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Thursday, November 27, 2014



Drink-driving limits are being lowered from December 1, but should there be a complete ban on drinking and driving?


Boat sinks, one man missing

A man is missing after a boat sank on Lake Rotorua, leaving five people in the water. Rotorua Police were advised of a group in distress at about 5.45pm.... read more

Power out at the Mount

Large areas of Mount Maunganui are without power following an undetermined fault this afternoon. Power through large parts of the central Mount and Omanu... read more

Police hunting dangerous fugitive

Police are warning the public to not approach a dangerous gang member who is wanted on robbery and kidnapping charges, There are three active warrants... read more

Team effort for new homes

A plot of vacant and under-utilised land in Fraser Cove is set to become home to five new affordable houses thanks to a joint venture between Housing New... read more

Death renews calls for bypass

The death of a “bubbly” elderly local has re-ignited an age-old argument in support of a bypass around Katikati. 88-year-old Shirley O'Connor... read more

Boost in cruise shuttle popularity

A fresh and more efficient look at transporting cruise ship passengers to Tauranga's CBD seems to be paying dividends, with numbers 30 per cent up on early-season... read more



Anti-mining protest in Paeroa

Anti-mining protesters will march on Hauraki District Council today in continued opposition to the mining in Karangahake... read more


Smoke and tears at Village Radio

Tauranga's Village Radio is off the air - and listeners have been in tears. Station manager Steve Lambie says a... read more

Scrub fires near Daisy Hardwick

A pair of scrub fires near the Daisy Hardwick walkway kept firefighters busy for about half-an-hour yesterday afternoon. Tauranga... read more

Warning after tunnel prank

A group of Tauranga teenagers have received a stern warning after their stormwater tunnel hijinks prompted a sizeable... read more

Artist’s landscapes focus of talk

Curator and writer Gregory O'Brien is presenting ‘Old country/New land - the work of Euan Macleod' at the... read more

Rio selection spurs Morrow

For many, watching Sevens on Rotorua International Stadium's embankment during summer is an opportunity to relax. But... read more

Katikati scooter victim dies

UPDATED 9.30AM: The Katikati woman hit by a car carrier while on her mobility scooter has died. Shirley Vivian... read more


Phil Rudd back in court

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is back in the Tauranga High Court today facing threatening to kill and drug related charges. The... read more

Three-car crash in Arataki

A Papamoa woman escaped with a cut to her chin after a three-car crash on Girven Road overnight. Mount Maunganui... read more

Health targets on track: Minister

Over the busy winter period people were treated more quickly in emergency departments across the country than previous... read more

Search lessons shared

A 15-person military and civilian delegation from New Zealand and Australia took part in an unforeseen Asia-Pacific... read more

DHB surpass smoking target

Nearly 22,000 Bay of Plenty smokers have received quitting advice from their GPs in the past year, surpassing the... read more

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Scrub fires near Daisy Hardwick

A pair of scrub fires near the Daisy Hardwick walkway kept firefighters busy for about half-an-hour yesterday afternoon. Tauranga... read more


Drink-drive law changes - your views

On December 1, tougher new drink-drive laws coming into force will see the alcohol limit will lower from 400mcg... read more


Boxing clever

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian The two professional stars of the Tauranga Boxing Gym will take centre more

What GDP cannot measure

Todd Talks By Todd Muller Much of the talk about our country's progress revolves around economic growth: 72,000 new jobs added to the economy more

Misconduct or madness?

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Kiwi male esteem reaches a new low point in history this week, with the resignation of more

A unique everyday pie

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef Every day in this country thousands of pies are devoured – more

Monday’s mammoth meeting

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor While Monday's council meeting didn't last all day, there sure were a lot of topics on the agenda for debate. more

Health and safety – new reform bill

  Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor Central Government is in the process of listening to submissions regarding proposed changes more


Pilot Bay sunset. Photo by Linda Howe. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.