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Saturday, March 28, 2015



Who will win the Cricket World Cup on Sunday?

New Zealand

Lucky to be alive after crash

Lucky to be alive is what a Mount Maunganui St John paramedics says about the occupants of a car that crashed into a median barrier overnight. Emergency... read more

City can now spot solar spectacles

We were warned as children not to look at the sun – you will go blind – something called solar retinopathy. While damage could be a reality,... read more

Culture the key in Otumoetai

Otumoetai Intermediate School played host to a cultural festival on Friday, with over 750 students bringing an international flavour to the carnival. The... read more

Home invasion victim's life sentence

A man who lost his eye in a brutal home invasion in 2013 faced his attackers today as he read his victim impact statement during their sentencing in Tauranga... read more

What’s on Today? Model aircraft

They say the difference between men and boys is the size of the toys. For boys it's a chuck glider fashioned from balsa with a blob of plasticine on the... read more


Primary splash and dash

High stroke rates and breath-taking racing was the order of the day for the region's schools as swimmers competed... read more

Waipuna spreads its wing

A $3.8million extension at Waipuna Hospice, which is set to boost its range of services for an increasing number... read more


Bay backs Black Caps duo

It's the sporting event that has gripped the nation, and come Sunday, the chewed finger nails of cricket fans from... read more


Newest millionaire in Papamoa

If you knew you had a winning Lotto ticket worth $2 million, would you be able to put it in your pocket and carry... read more

Bay set for reggae extravaganza

If you're down at the ASB Arena tonight, don't be surprised if you hear the term ‘back in the day' thrown... read more


Name confusion over crash

Confusion over a road name saw fire fighters from Katikati, Athenree and Waihi all called to the same road accident... read more


A timely Mauao challenge

Their friends and family think they're crazy, but the challenge of hiking up and down the Mount 38 times in 50... read more

City United eye another promotion

Don't be fooled by the smiles beaming on Links Ave - Tauranga City United are under no illusions that the chance... read more


Mt Drury gum tree to be removed

Bay of Plenty locals will get the chance to stock up on firewood for the winter next week when Arborcare cuts down... read more


Mum’s tenancy feud heats up

Is she the victim or is she the tenant from hell? Amy Barlow is a slip of a woman but she won't be messed with.... read more


Virus attacks council system

Whakatane District Council is on high alert after its computer systems were attacked by a virus. Just after 11am... read more

Port money rolling in

Quayside Holdings' six-monthly report shows the company made a net profit of $47.8 million for the first half of... read more

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An array of culture and colour

The Historic Village has transformed into a kaleidoscope of cultures at Tauranga's 16th Multicultural Festival. Margarete... read more

Revving up fun in the Mount

A dragster and a burnout in a Harley Davidson are some of the main attractions at the Bay of Plenty Coastal Cruisers... read more

Seeking out our best walks

What better way to make walking fun than on an outdoor ‘treasure hunt' with friends and family? The Geo-teering... read more


Insurers respond to toxic Rena claims

An ecological survey and video footage covering Astrolabe Reef has been published in what the Rena insurance company... read more


Rice is a nice autumn snack

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef There is always some form of rice in the pantry. Recently, more

Proposed 8.5 per cent rate increase – outrageous

Andrew von Dadelszen Former Regional Councillor Feedback from my first editorial was our Bay of Plenty Regional Council was indignant I said more

Planning for the coastal environment

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor The Bay of Plenty Regional Coastal Environment Plan is a statutory document which more

Ordinary Kiwis just doing the right thing

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Concerned that many tourists arriving in New Zealand are overweight and a health danger to themselves, more

Breaking the cycle of welfare dependency

Simon Bridges National MP Last week Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced that the number of teen parents more

Last of the summer food

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor The re-birth of summer food markets has brought a sense of fun-filled adventures to different parts of our more


Papamoa beach sunrise. Photo by Matt Rossiter.
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