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Tuesday, December 23, 2014



Should tourists face the same penalties on the road as Kiwi drivers?


Jimmy Cliff: inspiring since 1962

Speaking from Miami, the legendary Jimmy Cliff offers a friendly “hello my friend” in a thick Jamaican accent that instantly puts you at ease.... read more

Council mould claims another floor

The discovery of more mould at Tauranga City Council's headquarters has seen most of the second floor of the Willow Street building evacuated. As a result,... read more

Fine outlook for Christmas

The chocolates in the advent calendar continue to disappear at an alarming rate, but as we head closer to Christmas Day, the forecast across much of the... read more

Bay Oval's feast of cricket

Cricket fans will be dining out on a feast of top class action this summer with international and domestic men's cricket returning to the Bay Oval after... read more

Rudd strikes back at arrest

“Inept and irresponsible policing” are the words being used to describe the handling of Phil Rudd's case by his Tauranga lawyer. Craig Tuck... read more

Summer driving & having a blast

No matter where you're heading too this summer, if you're travelling by car or motorcycle take five minutes out to plan ahead. Given Kiwi's bad track record... read more



Added Spark for summer

Spark is bringing 4G to the Bay of Plenty this summer, giving locals and holiday-makers superfast mobile data speeds... read more

Rider killed on SH35 named

The motorcyclist who died of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash on State Highway 35 on the East coast... read more

Wanted: Jeremy Victor Martin

Jeremy Victor Martin, 27, is wanted by Tauranga police for failing to appear in court for drugs offending. Police... read more

Woman injured in head-on smash

A 60-year-old woman has suffered multiple injuries in a head-on crash on the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The woman was... read more


Petrol prices still dropping

Hewletts Road remains the best place to buy petrol in Tauranga city as Gull continues to ride down fuel prices. Gull... read more


Mount/Papamoa candidates step forward

Five people are standing for the vacant Mount/Papamoa ward seat on Tauranga City Council. The candidates nominated... read more


No swings just roundabouts

Holidaymakers travelling between Coromandel, Auckland and the Bay of Plenty will be amongst the first to use a... read more

Theft compromises summer hot spots

Surf lifesaving efforts at up to eight Coromandel summer hot spots will remain severely hampered for the next month... read more


Stolen splitter hampers funds

A Maketu couple's good deed of donating a large shelterbelt of trees to help the local fire brigade raise funds... read more


Search for lost diabetes device

A Tauranga father is hoping to retrieve a compact yet pricey piece of technology vital to his daughter's diabetes... read more


Life's a beach at the Mount

Mount Maunganui's beaches continue to be the major tourism drawcard for the region according to Statistics New... read more

Tauranga roof fire

Tauranga fire fighters are dealing with a fire in the roof space of a house in Ngatai Road. The alarm was raised... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)


Family’s plight for brave boy

He's cheeky, mischievous, strong-willed and sometimes stubborn. He's also a very special young man. Like any other... read more


Rhyhan’s ‘a hero’

He's just a typical, chilled-out teenager. He greets his mates with a secret handshake and jolts his head back... read more


Crackers and crackpots

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits  The Christmas crackers are out there, alright.  On the home straight to more

Local radio? Yeah, right

Ramblings and ruminations with Tony Moon I grew up back in the dark ages, when records were still mono and commercial radio broadcast was AM more

Outdoor workout equipment for the Mount?

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder Outdoor exercising areas are becoming a popular trend all around the world, in places like parks, and on more

Lawns, wages and housing areas

  Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor This week two council meetings were scheduled. At Monday's council meeting elected members more

Council’s final week of 2014

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor What a way to finish the year! The final week of council in 2014 contained a few surprises, but overall it more

Going nutty this Christmas

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef As it's called the silly season, we often find ourselves more


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