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Thursday, July 24, 2014



If you died would you donate your organs?

Yes - I would donate
No - I wouldn't due to medical beliefs
No - I wouldn't for medical reasons
No - I am not a donor
I would let my family decide
I don't know

Fatal crash on SH2

UPDATE 3.30PM: State Highway 2 between Omokoroa and Katikati is open again following a fatal crash at Apata earlier today.   Earlier: One person is... read more

Scrub fire in Ohauiti

Greerton firefighters are dealing with a large scrub fire in the rural part of Ohauiti. Northern Fire Communications shift manager Scott Osmond says the... read more

$170m settlement bill passed

The Tuhoe Claims Settlement Bill and the Te Urewera Bill have passed their third reading in Parliament this morning. The new bills will see the historical... read more

Orphans’ stories touch pupils

Bethlehem College pupils are feeling fortunate after hearing the heart-warming stories of orphan children living in Uganda this week. The Watoto Children's... read more

Meter running on free parking

Tauranga City Council has put a proposed two hour free parking plan for the city on hold while it investigates the best option going forward. Council yesterday... read more

City motorists top organ donors

More than half of Tauranga City driver's licence holders would donate an organ after death, according to the latest figures from NZ Transport Agency. Motorist's... read more


Growers warned of lower returns

Rapidly increasing gold kiwifruit volumes will mean falling per tray return for growers, warns Zespri CEO Lain... read more

Prime Minister to visit city

Prime Minster John Key will meet Papamoa school students before opening a nearby retirement village in a whistle-stop... read more


Illegal lane use causes crash

 A “blatant rule breach” is the cause of a crash at the Bayfair roundabout as police look to ramp... read more

Te Puke in the spotlight

A new video promoting Te Puke's town centre is the latest tool the town is using to show it is ready for the Tauranga... read more


Club sees red in final fixture

Whakarewarewa Rugby Club is dismayed the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union continues opting for a neutral finals venue... read more

Nikau, Aria top baby names

The Department of Internal Affairs has released the top 20 Maori baby names for 2013 in association with Maori... read more


Defamation claim against Horan

Tauranga Independent MP Brendan Horan is being sued for $300,000 for defamation by a former flat mate Colin Henderson. The... read more


Brakes put on free parking

Free parking may go ahead in the central Tauranga city but not until a full council report has been finalised to... read more

Winter chill leaves its mark

Chilly conditions that saw the Kaimai Ranges dusted with snow yesterday will continue through the week but clear... read more

Man suffers head injury

An elderly Whangamata man is in Waikato Hospital with a head injury after an accident in his home. St John paramedics... read more

Williamson banned from bowling

Tauranga Blackcap Kane Williamson is suspended from bowling in international cricket after being found to have... read more

Sludge found on beaches

An unusual brown sludge found on Eastern Bay beaches is being labelled a natural occurance by the Bay of Plenty... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Tech cracks egg dipping record

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is an unofficial world record holder after breaking the previous record for the simultaneous... read more

Should checkouts be sugar-free

Sugar-free checkouts will hit the sweet spot with 34 per cent of New Zealanders a new Horizon Research study finds. The... read more


Free-to-air sports frenzy over the ditch

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian While many facets of life over the ditch are the same as New Zealand – more

Junior netball programme hoops of success

Ruth Stanley Community Netball Manager Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty Zone  Netball is the most played sport for females in New more

Brisbane feels coldest morning in 103 years

Weather Eye with John Maunder Slightly unbelievable from the depths of winter in New Zealand – but it not always warm in Queensland. more

A week of retail therapy

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Council looked at how we can support Tauranga's retail sector this week. The first topic we discussed was more

Ring of Confidence bites the beagle

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits We are confident. It's official. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has checked, and we are more

Eradicating family violence

Todd Talks By Todd Muller Family violence is one of those issues that elicits a singularly strong reaction from many in NZ. It is unacceptable, more


Sunrise from Aongatete. Photo by Kerri Wheeler.

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