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Wednesday, October 22, 2014



Who should be the new Labour Party leader?

Nanaia Mahuta
David Parker
Andrew Little
Grant Robertson

New lead in bank robbery case

Police are closing in on a man suspected of robbing ANZ bank in Greerton on Thursday October 9. A man wearing a blue beanie and dark sunglasses walked... read more

Arrest in tourist robbery case

A 28-year-old man has been arrested for alleged robbing and assaulting two tourists camping at McLaren Falls Park overnight. The man is charged with robbery... read more

Programme that's changing lives

Matt Hohua was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia more than 13 years ago, but thanks to a mental health provider in the Eastern Bay, he now runs three... read more

Police target impaired drivers

Drunk and drugged drivers will be the focus of Western Bay of Plenty Police with the start of Operation Profile tomorrow. For the last five years, police... read more

Young cricket fan pitches in

A 10-year-old from Tauranga got to pitch in at Mount Maunganui's first-ever international cricket match at the Bay Oval this morning when he accompanied... read more

Driver praised after boy hit

Police say a driver's caution almost certainly saved a four-year-old boy's life after he was struck by a car near a school bus stop in Waihi Beach. Inspector... read more


Bay kayaker eyes the Olympics

Tauranga's Andrew Roy expects to be out of his depth when he heads across the ditch to train with some of Aussie's... read more

Bird's eye view of Bay Oval

The Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui is enjoying its first taste of international cricket today, and SunLive's photographers... read more

Labour Weekend driving warning

With the forecast for the early part of the weekend looking good, the Bay will be an attractive place to be, says... read more


Tourists robbed at McLaren Falls

Two foreign tourists camping at McLaren Falls Park overnight were assaulted by a man demanding their car keys today. The... read more


Erratic weather for some

While temperatures are expected to fluctuate for some areas of New Zealand this week, the Bay of Plenty will remain... read more


Traffic delays after city crash

A two-car crash on the intersection of Fraser Street and 15th Avenue is causing major traffic delays this morning. Both... read more

$2500 grant for scouts

The Arataki-Omanu Scout Group will be enjoying a touch of luxury during their outdoor experiences this summer thanks... read more


New exhibition a NZ first

A 6m tall oil painting of White Island erupting created by acclaimed artist Euan Macleod is the crown jewel in... read more

Matakana man rescued

A 55-year-old Matakana man was flown to hospital by the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter last night. The... read more


No Tauriko special housing area

Tauranga City Council have rejected developer Bob Clarkson's request to have his Tauriko development declared a... read more


TECT boosts local economy

The Western Bay of Plenty is once again set to benefit from Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust's (TECT) annual pay-out. During... read more


Parents' plea for "precious boy" Jack

The parents of missing five-year-old Jack Dixon have issued a heartfelt plea for the search to continue almost... read more

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Bay primed for international debut

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has heaped praise on the region on the eve of Mount Maunganui's first taste... read more

Free your hidden dragon

Nobody likes to be called a dragon – except when they are digging deep as part of a dragon boat racing team. As... read more


'Use or lose' your lifestyle choices

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder A few decades ago an active lifestyle was normal – most people had no choice. We're designed to walk and move, more

My all-time favourite green vegetable

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef The cost of the grocery bill seems to go up constantly, so more

A rash of curious ailments

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits We've had a rash of responses to our column last week, on curious ailments. more

Your feedback influences our decisions

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor It's a shame only small percentages of people actually tell council what they think about issues. Most more

Potential loss of development opportunities and more costs to ratepayers

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is undertaking a variation to the proposed Bay of Plenty Regional more

Cricket bonanza in the Bay

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian The top echelon of secondary school cricket kicks of this Saturday, with more


Beautiful blossoms. Photo by Tracy Hardy.
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