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Wednesday, July 01, 2015



Does Tauranga need it’s own museum?


Bra-zen trip to Waihi

Well known sports radio and television broadcaster Phil Gifford couldn't stop himself from getting a little bra-zen during a recent trip to Waihi Beach.... read more

Fined for excess mussel gathering

A Papamoa man was fined $750 and $130 Court costs in Tauranga District Court in June for his part in taking too many mussels from the Maketu Taiapure area.  The... read more

World Cup goes mini

Mount Maunganui's ASB Arena is awash with the city's next generation of basketballers taking part in the 2015 Tauranga Basketball Miniball World Cup. This... read more

Cannabis grower’s sentencing put off

The Merivale man who robbed a trio of teenagers of cigarettes with an air gun has had his sentencing adjourned. Ernest Charles Davy was scheduled to be... read more

Fireworks bylaws under review

A discussion of letting fireworks off in streets flared up when Tauranga City Councillors learned a clause of a new proposed bylaw would make it illegal. City... read more



Mount tornado’s $2m cost

The insurance aftermath of the tornado which wreaked havoc on a strip of Mount Maunganui has been valued at more... read more

Poisons sold in drink bottles

Selling weed killers in soft drink bottles on TradeMe could lead to fatal consequences, the agrichemical industry... read more


Papamoa water supply problems

Papamoa residents should wake to a plentiful water supply this morning following a night of water problems. Water... read more


$40K payout for injured tutor

Waiariki Institute of Technology has been ordered to pay $40,000 to a tutor after he was seriously injured during... read more


Policies to put money back in pockets

A number of policies coming into effect today will put more money into the pockets of Tauranga families. This is... read more

Local lifesavers recognised

Surf lifesavers tireless efforts and achievements in the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel will be celebrated once again... read more

Country to experience dry July

A combination of more southerlies than usual and spells of high pressure over New Zealand means people can expect... read more


Bay’s $591 transport package

A $591 million transport package aimed at roading and infrastructure for the Bay of Plenty has been unveiled by... read more


Close look at Tsunami

Mount Maunganui and Papamoa residents concerned with the distance to their nearest tsunami evacuation route, might... read more

Stabbing accused behind bars

A man who sparked an armed police callout after allegedly stabbing two people will remain behind bars. Rodney Lewis... read more


Rudd cleared to get pilots licence

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's long-running court battle over his helicopter pilot's licence is over, after he was cleared... read more

Extreme break just the ticket

New Zealand's top extreme kayakers have dominated one of the world's biggest extreme sports events, the Ekstremsportveko... read more

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Zoe's 'the one to watch'

Hip-hop styled baggy ‘swag' pants, gothic-inspired wrist cuffs, studded gloves, yellow aviator sunglasses,... read more


Sizzling, searing secrets on the grill

Secrets sauces and rubs are being guarded closely as people cook their award winning dish at Phoenix car park in... read more


Historic display in Tauranga?

Tauranga is the only region not to have its own museum, something many people believe needs to be rectified. Currently... read more


Hawaii is awesome!

Hawaii! I mean WOW, where do I even start on this adventure? Following my 'Tauranga Moana is Awesome 2' video,... read more


National Provincial Championships

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian While June and July brings wet weather club rugby where rainwear and more

The year without a summer

Weather Eye with John Maunder   Last week most parts of New Zealand experienced extremely cold temperatures with night time temperatures more

Disabled and active in the Bay

Cherryl Thompson Disability Sport Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty Disability Sport means specific sport for people with a physical disability more

Valuing our volunteers

Todd Talks By Todd Muller One the quirk of our modern lives is how time-poor we appear to be. We always seem to be rushing from one event to more

One rule for all

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Let's face it, the Government loves to take credit – for anything and everything it can. The All more

Nature Knows Best

Beautiful You by Suzanne Edmonds Each week, beauty enthusiast Suzanne Edmonds explores the best ways to take care of ourselves so that we love more


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