Bay of Plenty are being advised to expect delays as works continue on the region's highways. Transport Agency contractors... read more

Holder looking to stay on top

Mount Maunganui's David Holder heads south for the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Joe's Garage/Lonestar... read more


Mountie gets Mainstreet job

The new Mount Maunganui Mainstreet manager knows her patch. Ingrid Fleming has lived in the Mount for the last... read more

Bay man to lead NZ squad

Omanu Surf Life Saving Club's Ben Cochrane will captain the New Zealand team at this year's Sanyo International... read more

Slip on Takitimu Drive walkway

Tauranga City Council are asking residents to stay clear of a walkway along the Domain side of Takitimu Drive after... read more

Tauranga judge's youth work recognised

Tauranga Judge Louis Bidois has been recognised for his work in the Rangatahi Court. Louis is one of eight judges... read more


Man beaten in unprovoked attack

A man is recovering from serious facial injuries after an unprovoked attacked in a Bay of Plenty town. The victim... read more

Just Avocados exits AVANZA

Just Avocados' decision to exit the AVANZA joint venture is a commercial business decision with growers' best interests... read more


All set for $70 million call

Councillors are being asked to adopt the Civic Space Options Programme Business Case, which recommends building... read more


Tauranga rates increase as planned

City councillors are going to the public with a planned and advertised 2.5 per cent rates increase this year, instead... read more

Kiwi missing after crocodile attack

A former Waikato woman with family in Tauranga is feared dead after being attacked by a crocodile in Australia. Cindy... read more


Beneficiaries affected by payment error

Almost 90,000 beneficiaries have been paid incorrectly, totalling millions of dollars, due to an automatic payment... read more


Bay police shooting case pushed back

The man accused of shooting four Bay of Plenty police officers near Kawerau on March 9 has had his case remanded... read more


Two car crash on Fraser Street

UPDATED: Police are at the scene of a two car nose-to-tail crash on Fraser Street. A reporter at the scene says... read more

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Heavy rain warning in the Bay

Periods of heavy rain are expected in the Bay today as a severe weather warning remains in place. The MetService... read more


Surfing up a storm in the Bay

Last Monday he watched a pod of Orcas cruise by. Then today Papamoa fisherman John Howlett encountered a four to... read more

A weekend of unsettled weather

Rain, sun and thunderstorms are all being predicted to the Bay as we draw close to the end of the working week. According... read more

Thunderstorms, snow and sun

A mixed weather week kicks off today with a brace of hazardous and potentially damaging weather conditions across... read more


Global Temperatures 1880-2015

Weather Eye with John Maunder Global temperatures are compiled for various areas, including global (land-ocean), global (meteorological stations), more

Baywide rugby competitions

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian The promotion/relegation format of two Baywide rugby competitions have more

Free testing of your bodily functions

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits I'm quite concerned about my favourite readers and your potential loss of eyesight. Here at more

Planning for sea level rise

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor Scientists say there is no longer any doubt the Earth's climate is warming. New more

Living with stress

Dr Anna Rolleston  The Cardiac Clinic Some people easily identify with stress, can articulate the causes of it, and accept it as a part of living. Others, more

A gem for our community

Andrew von Dadelszen Former Regional Councillor Te Aranui Youth Trust is taking affirmative action to help our most vulnerable children. This more


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