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Tuesday, June 30, 2015



Does Tauranga need it’s own museum?


Close look at Tsunamis

Mount Maunganui and Papamoa residents concerned with the distance to their nearest tsunami evacuation route, might be pleasantly surprised just how close... read more

Bay’s $591 transport package

A $591 million transport package aimed at roading and infrastructure for the Bay of Plenty has been unveiled by the NZ Transport Agency. The package is... read more

Rudd cleared to get pilots licence

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's long-running court battle over his helicopter pilot's licence is over, after he was cleared of criminal liability for failing... read more

Extreme break just the ticket

New Zealand's top extreme kayakers have dominated one of the world's biggest extreme sports events, the Ekstremsportveko festival in Norway. Olympic kayaker... read more

Stabbing accused behind bars

A man who sparked an armed police callout after allegedly stabbing two people will remain behind bars. Rodney Lewis Gates, 43, was arrested on Saturday... read more

Crash writes off beloved BMW

A wheelchair bound Tauranga woman is disheartened she will not be able to drive her beloved BMW again after it was written off in an early morning hit... read more



Mobil paying for mistakes

Mobil is in the process of paying the first of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council clean-up bills following the... read more

$26M cyclone recovery package

The Government has announced a $26 million package aimed at helping the tourism sector in Vanuatu recover following... read more

Fire service submissions to close

Public input into re-shaping the internal organisation of the fire service closes out in two weeks. The July 10... read more

Under 13s free GP visits

All under-13s in the Bay of Plenty will be eligible for free GP visits starting tomorrow. The Government announced... read more


Two developments fast-tracked

One of two Western Bay of Plenty real estate developments being fast tracked through the government's special housing... read more

Sick man airlifted to hospital

A Whangamata man has been flown to Waikato Hospital after suffering a serious medical condition overnight. The... read more


Protection work receives strong support

Submissions to Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Long Term Plan showed strong support for the Council's environmental... read more

Running for a good cause

What began as a relaxing holiday abroad turned into a gruelling fitness challenge for Kenny Hewitt and his partner... read more

Fire engulfs roof space

Significant damage was caused to the roof of an Otumoetai house after a fire took hold in the ceiling. Tauranga... read more

Seaside writers win big

Mount Maunganui and Papamoa writers have won national prizes in a Paper Plus' national story writing competition. Mount... read more


Driveway safety gains momentum

More than 350 Bay of Plenty households with children aged five or under now have improved driveway safety as Housing... read more

Near misses cost Jones again

She's proved she's got the speed - now Kiwi kayaker Luuka Jones just needs a little luck to go her way on the canoe... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Zoe's 'the one to watch'

Hip-hop styled baggy ‘swag' pants, gothic-inspired wrist cuffs, studded gloves, yellow aviator sunglasses,... read more


Sizzling, searing secrets on the grill

Secrets sauces and rubs are being guarded closely as people cook their award winning dish at Phoenix car park in... read more


Historic display in Tauranga?

Tauranga is the only region not to have its own museum, something many people believe needs to be rectified. Currently... read more


Hawaii is awesome!

Hawaii! I mean WOW, where do I even start on this adventure? Following my 'Tauranga Moana is Awesome 2' video,... read more


National Provincial Championships

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian While June and July brings wet weather club rugby where rainwear and more

The year without a summer

Weather Eye with John Maunder   Last week most parts of New Zealand experienced extremely cold temperatures with night time temperatures more

Disabled and active in the Bay

Cherryl Thompson Disability Sport Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty Disability Sport means specific sport for people with a physical disability more

Valuing our volunteers

Todd Talks By Todd Muller One the quirk of our modern lives is how time-poor we appear to be. We always seem to be rushing from one event to more

One rule for all

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Let's face it, the Government loves to take credit – for anything and everything it can. The All more

Nature Knows Best

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


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