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Friday, August 01, 2014

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RESULTS

Kiwi film premieres in Te Puke

It was a standing ovation for the makers of the Kiwi film ‘The Z Nail Gang' at the world premiere in Te Puke overnight. More than 300 people packed... read more

Pair in court over 'car surfing'

Two men charged with dangerous driving after a man was filmed “car surfing” on a Cortina through Matua streets have appeared in court. Adam... read more

Welcome Bay seeks sports centre

Welcome Bay residents are putting in a bid to establish an indoor sports centre at Owens Park. Residents are this weekend invited to contribute ideas to... read more

Clean cutlery costs couple

Two people were taken to Tauranga Hospital suffering smoke inhalation last night after a pot was left on the stove in a house with no smoke alarms. Tauranga... read more

Man arrested in hotel burglary

A man has been arrested following a burglary at the Trinity Wharf hotel in Tauranga City overnight. Tauranga Police say they were called to the hotel in... read more

NEWS

Armed robbery at Rotorua tavern

Police are appealing for information from the public after a man armed with a baseball bat robbed a tavern in Rotorua. At... read more

Furry feline flower thief

A Bellevue cat owner is stumped at the takings of her resident pet who keeps returning home with colourful flowers... read more

Oropi crash driver charged

The driver of the 4WD involved in a head-on crash on Oropi Road has been charged with careless driving. Sergeant... read more

Waihi agreement claims refuted

Claims a gold mining company in Waihi is forcing home owners affected by the Correnso underground mine to sign... read more

Alleged gunman appears in court

A 32-year-old Auckland man charged with discharging a firearm following a high-speed police chase overnight has... read more

Alleged fraudster wanted

Police are trying to locate Angela Pidduck, who they allege travels to Tauranga, Cambridge and Whangarei to commit... read more

Maui dolphin policy ‘wrong’ - MP

Tauranga Independent MP Brendan Horan is leading a chorus of political voices claiming the Green Party's planned... read more

Bay film’s world premiere tonight

More than 300 people are expected to walk the red carpet in Te Puke tonight before watching the world premiere... read more

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Drink drive limit lowered

New drink drive laws halving the current alcohol limits for drivers have been passed by parliament and will become... read more

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‘Give me your f***** keys’

Nigel Baker was working alone at his Tasman Aluminium office when a gun wielding man smashed the front door and... read more

Shots fired at police in chase

A 32-year-old Auckland man will appear in Tauranga District Court today on firearms and driving charges following... read more

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New $4m St John hub

Tauranga St John Ambulance station is set to get a $4 million state-of-the-art upgrade with visions of the premises... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

‘Give me your f***** keys’

Nigel Baker was working alone at his Tasman Aluminium office when a gun wielding man smashed the front door and... read more

Shots fired at police in chase

A 32-year-old Auckland man will appear in Tauranga District Court today on firearms and driving charges following... read more

BLOGS & OPINIONS

Our precious children

Local Labour with Rachel Jones Which is more precious to you – your car or your children? Your house or your children? Your money or your children? Government...read more

Final week of parliament

Simon Bridges National MP  simonbridges.co.nz In this last week of parliament before the election, we had a number of valedictory speeches from...read more

Let’s get our priorities sorted

Governance Matters with Peter McKinlay Largely out of the public eye, there's been a lot of ongoing discussion about local government reform for...read more

What if a Christchurch earthquake struck here?

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor I'm not going to tell you what you already know about natural disasters. We know we need to be prepared to look...read more

Let’s protect our beaches

Ian McLean Green Scene Spokesperson for the Green Party The Green Party is determined to protect our beaches, permanently. How? We watched Petrobras...read more

What is a regional sports trust?

Melanie Short,  Marketing and Sponsorship Manager Sport Bay of Plenty Sport Bay of Plenty can't be described in a one-minute elevator speech...read more

BAY TODAY


Early morning near Maungatapu. By Dementi Raj.
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