Sunday, February 07, 2016



Where should Richie and Gemma should get married?

Bay of Plenty, where Gemma is from
Otago, where Richie is from
Overseas, somewhere exotic and private
England, where Richie led the ABs to World Cup victory for a final time

Tiki’s new song a tribute to Bay

One of Bay of Plenty's top singer/songwriters Tiki Taane launches his latest effort and it has a real home flavour to it. The multi-platinum artist and... read more

Sun shines on One Love

Rain hasn't gotten in the way of the One Love Festival being held at the Tauranga Domain this afternoon. Day one of the two day concert has seen great... read more

Fun and food at Maketu

A little rain hasn't kept food lovers from enjoying the Maketu Kaimoana Festival says co-ordinator Charles Peni. Charles says he is impressed with the... read more

Rescue helicopter given gift

There aren't too many similarities between trucks and helicopters but for Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter pilot and base manager Liam Brettkelly its... read more

Country on show in Katikati

Alpaca, cattle, horses, sheep, tractors and machinery, home baking and preserves – all sorts of country fun for everyone will be bursting out of... read more



Update: Crash scene cleared

Update 12.52pm: Traffic is flowing again on State Highway 2 in the Karangahake Gorge, west of Waihi after a crash... read more

Police urge drives to be safe

Police are urging drivers to take responsibility for their actions and drive smartly with Waitangi weekend off... read more


Second serious crash near Waihi

Emergency services are rushing to the scene of another serious crash in the Karangahake Gorge, near Waihi. It's... read more

Kiwis a chance to wrap up series

An Australian bounce-back is assured but the Black Caps hope Fortress Cake Tin is their trump card as they look... read more

Powerlines downed after crash

Police are investigating the cause of a serious crash near Horohoro yesterday afternoon. The incident involved... read more

Seafood and fun at festival

One of Bay of Plenty's favourite festivals gets underway today with music, art and fine cuisine defining a community's... read more

Cooper on track to take title

It is fair to say that Cody Cooper's warm-up for the motocross nationals has just about reached boiling point.... read more

Tauranga climber rises to the top

Tauranga-based arborist and tree climbing champ Andy Neverman is one of three Kiwi taking on the Aussies in a head-to-head... read more


Tanker spills load after crash

Police are investigating what caused a milk tanker to roll on a main road between the Coromandel and Thames last... read more

What’s On: Movie for the family

Good morning Sunners, well the day isn't the greatest sun wise but don't let that stop you from having a great... read more


Call centres come under fire

There's an issue with your internet or mobile service, so being a diligent customer you contact your service provider's... read more

Historic pits at Pillans Point

Kumara pits uncovered during widening of part of Maxwells Road are estimated to be 200-400 years old, and are the... read more

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Tiki’s new song a tribute to Bay

One of Bay of Plenty's top singer/songwriters Tiki Taane launches his latest effort and it has a real home flavour... read more

Kiwis dominate jet boat champs

Good planning and team work worked towards New Zealand dominating this year's Enzed 2016 UIM Jetsprint World Championships... read more

Track set for thrills and spills

The equivalent of four Olympic-sized swimming pools of water has been poured into ASB Baypark Stadium this week... read more

What's your favourite summer spot?

Mount Maunganui, Waihi Beach, Coromandel, Whitianga – they're all popular summer holiday destinations. But... read more


Too corny for words

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits As Rogers Rabbits takes in some much-needed RR – feeling the effects of the summer more

Red alerts! Two ways with tomatoes

Healthy Matters with Hayley Marie Locally supported by NZ Farm Shop Juicy, ripe and colourful fresh tomatoes are one of this season's more

Introduction to Co enzyme Q10

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder You may have heard of Co enzyme Q10. During the next month we will discover what it is, how it works and when more

Monitoring compliance across the region

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor The Bay of Plenty Regional Council supports the sustainable development of the region more

Getting tourists to stay longer and spend more

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Tourism in the Bay is booming. It's in part due to lots of events happening. It's also due to an eight per more

Spicing up a simple Sangria

Joseph Gordon The Phoenix Wow, we're already into February and this weather has been extreme. High temperatures have made for horrifically dry days, more


Birds basking in the summer sun. By Diane Patterson.
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