Saturday, February 13, 2016



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Fishing ‘hots up’ in Rotorua

The fishing at Lake Rotorua stream mouths is firing for anglers as trout congregate at the cool water coming out of the streams. Fish & Game officer Mark... read more

Twin cyclones approaching

Tropical cyclones Tatiana and Winston are not expected to remain cyclones long enough to be any major threat to New Zealand, but they will definitely be... read more

Black Sticks in Tauranga

The NZ Black Sticks Men will play Malaysia in a four test series at the Tauranga Hockey Centre next month.  Blacksticks men play in Tauranga next... read more

What's on - gypsy fair

What's on Today: The gypsy fair at Memorial Park, 9am-5pm. A perfect day for the fair, a bit of cloud so it's not too hot while you check out the wares... read more

Big dog, big bark, big trouble

“Galagan Polaris”, that's his kennel name, be warned – you're a marked man. That's because the imposing pedigree Maremma Sheepdog barked... read more

Four wins in one day

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke dominate their rivals on day three of the 2016 49er World Championships in Clearwater Florida, winning all four of their heats... read more


Shipping lanes not recommended

Shipping lanes will not be introduced around the New Zealand coast after a review of coastal navigation safety... read more

Woman trapped under van

A 60 year old woman was trapped under a van for several hours after it rolled over down a bank in Hawkes Bay.  Firefighters... read more

Vehicle flips in Apata crash

UPDATED: State Highway 2, near Apata, is open following a crash this evening. The highway was closed for a short... read more

Two in hospital after crash

Two men remain in Tauranga Hospital's orthopaedic ward following a head on crash on State Highway 29 yesterday... read more

The man behind the statistics

He could simply be a statistic – one of three tragic numbers: eight, 29 or 50. Or all three. Twenty-nine... read more

Weather hammering worlds

A strong breeze and choppy seas caused further disruption to the schedule of day two of the 2016 49er, 49erFX and... read more

Police seek stolen Terrano

Whakatane police want to hear from anyone who has seen a gold Nissan Terrano stolen from Whakatane on Wednesday.  The... read more

Suncreen complaints heat up

We've all heard the phrase ‘better safe than sorry', but sometimes even playing it safe can leave one feeling... read more

Local surf champions head east

Nearly 200 athletes from Bay of Plenty surf lifesaving clubs Papamoa, Omanu and Mount Maunganui are heading to... read more


Gull prices even cheaper

Gull dropped fuel prices today by three cents a litre at all its company controlled outlets. “Looking at... read more

More GPs using electronic service

GPs around the country have embraced an electronic service allowing them to lodge medical certificates electronically... read more

Fluoride decision reversed

A decision made in January by the Whakatane District Council to stop adding fluoride to the Whakatane and Ohope... read more

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Unbreakable bond of man and dog

They eyeballed each other from 10 paces. They sensed a connection but were unsure. After all it's been five years;... read more

Tiki’s new song a tribute to Bay

One of Bay of Plenty's top singer/songwriters Tiki Taane launches his latest effort and it has a real home flavour... read more

Kiwis dominate jet boat champs

Good planning and team work worked towards New Zealand dominating this year's Enzed 2016 UIM Jetsprint World Championships... read more

Track set for thrills and spills

The equivalent of four Olympic-sized swimming pools of water has been poured into ASB Baypark Stadium this week... read more


Co Enzyme Q10 Part 2

John Arts Abundant Living Last week we started to look at Co Enzyme Q10 and today look further at its role in the body more

Decisions approach the city centre

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Tauranga's city centre looks a lot different today from when it was first born in the 1800s. Back then, more

Love is in the air

Dive Right In with Gwyn Brown from Tauranga Dive That quaint US ceremony known to some as Valentine's Day will soon be upon us all. Of course, more

Muscle milk: The joys of gelatin

Natural Wellbeing with Bruce Hart from Plum Organics Papamoa About a year ago we first advertised the amazing properties of gelatin and more

Why we put a plan in place

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor Tauranga City Council's elected members have been discussing the Annual Plan. We recently received a more

Making the tough decisions

Scott Simpson Coromandel MP In March we will have the final referendum about whether we change our flag. Coromandel people have strong views more


Sailing on Tauranga Harbour by Merran Gwyndell.
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