Two big ships this week

Two of the monster Maersk containers ships are expected this week, but only one will be arriving and departing in daylight. The Carsten Maersk is expected at 9.15pm tonight and is scheduled to depart for China at 4.45pm Tuesday. The Maersk La Paz is... Read More

The city is her canvas

The seed was sewn when she was just four. With a stick of chalk. “I was drawing on the ground outside Baycourt with all these people. I can't remember what we were drawing, but I can remember leaving my fingerprint.” And it made Lillybeth... Read More

Kiwibank IT operational

Kiwibank has its IT system operational after all internet banking, phone banking, and fund transfers between accounts stopped working about 12.30pm today. Kiwibank spokesman Bruce Thompson is reported on Stuff at 1.57pm that everything was up and running... Read More

Honours even on warm up matches

Honours were shared in the two matches played between a Bay of Plenty XI and Hawkes Bay at the Tauranga Domain on Saturday and Sunday (22/23 October 2016) with both games going down to the wire. The purpose of the matches was to prepare both provinces... Read More

Reserve grade high scores

More than four hundred runs were scored in the Western Bay of Plenty Reserve Grade encounter Mount Maunganui and Tauranga Boys College second eleven at Blake Park on Saturday. Mount Maunganui won the toss and elected to bat with the Tauranga Boys bowlers... Read More

Pedestrian struck at Matata

UPDATED 4pm: Traffic is reduced to one lane on SH2 at Matata while police carry out a scene investigation after a pedestrian or cyclist was struck earlier by a vehicle on the intersection with Flax Road. Police were called by ambulance service to... Read More

Back to work, and the rain

After a Labour Weekend in which most of the country struck it lucky with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine, Metservice is forecasting the rain to return to the Bay of Plenty tonight. Rain is expected to get heavier on the South Island West Coast... Read More

Sexual violence court trial welcomed

A new pilot aiming to speed up sexual violence court cases should help reduce trauma for victims during the court process, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue announced on Thursday that two dedicated sexual violence... Read More

Foundation food tick flicked

Twenty-five years after being launched to help consumers make healthier food choices, the Heart Foundation's Tick will be phased out next year. Tick Programme manager Deb Sue says the Heart Foundation is retiring the Tick programme due to changes... Read More

‘Hard to Believe’ defies belief

Do you know about arguably the most awful things happening in the world? The film ‘Hard to Believe' is a serious investigation into one of the most horrifying human rights abuses of our time and the response – or lack of it –... Read More

Opinion Poll

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

I’m not enrolled to vote
I dumped the voting form
I didn’t get round to posting it
I returned my voting form by mail
I dropped my voting form into council

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