Wednesday, December 02, 2015



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LSD and meth seized in stop

A routine stop lead to one couple being arrested after LSD and methamphetamine were located in their vehicle. An officer had stopped the couple on Avalon... read more

Seasonal workers swing into action

The first seasonal workers have swung into action in New Zealand's apple orchards, preparing the trees for another bumper crop. BOSTOCK New Zealand has... read more

Murder trial witness cross-examined

A crown witness in a Tauranga murder trial has been questioned about why he changed his story at two police interviews. Devon Williams was at a party on... read more

New look for old hall

The Awakeri War Memorial Hall may be transformed into a tourism venture featuring a world-class display of vintage trucks and vehicles, a café and... read more

Council development challenged

Tauranga City Council is accused of breaking its own rules regarding the proposal to put a large subdivision on Smith's farm, using the existing Westridge... read more



Bay sees record asking house prices

The Bay of Plenty region reached record high average asking prices in November, according to data from website... read more

Boaties warned to keep it clean

Waikato Regional Council and other marine operators are warning boat owners to clean vessels before introducing... read more


Location blamed for cancellation

The organiser for the recently cancelled Echo Festival, Paxton Talbot has says he has no doubt that if the festival... read more

Kiwifruit craziness in Te Puke

Te Puke's going to have another big slice of kiwifruit, this time in the town's main street, in addition to the... read more

Five teens accused of sexual assault

Police have arrested five men as part of an ongoing investigation into sexual allegations in Opotiki. The men,... read more

Career boost for Tauranga man

With the launch of the Civil Trade certification, Tauranga's Matt Paget is one of the first civil infrastructure... read more

Buying tractors online ‘risky'

Kiwi farmers need to be cautious when purchasing farm machinery directly from overseas vendors, warns the Tractor... read more

Ta moko exhibition on display

Bay of Plenty residents have the chance to see a piece of New Zealand history with the opening of Kuia Mau Moko... read more


Weather-activated speed signs go live

The trial period for the weather-activated speed signs on State Highway 29, over the Kaimai Range, has come to... read more


Poached paua may be poisonous

Some of the 116kg of paua recently seized by Ministry of Primary Industries inspectors may be poisonous in addition... read more

Rain scattered throughout the week

The wet weather seen in the Bay this morning is expected to clear to make way for fine spells today. The MetService... read more


Inaugural undie ride hits Tauranga

What do you get when you invite a bunch of boxers and jockeys to a cycling event?  You get this weekend's... read more

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Your thoughts on sea lettuce

Bay of Plenty residents are being warned to expect beaches to turn green over the coming months, with a severe... read more


VIDEO: Family's home invasion horror

A Tauranga father and husband has spoken of his frustration at the lack of support for his family after a home... read more

Fruit shop fire under investigation

The cause of the fire which saw a section of Cameron Road closed down early this morning is not yet known. Firefighters... read more

Custody remand for murder accused

A 45-year-old Bay of Plenty man arrested for the murder of George Taiaroa will remain behind bars until his next... read more


Cricket's lost allure

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian Cricket has lost some of its allure for Sideline Sid in recent weeks, more

Putting one foot in front of the other

Tales from the Fitness Camp with Dan Sheridan Week seven, and my shins aren't speaking to me. They're in pain, you see, but that hasn't stopped more

Making your teen’s summer count

Careers with Hart with Jay Hart Teenage years are the years of preparation. As such, teens should spend part of their summers gaining valuable more

The power of changing your diet

John Arts Abundant Living I have been helping someone with several long term problems. The main issue was blood sugar, more

Public art debate

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor A public art proposal for a kinetic sculpture outside Mr Gareth Morgan's property on the corner of more

Grinch Devoy takes a crack at Christmas

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits The peculiar but entertaining behaviour of Dame Susan continues, with a couple more weird more


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