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Friday, July 03, 2015



What driving habit annoys you the most?

Using a mobile phone while driving
Driving under the speed limit
Failing to use indicators
Someone with blindingly bright lights

P-lab bust in Te Puna

A man is facing methamphetamine charges after police uncovered a P-lab in Te Puna overnight. The 43-year-old man was arrested and will appear in Tauranga... read more

Axe attack kills man

One man is dead after being hit in the head with an axe in Kawerau. Another is due to appear in Whakatane District Court today charged with his murder.  Police... read more

Squash players make a racket

Having experienced the joys and rigours of touring the world squash stage, Ben Grindrod knows a thing or two about the white hot pressure of sporting expectation. But... read more

Young blood; new views

Offering to mentor your competition 16 months out from the Local Body Elections would have most people scratching their heads. Unless you are Tauranga... read more

Student chefs all fired up

How does a spiced beetroot and goat cheese mousse, served with a sparkling sour apple and mint jelly sound for an entrée? What about poached chicken... read more



$8K reparation for iron bar victim

The man who had an iron bar lodged in his head following an assault in Katikati will receive $8,800 from his attacker. Shayne... read more

Paintball gun sparks armed response

Armed police swooped on a property in Brookfield following reports of a person with a firearm - which turned out... read more

Non-emergencies push ED numbers

Nearly 50,000 people presented to Tauranga Hospital's Emergency Department last year with that figure set to rise. But... read more

Missing Coromandel hunter found dead

A Coromandel hunter who went missing while possum hunting yesterday afternoon has been found dead. Scott Grant... read more

Catching up with growing pains

The important change in Tauranga's debt is not in the total $310 million amount, even though it is $87.8 million... read more

Tai Mitchell kicks off

Tauranga will be hoping its Tai Mitchell dominance continues for a third straight year when the annual tournament... read more


Redefining property tax rules

Property, it's one of Tauranga's hottest topics of debate. Nationwide, plans to bolster the tax rules on property... read more


NZ’s most disliked drivers

I scream obscenities when people tailgate me, especially when I slow all the way down to 30km/h and they still... read more


Auckland interest plumps house values

Auckland's eye for the Bay of Plenty property market show no signs of abating. One Tauranga realtor believes this... read more

Rain creeping in this weekend

People are being warned to enjoy the last of the sunny weather with rain forecast to hit the Bay this weekend. Unsettled... read more


Bridges negates KiwiRail claims

Transport Minister and Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is refuting Dr Ian McLean's claim that the government is pressuring... read more

World stage for wrestling brothers

A pair of Waihi brothers will be taking on challengers from around the world this weekend when they compete in... read more

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Lake restocked after poaching

A year after poachers decimated a tributary of Lake Rotoiti, Fish & Game staff have returned to the area with a... read more

Zoe's 'the one to watch'

Hip-hop styled baggy ‘swag' pants, gothic-inspired wrist cuffs, studded gloves, yellow aviator sunglasses,... read more


Sizzling, searing secrets on the grill

Secrets sauces and rubs are being guarded closely as people cook their award winning dish at Phoenix car park in... read more


Historic display in Tauranga?

Tauranga is the only region not to have its own museum, something many people believe needs to be rectified. Currently... read more


Why innovation matters for our future welfare

Andrew von Dadelszen Former Regional Councillor Food and beverages in 2012 was a US$21 billion export earner for New Zealand, and made up 10 more

Council website and housing announcements

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor Elected members have been advised that the top three reasons people use Tauranga City Council's more

Events help re-brand the city

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor I don't blame people in other regions for making their own labels about Tauranga. They rarely hear more

National Provincial Championships

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian While June and July brings wet weather club rugby where rainwear and more

The year without a summer

Weather Eye with John Maunder   Last week most parts of New Zealand experienced extremely cold temperatures with night time temperatures more

Disabled and active in the Bay

Cherryl Thompson Disability Sport Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty Disability Sport means specific sport for people with a physical disability more


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