Friday, November 27, 2015



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Crash reported on Maunganui Rd

Motorists are being warned to avoid the Bayfair area following a crash this afternoon. SunLive understands a car and a truck have crashed on Maunganui... read more

Petrol-powered bike warning

With the summer holidays just around the corner, police are warning that the use of petrol-powered bicycles on roads is illegal and can result in serious... read more

Bay Hopper initiative launched

People with disabilities, mobility issues or anxiety surrounding using city buses are being invited to try out the Bay Hopper accessible vehicles next... read more

Bunnings staff walk out once more

Workers at Bunnings in Mount Maunganui walked off the job for a fifth time earlier today, as the row over the store's rostering techniques continues to... read more

Tauranga tenants feeling the heat

“Ouch!” says Colin Poultney. “It's going to be a bit sore.” He has just received a letter from his property manager and it was... 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 invasion left his wife and two-year-old... read more


Fatigue possible cause of crash

Preliminary investigations into a crash which partially blocked a section of State Highway 2 this morning show... read more

New classrooms for Mount school

The sound of hammers hitting nails is a welcome racket at Mount Maunganui Intermediate, as 10 new classrooms are... read more

Teenager killed in truck crash

UPDATED 2.20PM: A 19-year-old Murupara man died this morning after a truck crashed into the back of a logging truck... read more

Bay on rain watch

It may not look like it when you look out the windows today, but the MetService is once again forecasting heavy... read more

Food bank drive hits the streets

Police, fire and St John staff in the Western Bay will reach out to the community next month to help support local... read more


Stolen vehicle a lesson

While praising his staff for their good work in returning a stolen car to the victim undamaged, a senior investigator... read more

Patience urged as road works start

Motorists are being asked to allow extra time when travelling around the Waikato and Bay of Plenty as road works... read more

Fatal truck crash near Kawerau

One person is dead following a crash between two trucks in the Eastern Bay of Plenty this morning. Police and emergency... read more

WaiBop lose to Hawke’s Bay

WaiBOP United have gone down 1-0 to Hawke's Bay United thanks to a 84th minute winner from substitute Khair Jones... read more

Replacement festival also cancelled

The event organised to replace the cancelled McLaren Valley Music and Arts Festival has also been pulled by the... read more


Protest at Fonterra AGM

“Too precious to fry” read the slogan next to the big blue globe carried by a protestor outside Fonterra's... read more

Man pours petrol through home

Police are questioning a man after he allegedly assaulted his partner then poured petrol through their Whakamarama... read more

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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

McLaren Falls latest: second body found

Police divers have located the body of the second man who got into trouble at McLaren Falls lake last night. Two... read 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

Respectful relationships

Todd Talks By Todd Muller Say yes to giving her space, say no to putting her in her place. Say yes to talking it out with her, say no to taking more

Water is not for profit

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Once the government privatises a state owned resource, like water, it will never again be able to take it more


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