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Thursday, October 23, 2014



Who should be the new Labour Party leader?

Nanaia Mahuta
David Parker
Andrew Little
Grant Robertson

Cop humbled by award

Hero cop Deane O'Conner says it was easier jumping off a bridge into dark, freezing waters to save a life than it was standing in front of people to accept... read more

'Scaremongering' slows claim

Scaremongering by kiwifruit industry leaders is one of the chief reasons the Psa compensation claim against the government is on hold until next month. That's... read more

'Habitual criminal' jailed

A Tauranga man who crashed into a police car during a chase through Welcome Bay in June has been sent to prison for one year and 11 months and disqualified... read more

The $26,000 bedspread

It was a slug fest - a test of wills between some of the biggest money in Tauranga. Two local businessmen, Mike Farmer the car dealer and Paul Tidmarsh... read more

Drunk drivers busted after crashes

Drink driving is no longer socially acceptable says a Tauranga police officer after two alcohol related crashes in the space of five hours last night. Western... read more

Developer backs special housing

Tauranga developer Peter Cooney wants to shake a developing misconception that special housing means cheap-looking housing. The Classic Builders director... read more


Parading in pink for breast cancer

Pink race cars, ballerinas and angels are taking to the streets of Tauranga as thousands of people take part in... read more

Star role for Tauranga firm

While the Blackcaps and South Africa exert themselves at the Bay Oval, it is a small Tauranga internet provider... read more

Benefits figures declining

Latest benefits figures show 423 fewer claimants in the Tauranga District in the September quarter compared to... read more

Tauranga duo sign on

Tauranga City United's charge to the Northern Region Football League Division Two title has been rewarded with... read more


Man dies in Welcome Bay crash

UPDATE 2.35pm: One man is dead and another is in Tauranga Hospital after a car crashed with a mobile library bus... read more

Brief cold snap for Bay

A cold front will grip the country on Friday as the MetService forecasts an overnight low of six degrees for the... read more

Beekeepers applaud MPI action

The Ministry for Primary Industries is to be congratulated for sending home a Ukrainian couple for allegedly trying... read more

School eyes sun safety

‘Slip, slop, slap and wrap'. For one Tauranga school, being able to complete the SunSmart message after introducing... read more


Police shooting 'complex'

The shooting of a man by police on State Highway 2, near Ngatea, is being described as a “complex situation”... read more


Risky driving caught on film

Driving on the wrong side of the road could be punished with a $150 or more fine if the act is deemed deliberate. This... read more

Rosies rocking this Saturday

This Saturday Rosie O'Grady's in Mount Maunganui will be overflowing with musical goodness when three local acts... read more

Stick wielder admits guilt

A Tauranga man accused of attacking two police officers with a stick and breaking into the Salvation Army has admitted... read more

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Risky driving caught on film

Driving on the wrong side of the road could be punished with a $150 or more fine if the act is deemed deliberate. This... read more


Bay primed for international debut

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has heaped praise on the region on the eve of Mount Maunganui's first taste... read more


'Use or lose' your lifestyle choices

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder A few decades ago an active lifestyle was normal – most people had no choice. We're designed to walk and move, more

My all-time favourite green vegetable

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef The cost of the grocery bill seems to go up constantly, so more

A rash of curious ailments

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits We've had a rash of responses to our column last week, on curious ailments. more

Your feedback influences our decisions

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor It's a shame only small percentages of people actually tell council what they think about issues. Most more

Potential loss of development opportunities and more costs to ratepayers

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is undertaking a variation to the proposed Bay of Plenty Regional more

Cricket bonanza in the Bay

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian The top echelon of secondary school cricket kicks of this Saturday, with more


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