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Wednesday, September 03, 2014



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Bridges challenges wage policy

Businesses wanting to invest and grow face potential roadblocks if the Greens' employment policy goes ahead, says Tauranga MP Simon Bridges. The Green... read more

Have your say: Greerton Library

Community input on what the future Greerton Library will look like will be tabled as part of a public meeting tonight. From 6.30pm-8pm the library's project... read more

Candidates discuss environment

Environmental politics will come to the forefront tonight as Bay of Plenty political candidates discuss environmental policies at a public meeting. The... read more

‘Tupperwaka’ proposal for The Strand

Discussions to place the 75-metre waka famously dubbed the ‘Tupperwaka' during the 2011 Rugby World Cup on Tauranga's Waterfront are underway. A... read more



Future uncertain for Vega Auriga

The container ship Vega Auriga is expected to sail from Tauranga this afternoon, however it will leave empty of... read more

Police swarm Welcome Bay

A heavy police presence is in Welcome Bay as officers search for a man with a warrant for his arrest. Tauranga... read more


Fiery warning for 'idiotic' trend

Fears children may turn to the latest “idiotic” trend of setting fire to themselves is prompting one... read more

Smear test prompt for women

Bay of Plenty women are being urged to make sure they are up-to-date with their regular smear tests as part of... read more


Screaming for chippies

Have you got a good attitude? Are you willing to listen and learn? Then you could have a job tomorrow…a... read more

Festival touted biggest yet

The culmination of months of work to deliver the most comprehensive festival programme in the NZ Garden & Art Festival's... read more


Phone lines down in Te Puke

A truck reversing on Tui Street in Te Puke has collected phone lines this morning causing them to come down outside... read more

Fine predictions for Bay

The wet weather predicted for the Bay of Plenty this week is no longer, with the MetService now forecasting fine... read more

Young crash victim from Tauranga

The 24-year-old woman killed after being struck by a vehicle in Wellington at the weekend has been named by police... read more

12-hour relay for brave fighter

As Tauranga woman Kimberley Ward battles breast cancer, her personal trainers are fighting a different battle –... read more

ELECTIONS 2014 (Click here to view more)


Bridges challenges wage policy

Businesses wanting to invest and grow face potential roadblocks if the Greens' employment policy goes ahead, says... read more


Russel Norman to kayak Waihou

Green Party co-leader Russel Norman will kayak down the Waihou River in an effort to highlight New Zealand's degraded... read more

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Dotcom exclusive interview

Just minutes before his big political rally in Greerton, SunLive reporter Hunter Wells caught up with Kim Dotcom... read more


Public picks: Key or Cunliffe

It was a battle of the political heavyweights in the TVNZ arena overnight in the first round of the head-to-head... read more


1816: The year without a summer

Weather Eye with John Maunder As discussed in a previous Weathereye, 1816 was ‘The year without a summer', caused by dust from Mount more

Garden & Art Festival – that’s an understatement!

Insider's Guide to the Festival with Liz French The launch of the NZ Garden & Art Festival programme this week finally reveals what I've been more

Celebrating Bay of Plenty Sporting Excellence

Simon Neate Marketing Administrator Sport Bay of Plenty  Nominations are now open for the 2014 Bay of Plenty Sports Awards. The more

For fans of the growing yoghurt culture

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef I can still remember my very first taste of yoghurt in more

Head-dress redress: A ban on all skirts

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Hands up all those who thought the native Indian head dress at NZ fashion week was more

Pesky weeds and their impacts

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor If you have a garden you'll be very familiar with weeds and the way they can take more


Baby fur seal at Moturiki. By Rob Vile.
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