Saturday, April 30, 2016



Do you think Wicked Campers should be banned?

Yes, they are offensive?
No, I find them funny?

Is Ryan our Mastermind?

Tauranga librarian Ryan Wood loves New Zealand history. He believes he knows enough national history to have a chance at surviving the famous black leather... read more

Volunteers needed in Vietnam

Bay of Plenty residents are being encouraged to take part in this year's Global Village Build organized by Habitat for Humanity. The organization which... read more

Name suppression figures halve

Name suppression figures have dropped by more than 50 per cent over the last four years says Justice Minister Amy Adams. The Ministry says people granted... read more

A human library, you say?

‘Don't judge a book by its cover'. It's a well-known adage and the message at the heart of the Wright Family Foundation. Now the local not-for-profit... read more

$3.8 billion trade balance deficit

According to Statistics New Zealand the annual trade balance is in deficit by more than $3 billion and it's the largest the country has seen in seven years.... read more

Magic take on the Vixens

The Waikato/Bay of Plenty netball team Cold Power Magic are set to play the Melbourne Vixens on Sunday May 1, at 2pm. Both teams have been on a bye in... read more


Stay bright on your bike

As it gets darker earlier in Tauranga the Police are reminding cyclists to be “bright on your bike”... read more

Phil Campbell ramps it up

Tauranga's Phil Campbell heads to the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship,... read more

Tribute to Battle of Gate Pa

More than 150 years has passed since 60 men lost their lives at the Battle of Gate Pa, but they were remembered... read more

Tauranga athlete causes upset

Tauranga squash player Jamie Oakley has caused a major upset in the first round of the Pak'n'Save Tauranga PSA... read more

Motorists urged to be patient

The NZ Transport Agency urges Waikato and Bay of Plenty motorists to leave extra time when travelling as work continues... read more

Burling and Tuke on top

Tauranga sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke continue to lead the 49er class on day three of the 2016 Sailing... read more

What’s On: Roller Disco

Good morning Sunners, it's going to be another beautiful day in the bay and what better way to enjoy it than on... read more


Wide-spread support for proposals: TCC

Councillors have heard from 63 speakers who presented on their submissions to the Tauranga City Council Draft Annual... read more


TrustPower wins architectural award

Trustpower's new Durham St headquarters received two awards in the 2016 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards. The... read more

Kiwifruit given the all clear

Zespri has found that there is “no risk to consumer health” after concerns of grease being found on... read more


Hold, aim, fire!

It'll be fun, it'll be a thrill and it'll be something new. That's why a dozen members of CanTeen, that special... read more

Funds for my blind cousin

At age seven, Japleen Kaur is only just learning to walk unassisted. For now, she uses a walker to get around or... read more

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New sport centre officially opened

New Zealand's newest high performance sports centre is now officially opened for business. A large crowd turned... read more

Wow, what a spout

Life on the water can be full of surprises as Chase Wotten, skipper with Epic Adventures, discovered the other... read more


War through a soldier’s eyes

Fred Pinny thought he would be a war hero when he returned from the war, but what he had been promised and what... read more


Downpours and 'grizzling' after derby

What was a track of vehicle destruction, now resembles a swimming pool as ASB Baypark Speedway organisers try to... read more


Your teen's career starts now

Careers with Hart with Jay Hart At the end of university, each graduate will hold a qualification. Relevant work experience will often more

The ins and outs of inflammation – Part 3

John Arts Abundant Living Last week I talked about the impact of dietary fats on the inflammatory process. Too much more

Society’s spending priorities up the wazoo

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits It's official: The ambulance really is at the bottom of the cliff.  We signed up more

Less ratepayer funding but more competition

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Some people say councils should be run more like businesses. But councils should be cautious if its more

My week that’s been…

Simon Bridges National MP On Monday I attended the Dawn Service at the Mount Cenotaph and the Civic Parade at Memorial more

More local Government reform

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor The shape of the proposed Minister of Local Government's legislative reform proposal ‘ more


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