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Thursday, November 27, 2014



Drink-driving limits are being lowered from December 1, but should there be a complete ban on drinking and driving?


Sky's the limit for Sunair

This week local aviation company Sunair announced an expansion of its Coromandel services by introducing twice-daily flights connecting Whitianga and Auckland. Chief... read more

Search for missing man resumes

The search for a man missing on Lake Rotorua after a boat he was in sunk yesterday resumed at first light this morning. The Coastguard is currently undertaking... read more

20 arrested in drug raids

Methamphetamine, cannabis and cash were seized as police arrested 20 people in the Western Bay of Plenty overnight. Operation Mantis began over a month... read more

Marine precinct visit

A business hub expected to bring in up to $25 million and create 130 jobs on the Tauranga waterfront is about to begin construction. And according to project... read more

Intimate acoustic gallery show

Two of New Zealand's finest singer-songwriters will perform an intimate one-off show at the Tauranga Art Gallery next week. For more than 20 years Auckland... read more

Police hunting dangerous fugitive

Police are warning the public to not approach a dangerous gang member who is wanted on robbery and kidnapping charges, There are three active warrants... read more


Team effort for new homes

A plot of vacant and under-utilised land in Fraser Cove is set to become home to five new affordable houses thanks... read more

Boat sinks, one man missing

A man is missing after a boat sank on Lake Rotorua, leaving five people in the water. Rotorua Police were advised... read more


Anti-mining protest in Paeroa

Anti-mining protesters will march on Hauraki District Council today in continued opposition to the mining in Karangahake... read more


Death renews calls for bypass

The death of a “bubbly” elderly local has re-ignited an age-old argument in support of a bypass around... read more

Scrub fires near Daisy Hardwick

A pair of scrub fires near the Daisy Hardwick walkway kept firefighters busy for about half-an-hour yesterday afternoon. Tauranga... read more


Rudd's moment in court

Phil Rudd's court appearance today was brief - and almost didn't happen. The AC/DC drummer was late for his 9am... read more

Artist’s landscapes focus of talk

Curator and writer Gregory O'Brien is presenting ‘Old country/New land - the work of Euan Macleod' at the... read more

Power out at the Mount

Large areas of Mount Maunganui are without power following an undetermined fault this afternoon. Power through... read more

Katikati scooter victim dies

UPDATED 9.30AM: The Katikati woman hit by a car carrier while on her mobility scooter has died. Shirley Vivian... read more


Boost in cruise shuttle popularity

A fresh and more efficient look at transporting cruise ship passengers to Tauranga's CBD seems to be paying dividends,... read more

Three-car crash in Arataki

A Papamoa woman escaped with a cut to her chin after a three-car crash on Girven Road overnight. Mount Maunganui... read more


Smoke and tears at Village Radio

Tauranga's Village Radio is off the air - and listeners have been in tears. Station manager Steve Lambie says a... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Scrub fires near Daisy Hardwick

A pair of scrub fires near the Daisy Hardwick walkway kept firefighters busy for about half-an-hour yesterday afternoon. Tauranga... read more


Drink-drive law changes - your views

On December 1, tougher new drink-drive laws coming into force will see the alcohol limit will lower from 400mcg... read more


Boxing clever

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian The two professional stars of the Tauranga Boxing Gym will take centre more

What GDP cannot measure

Todd Talks By Todd Muller Much of the talk about our country's progress revolves around economic growth: 72,000 new jobs added to the economy more

Misconduct or madness?

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Kiwi male esteem reaches a new low point in history this week, with the resignation of more

A unique everyday pie

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef Every day in this country thousands of pies are devoured – more

Monday’s mammoth meeting

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor While Monday's council meeting didn't last all day, there sure were a lot of topics on the agenda for debate. more

Health and safety – new reform bill

  Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor Central Government is in the process of listening to submissions regarding proposed changes more


Pilot Bay sunset. Photo by Linda Howe. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.