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Friday, August 22, 2014



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Magic mushroom party disarray

A magic mushroom tea party in Katikati turned sour for three Bay of Plenty men, Tauranga District Court heard this week. Each of the men suffered dire... read more

WW2 bomber to get new life

An extensive restoration project on a piece of World War 2 aviation history will begin taking shape in the coming months at Classic Flyers. Arriving in... read more

DHB strike action withdrawn

District Health Board workers across New Zealand are withdrawing threats of strike action over pay disputes which would have affected more than 400 Bay... read more

Chemical burglary at the Mount

A large quantity of hypophosphorous acid, a key compound the commercial manufacture of methamphetamine, has been taken from a commercial chemical... read more

‘Unusual’ skeleton carefully unearthed

A human skeleton discovered by a digger operator at the Papamoa Top 10 Holiday Park is today being carefully unearthed by archaeologists. A drainlayer... read more



Crashes cleared at Bayfair roundabout

UPDATE: 11.45AM: Bayfair roundabout is now clear after two crashes caused traffic delays earlier this morning. Traffic... read more

Impaled Affco worker returns home

A Te Puke man hospitalised after having to pull out a meat hook impaled through his face is today recovering at... read more


Road open after gas leak

UPDATE 11.48AM: Contour Ave in Pyes Pa is now open after being cordoned off this morning as firefighters worked... read more


Another profit for Port of Tauranga

The Port of Tauranga is today posting a $78.3 million profit on what chairman David Pilkington describes as a 'watershed... read more


Debate raises racial tensions

Political tensions among Bay of Plenty candidates are flaring after heated discussions on raced-based politics... read more


Library design committee formed

The development of Greerton's new library is a step closer with Tauranga City councillors selecting a sub-committee... read more


Black tie soiree for charity

Tickets are selling out fast for a black-tie dinner at Trinity Wharf Hotel this Friday raising money for four charities. A... read more

Forgotten pot sparks kitchen fire

The kitchen and dining areas of a Jonathan Street house were last night gutted by fire after tenants forgot about... read more

Child’s play suspected fire cause

A young child playing with a lighter is the suspected cause of a small bedroom fire in Mount Maunganui overnight. Mount... read more

Building fall victim named

The 52-year-old woman who died after falling four-storeys from the Sharp Tudhope law offices last week has been... read more

ELECTIONS 2014 (Click here to view more)

Taking a stand against 1080

The Ban 1080 Party has announced Mike Downward will stand for the Coromandel seat in September's general election. Mike... read more


Debate raises racial tensions

Political tensions among Bay of Plenty candidates are flaring after heated discussions on raced-based politics... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Pupils voice road safety

Mount Maunganui Primary School pupils are pushing for road safety by taking to the airwaves with children's voiced... read more


Route K deal welcomed

The transfer of $63million of Route K debt from Tauranga City Council books is being hailed as a “significant... read more


When rugby and cricket collide

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian Defined sporting seasons – when winter and summer sports had more

The Year Without a Summer

Weather Eye with John Maunder The peculiar 19th Century weather disaster – dubbed The Year Without a Summer – happened in 1816, more

Fundamental sports skills for Bay pupils

Debbie Garea Fundamentals Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty Pupils at Kaimai School are thrilled to be involved in the GO4it programme, run by more

M4 wow factor

Andy Belcher Through Andy's Lens Photographer If you're a car nut like me, you will understand why I was so excited last Monday to drive BMW' more

The cutting edge of politics

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits We see them grinning on the billboards. But who are these people who want our votes? more

Welcoming the Asian influence

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef When I eat takeaways, which is not that often I hasten to add, more


Camellia flower. By Rebecca Parkes, 8, from Matua School.
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