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Tuesday, April 28, 2015



Were Kiwirail right to close the historic railway crossing linking Ngatai Road and Seaway Terrace in Otumoetai?


Heavy oil spill in harbour

UPDATE 6.38pm: Slicks of oil are streaming down Tauranga harbour on the outgoing tide, after a spill from a ship.  Rain and high winds are creating... read more

Serious crash on SH33

UPDATED 6.12PM: A person who is in critical condition is being cut from a vehicle on State Highway 33, following a head-on crash just after 5.30pm. Emergency... read more

Honouring our Tauranga soldiers

Four shipping containers enclosing displays, information, graphics, interactive activities and genuine memorabilia will help to commemorate the 100th centenary... read more

Poppy project proves popular

As they glue their little red poppies on to their handcrafted Anzac wreaths, Tauranga children are remembering the soldiers who lost their lives in battle.   Daniel,... read more

Woman struck by train critical

A Tauranga woman is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after being struck by a train on Ngatai Rd in Bellevue overnight. A Tauranga woman who... read more

Pedestrian killed, name released

Police have named the pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle in Whakatane on Friday. Photo: file.  He has been formally identified as 17-year-old... read more



Smash and grab on 1st Ave

A total of five parking meters appear to have been vandalised and some even ripped from their concrete foundations... read more

Severe weather batters region

A severe weather warning remains in place for the Bay of Plenty as heavy rain is forecast over the region. Photo:... read more

George to call world cup shots

To hang your sporting boots up at age 10 and pick up a whistle instead is a gutsy move by anyone's standards, but... read more

Train strikes woman, Ngatai Rd

UPDATED 2.55AM MONDAY: A woman has life-threatening injuries after being struck by a train near Ngatai Road in... read more

Gold for Tauranga sailing duo

With an unassailable points lead at the end of day four, Tauranga sailing duo Peter Burling and Blair Tuke capped... read more

Bald heads raise $2K for CanTeen

Signature Homes employees will be heading back to work with bald heads after shaving off their locks for in support... read more

What's on Today? Wreath making

Good morning Sunners, The Anzac commemorations are continuing today, with paper wreath making workshops and exhibitions... read more

Man seriously burns arms and legs

A 20-year-old Hamilton man is in a serious but stable condition in Waikato Hospital's high dependency unit after... read more


Gargan Road quarry denied

A developer's application for major earthworks on the Gargan Road plateau at the southern boundary of the Tauriko... read more

Football fever at Fergusson

Football World Cup fever is gripping the Fergusson Park field today, as more than 450 aspiring footballers chase... read more


Severe weather warning issued

MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the ranges of Eastern Bay of Plenty, as a significant trough... read more


Secret meetings supported

Informal briefings or workshops for Tauranga city councillors are being defended by Mayor Stuart Crosby and supported... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)


Civic service proves popular

The Tauranga public have exceeded all expectations with more than 8000 people packing into Tauranga Domain for... read more


VIDEO: Cyclone Pam moves Rena wreck

New sonar surveys have confirmed that the wreck of the Rena has shifted further down the Astrolabe Reef and is... read more


Meet Tauranga’s coffee artist

“Excuse me barista…there is a pachyderm in my flat white.” “Very sorry Sir, perhaps you... read more

Shane's smashing derby win

It was a moment of triumph for Tauranga's Shane Morgan and his Mag and Turbo team. His demolition derby car came... read more


Our special Anzac Day

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Tomorrow's Anzac Day, honouring the 100th year since the Gallipoli landings, will be special for Tauranga. more

Continuing to honour and remember the sacrifices

Simon Bridges National MP There was a fantastic response to my first People's Question Time held at Tauranga Boys' more

Pinning a tale on a Johnkey?

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits The media's in a frenzy right now, not about the Te Puna West sewage reticulation scheme, more

City councillors and their CEO are visionless

Andrew von Dadelszen Former Regional Councillor The proposed Tauranga City Council's Long Term Plan 2015-2025 shows no vision. City councillors more

Low submissions for LTP

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor Submissions have now closed on Tauranga City Council's Long Term Plan. About 700 submissions have more

You're in Charge

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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