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Tuesday, January 27, 2015



Should the jandal fence be reinstated at Mount Maunganui?


Cellphone detectors to nab drivers

Hiding cellphones in your lap may not be enough to let you off undetected as police consider a report on the use of electronic cellphone detectors. Electronic... read more

Caravan crash blocks SH2

UPDATED 7.30PM: State Highway 2 between Tauranga and Katikati has now reopened after a car towing a caravan crashed into a ditch bringing down power lines... read more

Military hijinks over the city

It had Tauranga looking skyward this afternoon – a noisy show of aerobatics by an eastern European training jet. The L39 Albatross. Photos: supplied.  It... read more

Students' quick response to cliff fall

A bunch of Tauranga university mates are being praised for their role in saving a father and son seriously injured after falling 100 metres off a cliff... read more

Jetsprints a 'huge success'

There were all the expected thrills and spills at ASB Baypark this weekend as audiences were strapped in for two-days of exhilarating, heart-pounding and... read more


Woman suffers serious medical event

A woman has been flown to hospital this afternoon after she suffered a serious medical event. The TrustPower TECT... read more

Thundercats action heats up + results

High-speed inflatable boats are ripping through the waves at Tay St beach today as day two of Thundercats racing... read more

Remembering dad’s unforgettable WW1 memories

One night after the First World War ended, John O'Brien was sitting safely in his arm chair with the radio up loud... read more

Kennings and Ensor's successful start

First event honours for the 2015 Billabong Grom Series went to Whangamata surfer Dune Kennings and Mount Maunganui's... read more


From the Bay to the Louisiana swamps

“Surreal” is how Tauranga musician and Swamp Thing guitarist extraordinaire Grant Haua describes their... read more

What's on Today? Triathlon

Good morning Sunners, Happy birthday Auckland – thanks for allowing most of us the day off today! A competitor... read more

Joy for Haynes, Mount romp to ERC's win

George Haynes had to wipe the tears out of his eyes before lining up in the ironman at the Eastern Region championships... read more


Cyclist injured in collision with dog

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after his bike collided with a dog in Maketu this morning. Photo: file.  Police,... read more

Father and son injured in 100m fall

Update 10.25AM: The father and son who were seriously injured after falling 100 metres off a cliff at Omanawa Falls... read more


Day two of jetsprints

It's set to be another thrilling ride at ASB Baypark this afternoon, as day two of the ENZED Stadium Jetsprints... read more

Delays expected for flu vaccine

Mutations of some strains of influenza mean flu vaccines will be delayed by three weeks this year. The influenza... read more

Comedian’s close call

He doesn't usually get to spend much time soaking up the sights and sounds when he's in Tauranga for a gig. Comedian... read more

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All eyes on sprint action

It might not be the fans hurtling round ASB Baypark's intricate water track at 125km/h in a V8 jetsprint boat,... read more

Thundercats to roar in the Bay

High-speed inflatable boats will roar across Bay waters this weekend as Thundercats return to the city, offering... read more


Tauranga Average Afternoon Temperatures: 1913-2014

Weather Eye with John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites during the last 100 years, including the more

Looking forward to getting stuck in

Todd Talks By Todd Muller In recent weeks there have been some excellent headlines in our local papers, which show our community is heading in more

Managing growth and meeting infrastructure needs

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor This week I've asked Otumoetai/Pyes Pa Ward councillor Bev Edlin to provide her thoughts on the year ahead. more

Summertime madness in a cheeseburger

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef The hot sunny days have driven a lot of us inside during more

Holiday itches and jandal scandals

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Mid-summer and some Kiwis are feeling the itch. This week we have  a rash of reports. more

Sporting bargains in the Bay

Is there a better place in the world to be in the height of summer than the Western Bay of Plenty? There are lazy days, plenty of sun and a myriad of more


A sheep keeping cool in a chimney. Photo by Julie McGowan.
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