Saturday, October 10, 2015



Should New Zealand follow Sweden and introduce a six-hour work day?

Heck yes!
No - there aren’t enough hours in the day as it is.

Classy Brits tour the beach

Car lovers are descending on Whangamata to enjoy the Classic Cover Brits at the Beach Festival. Thousands of punters are taking part in the annual festival... read more

Woman critically injured in crash

A woman is in critical condition after a serious crash near Matamata this morning. A man has also suffered minor injuries in the two car collision on the... read more

Slip solutions investigated

A drone has been used to capture images of a slip on State Highway 35 in the East Cape, as the NZ Transport Agency investigates solutions to keep the road... read more

Man stabbed in Kawerau

A police investigation is underway following a stabbing in Kawerau overnight. Emergency services were called to a property on Bowen Street about 11.45pm... read more

What’s on Today? Sew Retro

Looking for something with a bit of flair this spring? Then head on down to the Sew Retro sale at the Historic Village today. From 9am until 3pm vintage... read more



Lucky escape from serious crash

Police are investigating a crash which saw a vehicle roll onto its roof overnight. Emergency services were called... read more

Club cricket set to start

Premier Baywide cricket season gets underway on today with seven premier teams chasing premier honours in the Baywide... read more

Delays as road works continue

Motorists driving around the Bay can expect some delays as a $5 million road safety programme and other projects... read more

B2KDA ‘Rising’ to the top

A lot can change for a band in the space of four years – just ask B2KDA. For the band, also known as Batucada... read more

Rena wind-up by applicant

The legal situation facing the Rena resource consent application was summed up in no uncertain terms in Matt Casey... read more

Unexplained death in Hamilton

Police are investigating an unexplained death with the discovery of a body. Police were advised of the location... read more


New Trustpower HQ nears completion

Trustpower's new state-of-the-art headquarters in Tauranga's central business district will adopt an “activity... read more


Papamoa turns pink for a purpose

The sands of Papamoa Beach will once again turn pink for the eighth annual Pink Papamoa Beach Walk this Sunday. No... read more


BOP event is a North Island first

A new multi-day mountain biking event, starting on The Strand in Tauranga and travelling throughout the Bay of... read more

Canon’s old testimonial found

It's an old testimonial ­ some 143 years old – but it was found in a very modern plastic box at the Bay... read more


Privet-eating bug trial

Spring hay fever sufferers may have a privet-eating bug to thank in future following their release at a trial site... read more

Earthquake drill looms

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is encouraging everyone in the region to sign up and participate in the upcoming national... read more

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Brown gets councillor's support

Rotorua Lakes Councillor Merepeka Raukawa-Tait is supporting music artist Chris Brown's application to come to... read more


Dawson delivers on world stage

A brilliant paddle from New Zealand kayaker Mike Dawson has put him in pole position at the canoe slalom world... read more


Boeing, going, gone

After 47 years of service, Air New Zealand's last remaining Boeing 737 is in Tauranga today as part of a farewell... read more

Canoe slalom set for AIMS Games

The NZCT AIMS Games will be even bigger in 2016, with the canoe slalom set to become the 20th sport at the annual... read more


What are we doing about mangroves?

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor Many people are concerned about the rapid spread of mangroves around Tauranga Harbour. more

If God’s rugrat was a regular homey

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits This week we delve into the murky waters of race, religion and rap. This classic RR column more

Cruise ship season sets sail

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor The 2015/2016 cruise ship season kicks off on October 7 with the arrival of Diamond Princess and more

Looking after our own first

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Net immigration has now topped more than 60,000 a year. That is 1200 foreigners coming into New Zealand more

From parliament to the people (and back again)

Simon Bridges National MP On Tuesday evening I held the second ‘People's Question Time' for the year. These are more

How can tourists know what’s on if locals don’t

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor This summer will be Tauranga's biggest cruise ship season ever with 78 ships carrying more than 166,000 visitors. I' more


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