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Friday, April 25, 2014



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Honouring the Anzacs

Under clear skies thousands of people are gathering to remember those soldiers that lost their lives during the battle of Gallipoli. Today marks 99 years... read more

Dodgy dealings serves reminder

Nationwide efforts to clamp down dodgy car dealers' online presence are paying dividends with four dealers caught in the Bay of Plenty in the last five... read more

Man injured in bus trip

A Tauranga man is recovering from broken ribs and ligament damage in Tauranga Hospital after being hit by a car on Fraser St yesterday. Police and St John... read more

Rotorua visitors measles alert

The Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service is advising people who visited two Rotorua locations during Good Friday and Easter Saturday may have been... read more

Veteran tells war tale

Bryan Cox turns 90 next January, but he still remembers the deadly events of January 15, 1945, as if it was yesterday. The Tauranga ex-pilot is the last... read more

Shelter nearing reality

Tauranga nightshelter trust officials are pleased persistence is finally paying off, with moves underway to create the city's first night shelter. After... read more


Truck crash closes road

A diesel spill on State Highway 5 south of Rotorua is causing delays and diversions following a truck crash. Police... read more

Anzac Day services

War medals and poppies are being perfectly arranged ahead of tomorrow's dawn services and parades commemorating... read more

Dry start for Anzac

As many Bay of Plenty residents rise early tomorrow morning to take part in Anzac Day dawn services, eastern areas... read more


TEL traffic changes on Monday

Traffic changes on State Highway 2 between Mangatawa and Domain Rd will take place overnight this coming Monday,... read more


Wounded Chiefs prep for Brumbies

The Chiefs are calling in the cavalry ahead of their Super Rugby grand final rematch with the Brumbies in Canberra... read more


Tyre fines decision deflated

Tauranga City councillors have backed down on the high pressure tyres decision deciding instead to take a lower... read more

Caterpillars eating stock feed

Bay of Plenty farmers are being warned of a sighting of army worm caterpillars in Welcome Bay this week, which... read more

Kiwi sailors vie to win in France

New Zealand sailors – including Tauranga's Peter Burling – are in good positions as the ISAF regatta... read more


SH2 open after gorge crash

UPDATE 10AM: Traffic is now flowing in both directions on State Highway 2 in the Karangahake Gorge, 18km east of... read more

Barefoot quartet play tonight

Musical renditions of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss flowed from a barefoot NZ String Quartet last night in Tauranga,... read more


Roading rip off claims aired

Parton and Bell Road residents are accusing the Western Bay of Plenty District Council of ripping them off over... read more

NZ's dark chapter showcased

Tauranga Art Gallery's powerful exhibition ‘Number One Field Punishment' by Wellington-based artist and book... read more


The Hills are Alive with…

The New Zealand version of ‘The Sound of Music' has come to life in Tauranga, thanks to Tauranga singer Jasmine... read more

Veteran tells war tale

Bryan Cox turns 90 next January, but he still remembers the deadly events of January 15, 1945, as if it was yesterday. The... read more


The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Munitions

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Auditions are underway this week for the NZ version of ‘The Sound of Music'. Here at more

Warm up as the weather chills

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef It's typical the weather turns nasty just as the long more

Getting ahead

Simon Bridges National MP The 2014 Social Progress Index — a global measure of human wellbeing — was more

Your right to vote

Local Labour By Claire Wilson  Anzac Day remains a special day for most New Zealanders. It's a time when we honour those who risked their more

Remembering our history

  Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor I recently attended the unveiling of interpretation signage at the Mission Cemetery. Last more

Friends with benefits

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor The Mayoral Delegation to Yantai, China, Japan's Hitachi, and Ansan in Korea was the most productive to more


Tuapiro Stream stillness. By Merran Gwyndell.
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