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Wednesday, September 17, 2014



Which Bay of Plenty candidate will you vote for this election?

Deborah Cunliffe, Conservative
Ray Dolman, NZ First
Brendan Horan, NZIC
Tracy Livingston, Democratic
Todd Muller, National
Ben Rickard, United Future
Clare Wilson, Labour

Crash on Concord Ave

UPDATED 3.30PM: When Concord Avenue resident Wade Martin heard a loud smash outside his home this afternoon, he ran out to find two cars collided and the... read more

Maori land policy submissions few

A proposed Tauranga City Council policy for tangata whenua aspirations of owning council land is failing to generate an expected public response. Council... read more

Deputy PM looking forward

Simon Bridges is a Winston Peters in his prime while Todd Muller can be compared to a “skinny Dotcom”, according to a cheeky Deputy Prime Minster... read more

Pet store's accidental pest sale

An aggressive plant pest that can take over ponds, lakes and waterways has been mistakenly sold by a Papamoa pet store, prompting a biosecurity warning. Bay... read more


49ers in fine form

Tauranga sailor Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have made a strong start to their 49er title defence at the 2014 ISAF... read more


Mount surf reef removal to start

Specialist marine contractors will soon begin removing the remnants of Mount Maunganui's artificial surf reef,... read more


Free parking plan scrutinised

A free parking trial mooted for Tauranga's CBD is to remain on hold as Tauranga City Council research what one... read more

Life honour for top surf coach

When John Bryant opened the letter from Surf Life Saving New Zealand recently, his first thought was “what... read more


Porky pigs' surgery for sight

Two obese pet pigs blinded by their own fat rolls for two years have had their sight restored following possibly... read more

Knights cruise into main draw

A six-wicket win over the defending Champions League T20 champions Mumbai Indians has sealed the Northern Knights'... read more


Tree debate turns to public

Tauranga City councillors are attempting to remain the last resort for the city's tree felling debates, taking... read more

Police respond to firearm calls

UPDATED: Cordons have been lifted in Whakatane after Bay of Plenty Police responded to reports of an agitated man... read more


$12K raised for Diane

More than $12,000 has been raised to help young Tauranga woman Diane Wilson's recovery after she was severely injured... read more


Growing grass, cutting costs

Tauranga City Council is attempting to mow down ratepayer costs by letting the grass grow a lot longer than usual... read more

ELECTIONS 2014 (Click here to view more)

Deputy PM looking forward

Simon Bridges is a Winston Peters in his prime while Todd Muller can be compared to a “skinny Dotcom”,... read more


Deputy Prime Minister in town

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English is in town today, speaking at a public meeting in Mount Maunganui. The Minister... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)


Fair Go applies the screws

Fair Go is turning up the heat on a Tauranga businessman and his company tonight. Gordon Harcourt, reporter for... read more


Should criminals be allowed to vote?

Six serving prisoners are currently seeking the right to vote ahead of the 2014 Election on September 20. Arthur... read more


The Fountain of Youth

Insider's Guide to the Festival with Liz French I'd be kidding myself to think I was still drinking from the fountain of youth. For goodness more

A Healthy, Active Partnership

Kirsty Carling Early Childhood Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty Sport Bay of Plenty's early childhood team has been promoting the benefit of more

Steamers’ shield challenge excitement

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian Sideline Sid is over the moon with news of the Steamers securing a more

Tauranga’s August average afternoon temperatures 1914-2014

Weather Eye with John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites in the last 100 years, including the more

Nutritional literacy

Leigh Elder Eat for keeps  People I consult with over their weight and diabetes issues often talk about advice they have been receiving more

Driven mad in Tauranga

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Rogers continues to lurch in a state of physical, and some would say, mental malfunction more


A Royal Spoonbill on the Wairau Lagoon. Photo by Will Parsons.
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