Councils slammed on facebook

Councils stand accused of spending nearly half a million dollars on propaganda branding exercises by the taxpayers union which is asking why ratepayers funds are being spent on social media propaganda. Figures obtained by the Taxpayers' Union show... Read More

Innovative Bay businesses up for awards

Four Bay of Plenty companies have been nominated a massive 13 times across nine award categories in this year's New Zealand Innovation Awards. The recently announced finalists include Zespri, Robotics Plus, Heilala Vanila and Bluelab Corporation. Leading... Read More

Papamoa power cut

Powerco is still investigating the cause of the power cut on Sunday night that stopped power to about 1000 properties in Papamoa. It was a fault on Powerco's network says Powerco Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh. Power was cut at 8.30pm. Supply... Read More

MBIE advice over phone recall

Samsung Note 7 owners are being encouraged by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment's Consumer Protection team to become familiar with the Consumer Guarantees Act “When a business supplies you with a product for personal or household... Read More

Note 7s banned by Air NZ

Air New Zealand is issuing a total ban on fire-prone Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on all of its flights from 5am today, Sunday. The airline strongly advises travellers not to bring the devices to the airport with them, says an airline spokeswoman. "They... Read More

Kiwis hooked by online fishing

A KPMG test on the cyber security of New Zealand businesses as part of Connect Smart Week has revealed one in ten Kiwis could fall for a phishing attack. Phishing is the practice of sending an email pretending to be from a reputable company or organisation... Read More

‘Sad’wich photo goes viral

A Mount Maunganui sandwich has gone viral on the internet, all because of the sandwich's deceit. What appeared to be a chocka-block lunchtime sammy was actually more of a shamwich, Tauranga resident Paul Gibbs discovered. A very misleading sandwich.... Read More

Mapping expedition underway

Scientists are embarking on a voyage of discovery today to map a previously uncharted section of the Colville Ridge, a large and mountainous seafloor structure about 500km northeast of Auckland. More than half of the Colville Ridge, which covers an estimated... Read More

Gamer glasses advocated

Children as young as five years old and high numbers of teenagers are going to optometrists with eye damage as a result of heavy digital device use. A nationwide survey of New Zealand optometrists finds that 87 per cent of them are concerned about the... Read More

Innovative Bay companies impress MP

Innovative Bay businesses are one of the major reasons why the country's economy is growing healthily, says National MP Gerry Brownlee. With Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller as his guide, Gerry visited several local companies who are at the forefront... Read More

Opinion Poll

Only 38 per cent of electors returned their voting forms in the council elections, did you vote?

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