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Thursday, August 28, 2014



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Banned ship headed to port

A container ship banned from entering Australian ports over repeated welfare breaches is due to dock in Tauranga this weekend. The Liberian-flagged, German-owned... read more

Jury finds attackers guilty

A jury of 12 have found Jack Simon Ake and Derek Michael Drewery guilty of being involved in a ‘horrific attack' on a Te Puna family. It took the... read more

Elvis loses second appeal

Tauranga fisherman Elvis Teddy has lost his second appeal against his convictions rising from a marine protest off the East Cape in April, 2011. The Opotiki... read more

Brakes put on route K changes

The Government has stepped in to stop Route K changes until after the general election on September 20. The NZ Transport Agency's agreement to pay Tauranga... read more

Candidate stays cool-headed

UnitedFuture's Bay of Plenty candidate Ben Rickard is issuing a chilly challenge to his party counterparts – leader Peter Dunne and Tauranga candidate... read more


Convicted shooters back in court

Two of the three men sentenced to 12 years' jail for the shooting of two men in Kawerau are facing more charges. Deuce,... read more

What’s in the bag?

A home-delivery service providing Bay of Plenty residents with quality, free-range ingredients and nutritional... read more

Time for a trade-in

A man driving a Nissan car made an "aggressive attempt at a trade in" yesterday when he managed to crash the car... read more


Flurry of quakes at White Island

A swarm of earthquakes have struck near White Island today but scientists says they do not appear to be related... read more

Jury out in Te Puna attack trial

The jury in the trial of two men accused of unleashing a ‘campaign of terror' on a Te Puna family in 2012... read more

Father rushes to family’s aid

A Paengaroa man's trip to the petrol station turned into a mad dash home after being told part of his house was... read more

Baker’s disappearance revisited

Almost 50 years after the disappearance of Graeme Leslie Timlin, whose van was found abandoned on Marine Parade,... read more

Car crunched over wrong turn

A two car collision at Redwood Lane last night was caused by a driver U-turning on the highway after he missed... read more

Rain at the weekend

Heavy rain is expected to move into the region from tomorrow - farewelling a week of mild weather. The MetService... read more

Knights to put teams in a spin

The Northern Knights are confident of hitting the ground running as they embark on setting alight the Champions... read more

ELECTIONS 2014 (Click here to view more)

Candidate stays cool-headed

UnitedFuture's Bay of Plenty candidate Ben Rickard is issuing a chilly challenge to his party counterparts –... read more


Tough talking Peters in Katikati

NZ First party leader Winston Peters is talking tough on foreign ownership, land sales and race-based political... read more

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Minister's animal politics

 If Winston Peters was an animal, he'd be a crocodile – says Minister for Economic Development Steven... read more


Close encounter with orca

A pod of orca spotted near Moturiki [Leisure Island] off Mount Main Beach yesterday caused a bit of stir with people... read more


Rugby: razzle dazzle and rising stars

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian Last weekend was a rollercoaster of emotions for Sideline Sid – more

Sunspots and the Maunder Minimum

Weather Eye with John Maunder The Maunder Minimum period is named after the solar astronomer Edward Walter Maunder (1851-1928), who while more

For fans of the yoghurt culture

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef I can still remember my very first taste of yoghurt in more

Free challenge for anyone with weight or diabetes issues

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder The Eat For Keeps team has spent the last two years developing a free, dynamic new concept called The Big NZ Challenge. more

How to bore NZ voters

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits The wrecking ball of NZ politics continues to swing, with no real effect other than turning more

The Green kaupapa

Ian McLean Spokesperson for the Green Party When 50 participants at Welcome Bay Community Centre's election meeting on August 17 were offered more


Jamie Harkins beach art. By Scott White.
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