Wednesday, February 10, 2016



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Sailors leading from the front

Tauranga sailor Peter Burling and his partner Blair Tuke opened their 49er World Championship with a win in the opening race of the regatta in Clearwater,... read more

Enticing more to go by bike

Cyclists across the city found their morning commute interrupted today with offers of drinks fruit and food as part of the government's Go by Bike day. Making... read more

Biosecurity’s unusual interception

A dried cow pat presented by an arriving air passenger rates as one of the most unusual biosecurity interceptions of the summer so far, says the Ministry... read more

Police investigate woman’s death

Police investigating the death of Fai Deane on January 30 are continuing to make steady progress with their inquiries. Detective Senior Sergeant Matt Cranshaw... read more

Thousands feel and hear the love

Clearly not everyone living in Tauranga was feeling the love over the long weekend. Now into its fourth year, more than 15,000 reggae lovers headed on... read more


Some blue sky for everyone

A weak ridge extends across New Zealand means the warm summer weather will continue for a few days. However, it... read more

Asbestos removal work begins

Work is underway at the Maungatapu underpass site to remove asbestos from a contaminated piece of land. The contaminated... read more


Online support for growing city

To enable council to meet and keep pace with the evolving digital needs of its customers, Tauranga City Council's... read more


Feedback wanted on Maori land law

The Government's reform of Maori land law could be in for a tough ride if the first of the latest round of information... read more


Wired for sight and sound

Parking officers in Te Puke and Katikati are being equipped with video cameras in an effort to increase personal... read more

Vegan pies permanent fixture a Z

Z Energy's famous Mexican vegan pie will become a permanent fixture in Z stores, due to public demand and a petition. The... read more

Welcome promise of cool spells

When will it end? Hot, sticky and humid all week, now soaking wet and continuing to be uncomfortably muggy. Everyone's... read more

Small world for good ideas

A Kiwi crime prevention initiative has taken root on the other side of the world - and earned an award for a British... read more

Video evidence in Welcome Bay murder

Crucial CCTV footage will be shown to a jury of 12 as the trial for murder accused Raymond Green take place. Green,... read more

Have you seen Bee?

They love her like a baby. And she's missing. Her name is Bee. She is a cheeky, affectionate and playful tri-coloured... read more

Thailand holds potential for kiwifruit

Thailand offers strong potential for New Zealand kiwifruit, and the agreement between Zespri and T&G signed last... read more

40m fall at Waikaremoana

A 60-year-old Auckland woman with serious injuries has been flown to Hawke's Bay Hospital after a distress beacon... read more

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Unbreakable bond of man and dog

They eyeballed each other from 10 paces. They sensed a connection but were unsure. After all it's been five years;... read more

Tiki’s new song a tribute to Bay

One of Bay of Plenty's top singer/songwriters Tiki Taane launches his latest effort and it has a real home flavour... read more

Kiwis dominate jet boat champs

Good planning and team work worked towards New Zealand dominating this year's Enzed 2016 UIM Jetsprint World Championships... read more

Track set for thrills and spills

The equivalent of four Olympic-sized swimming pools of water has been poured into ASB Baypark Stadium this week... read more


The balancing act when choosing college courses

Careers with Hart with Jay Hart I spend a lot of time talking to parents and their teens about choosing college courses. Courses taken in more

Great weekend for boxing fans

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian New Zealand boxing fans were delighted to hear last week that Joseph more

Tauranga January Rainfalls 1898-2016

Weather Eye with John Maunder The graph shows the range of Tauranga's January rainfalls from 1898-2015, varied from an extreme high of 532 mm more

Too corny for words

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits As Rogers Rabbits takes in some much-needed RR – feeling the effects of the summer more

Red alerts! Two ways with tomatoes

Healthy Matters with Hayley Marie Locally supported by NZ Farm Shop Juicy, ripe and colourful fresh tomatoes are one of this season's more

Introduction to Co enzyme Q10

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder You may have heard of Co enzyme Q10. During the next month we will discover what it is, how it works and when more


Birds basking in the summer sun. By Diane Patterson.
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