Monday, November 30, 2015



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Beattie strong start to series

It was a huge weekend Omanu surf lifesaver Max Beattie as he took on rounds one and two of the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series. Max and fellow Kiwis Cory Taylor... read more

Luuka makes splash in Rio

New Zealand kayaker Luuka Jones emulated her world championship placing on her first competitive outing at the venue for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics,... read more

Speed threshold dropping to 4km/h

If you're driving, remember to check your speed, as from Tuesday the speed threshold reduces to 4km/h through until January 31, 2016. Similar to the previous... read more

CAB lift lid on Tauranga housing

Tauranga Citizens Advice Bureau says the organisation is “extremely concerned” by the lack of emergency housing in Tauranga and the Western... read more

Helicopter in Mt Tarawera scare

Emergency services were put on full alert this afternoon after a helicopter on a tourist flight made a mayday call from the summit of Mount Tarawera in... read more

Shellfish remains off the menu

The Ministry for Primary Industries' weekly update has revealed a poison content warning remains in place for local shellfish. Mussels, oysters, tuatua,... read more



Rena result set back

The decision from deliberation on the Rena resource consent application is now expected to be released in late... read more

Bay Union sign sevens talent

Rotorua rugby sensation Isaac Te Aute has signed a new, two-year contract with the Bay of Plenty Steamers. It's... read more

Two cruise ships in town today

The city's harbour is currently bustling with tourists, with two cruise ships arriving earlier this morning. And... read more


Fireworks seriously injure horse

Cleo neither likes fireworks nor understands them - and even less now, because fireworks almost cost Cleo her life. The... read more


Harbour official issues warning

Bay of Plenty Harbourmaster Peter Buell is warning boaties to steer well clear of large vessels as summer approaches... read more


Making Waikato's roads safer

This year alone there have been 60 deaths on Waikato roads – the highest of any region in the country and... read more


Elderly woman was driving wrong way

An 81-year-old woman suffered what are described as “serious injuries” after colliding with an oncoming... read more

Hana's Black Ferns surprise

To say Bay of Plenty rugby player Hana Tapiata was surprised when she found out she'd made the Black Ferns training... read more


Rallying call on Maori health

Cross-sector collaboration on diabetes, most cancers, mental health issues and rheumatic fever is being called... read more

Painting a moving picture

She's a local artist who paints still life, but Jenny Coker is swapping the medium for moving pictures on the international... read more


Step by step on civic centre

City councillors have answered critics of the civic centre decision making process being undertaken for the future... read more

Horses injure their riders

Two women are in hospital after their horses were spooked and threw their riders to the ground. The Trustpower... read more

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Your thoughts on sea lettuce

Bay of Plenty residents are being warned to expect beaches to turn green over the coming months, with a severe... read more


VIDEO: Family's home invasion horror

A Tauranga father and husband has spoken of his frustration at the lack of support for his family after a home... read more

Fruit shop fire under investigation

The cause of the fire which saw a section of Cameron Road closed down early this morning is not yet known. Firefighters... read more

Custody remand for murder accused

A 45-year-old Bay of Plenty man arrested for the murder of George Taiaroa will remain behind bars until his next... read more


Putting one foot in front of the other

Tales from the Fitness Camp with Dan Sheridan Week seven, and my shins aren't speaking to me. They're in pain, you see, but that hasn't stopped more

Making your teen’s summer count

Careers with Hart with Jay Hart Teenage years are the years of preparation. As such, teens should spend part of their summers gaining valuable more

The power of changing your diet

John Arts Abundant Living I have been helping someone with several long term problems. The main issue was blood sugar, more

Public art debate

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor A public art proposal for a kinetic sculpture outside Mr Gareth Morgan's property on the corner of more

Grinch Devoy takes a crack at Christmas

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits The peculiar but entertaining behaviour of Dame Susan continues, with a couple more weird more

Respectful relationships

Todd Talks By Todd Muller Say yes to giving her space, say no to putting her in her place. Say yes to talking it out with her, say no to taking more


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