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Tuesday, September 23, 2014



Are you happy with with 2014 Election results?

Yes - I am very happy
No - It didn’t go my way at all
I have mixed feelings
I don’t care

Cap taken off bottle stores

The removal of a cap on the number of off-licence stores allowed to be established in the Western Bay is being labelled “a big learning curve”... read more

Crash schools TCC safety officers

Wet weather accidents and traffic congestion outside Welcome Bay School is serving up an opportune reminder for Tauranga City Council to seriously consider... read more

Tauranga murders in history

Murder cases forever remain in the mind of investigators, no matter how many years have passed, says Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner. Murders play... read more

Concerns for Matapihi access

For years Matapihi residents have been forced to use the Bayfair roundabout as their only entry and exit point to the peninsula. Now one man is asking... read more

Horan’s political future on hold

Politics in the Horan household are closed for the time being as NZ Independent Coalition leader Brendan Horan and his party “grieve” a disappointing... read more



Cunliffe clings to leader position

David Cunliffe will not give up his role as leader of the Labour Party on his own, instead opting to place his... read more


Are Mallowpuffs the best biscuit?

“Done enough for a Mallowpuff?” It's a common saying in New Zealand, and now it appears iconic biscuit... read more

Moulding future sevens stars

Organisers of an elite Bay of Plenty rugby sevens academy aiming to unearth the game's future stars believe they... read more


Cruise ship operators reject changes

Criticisms have arisen from cruise ship tour operators two weeks out from the start of the 2014/2015 cruise ship... read more

Tauranga’s respite from rain

Tauranga looks set to enjoy a respite from the recent wet weather with fine weather forecast for the area until... read more

Garage fires: child with lighter

A cigarette lighter in the hands of a child is the cause of four garages going up in flames in Papamoa, allowing... read more

Jewellery thief back in jail

The 27-year-old man linked to a burglary of Bethlehem Jewellers in January has been sentenced to three years and... read more

Power out in Western Bay

Power is out in areas of the Western Bay of Plenty this afternoon as strong winds batter the region. Almost 800... read more


Z staff removed from scene

The Z Energy staff who helped put out a man on fire near the Cameron Road service station at the weekend have been... read more


Former bank site for sale

The former ANZ central city branch building in Tauranga is now on the market for sale. The Spring Street premises... read more

ELECTIONS 2014 (Click here to view more)


Horan’s political future on hold

Politics in the Horan household are closed for the time being as NZ Independent Coalition leader Brendan Horan... read more


Mitchell's by-election to cost $70K

Mount Maunganui and Papamoa residents face a six month wait until they will be able to vote to replace outgoing... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)


Election 2014: Three MPs for Bay

The Bay of Plenty region can lay claim to two new MPs taking its total to three following tonight's 2014 Election... read more


Man’s burns self-inflicted

UPDATED: A man is in critical condition after dousing himself in petrol and setting himself on fire this afternoon. Police,... read more


Can you build a business in 54 hours?

Inside Start Up with Jo Allum Yes, you can. Do you have a business idea, or skills you want to put to work on something new, where you are key more

Forget Chiefs, focus on cricket

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian Some words within a comment on Super Rugby bypassing Tauranga, on SunLive more

Power to the people

David Hill @ Papamoa Plaza We are a passionate bunch here in Papamoa – passionate about our community, passionate about what we want in a more

Spring into some healthy choices

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef Spring is one of those times of the year, when we're more

Policies and trees

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor Councillors made several changes to the Draft Vegetation and Tree Management Policy this week before more

MegaFatload: Control+Alt+Delete - Bring on the extradition

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits The big news this week turned out to be, well, not big news.   I'm still angry. We' more


Kowhai trees on Mount Maunganui. Photo by Christine Willoughby.
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