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Sunday, May 31, 2015



Should all public vending machines be stocked with a healthy range of food and drink instead of chocolate, crisps and soda?

They should stock both

Classic Flyers turns ten

It was visionary when it began. And now on its 10th birthday the Classic Flyers Museum is a jewel, a ‘must do' on any visit to the Bay of Plenty.... read more

Bronze for Tauranga sailor

The Nacra 17 team of Gemma Jones and Tauranga sailor Jason Saunders has won bronze medal at the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta for Olympic and Paralympic classes... read more

Ozone depletion could be worse

A study out this week shows the Antarctic Ozone Hole would be 40 per cent larger than it is today without controls introduced by the Montreal Protocol.  New... read more

What’s on, jogging and judo

  Jogging and Judo are up today with the Mount Joggers celebrating thier 29th Half Marathon and the open Judo championships at Aquinas College.  More... read more

Katikati warms its community

Socks, slippers and the winter PJs are pulled on, the heater's going and the flannelette sheets are on the bed. That's the usual winter routine. Then there's... read more

Woman killed attempting U-turn

A woman attempting a U-turn on State Highway 2 has died after crashing with a logging truck east of Te Puke this morning. Western Bay of Plenty road policing... read more


Man beaten in Tauranga CBD

A Tauranga man has been left with serious head injuries after being attacked in the Tauranga CBD early this morning. A... read more

Overdue hunter walks out of bush

UPDATE: The missing Coromandel hunter has walked out of the bush a short distance from where he went in. He has... read more

Holy Trinity celebrates 140 years

By the 1870s Archdeacon Alfred Brown, of the Elms, had his hands full. Aiming to bring Christianity to Maori, the... read more

Shakespeare students hit stage

Shakespearian students from Tauranga Boys' College, Mount Maunganui College and Te Wharekua o Mauao will be treading... read more

Farewell home, hello music

Dominic Lee is having a farewell party this weekend to say goodbye to his hometown of Tauranga. But it won't be... read more

Birthday donation for Te Puna park

“It's just wonderful, wonderful,” are the words Te Puna Quarry Park society founder uttered when handed... read more

Piecing together Bay man’s death

Police are continuing to try to piece together the last movements of a Bay of Plenty man whose body was found in... read more


Groin attacker avoids jail

An Eastern Bay of Plenty man who admitted to taking a metal hook to another man's groin has been sentenced to home... read more

Mount Joggers’ half marathon

The pedometer may have ticked a touch over 588km, wearing out countless pairs of shoes out in the process, but... read more

Motorcyclist suffers leg injuries

A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after crashing with a truck near Te Kaha. The Tauranga-based TECT Rescue... read more

Connor closer to black jersey

Luka Connor is one trial away from forcing her way into possible selection into the New Zealand Black Ferns squad. This... read more

Lloyd picks up bronze at world champs

New Zealand continues to lead the medal table at ITF Taekwon-Do world championships in Jesolo, Italy after two... read more

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How do you heat your home?

With the drop in temperatures people will be pulling out the heaters, putting extra blankets on the beds or bedding... read more


What Bill English’s $25 will buy

The Government's $790 million package to lift kids out of poverty will in part mean a $25-a-week boost to families... read more

Mysterious bangs sonic booms

A picture of two near earth meteors taken near Omanawa this week is being offered as an explanation for mysterious... read more


Distractions a danger to drivers

Driver distraction and motorist education about the importance of vehicle safety was the focus of a combined NZ... read more


When it comes to nails: buyer beware

Beautiful You by Suzanne Edmonds Each week, beauty enthusiast Suzanne Edmonds explores the best ways to take care of ourselves so that we love more

Has Government forgot the Central Corridor?

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Leading up to the budget release, during Wednesday's Question Time, I raised concerns regarding the more

Recognising Bay kiwifruit growers

Todd Talks By Todd Muller Last week's budget attracted a great deal attention and praise – indeed, it was a National-led Government which more

Performing seals and flag deals

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits The big news this week is that Auckland has a seal. Big deal.   Yet it's been more

Are council’s staff numbers out of control?

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor A handful of people made public requests for Tauranga City Council to cut our staff numbers by up to half, more

Working together for Tauranga Harbour

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor A huge amount of work is being done to safeguard Tauranga Harbour. For example, the more


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