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Thursday, May 28, 2015



What would you spend an extra $25 a week on?


Uncertainty surrounds city parking

Calls for a ‘free after three' parking trial to be made permanent could fall flat with Tauranga City Council, who are eyeing a move back to the previous... read more

Police identify body in stream

Police are now able to confirm the identity of the man found dead in a Rotorua stream on Tuesday as 43-year-old Richard Hoani Herekiuha. Richard was originally... read more

Tropical house poised to go

The closure of the Tropical Display House in Robbins Park continues to look imminent unless a volunteer community group comes forward to look after the... read more

Magic coach extends contract

Kia Magic coach Julie Fitzgerald has had her contract extended for the 2016 Championship campaign. The 2014 ANZ Championship Coach of the Year says the... read more

Hot Pools soak in excellence

Mount Maunganui's Hot Pools are the place to be right now after receiving a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The certificate, awarded by the renowned... read more

Chocolate's stinging surprise

Production of a new Whittaker's chocolate bar that includes honey from a Tauranga firm ground to a halt recently when a wasp was found encased in one of... read more



TECT confirm payout increase

Eligible TECT Consumers will receive a cheque of at least $435 in November, the consumer energy trust announced... read more

Newmont 'must terminate' contract

Newmont Waihi Gold is continuing to evaluate safe mining options for the Martha pit following a slip on the North... read more

Weather set to deteriorate

Warmer temperatures and rain are expected to hit the Bay of Plenty this weekend. A high pressure system is currently... read more

Comvita announce record earnings

Outstanding sales have seen Paengaroa-based natural health products company Comvita Ltd announce record earnings... read more

Shoplifters prompt warning

Don't let criminal activity go unreported. That is the message from Tauranga Police after a number of fashion retailers... read more

‘A rough day’ for Waihi: Mayor

Hauraki mayor John Tregidga says his council will ‘pull out all stops' to support those who've lost their... read more


Reducing effluent on 'Gypsy Day'

Bay of Plenty cows will be on the roads this weekend as sharemilkers move stock on what's known as ‘gypsy... read more

Speed a factor in three-car crash

Driving too fast for the conditions may have been the cause behind a three-car crash which left many people without... read more

Mystery surrounds man’s death

A post mortem examination of a man's body found in a Bay of Plenty stream has revealed no clues as to how he died. Whilst... read more

Focus on harbour health

The health of Tauranga Harbour will be the focus of discussions hosted by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council on... read more

X Factor star goes back to school

A contestant from this year's X-Factor took to the stage at Tauranga Girls' College this afternoon as part of the... read more


Tauranga's take on food waste ban

A Tauranga pioneer in food recycling believes New Zealand - and Tauranga in particular - is doing plenty when it... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)


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


Stand Up, Sit Less, Move More, More Often

Danelle Stevens  GRx Advisor  Sport Bay of Plenty   Are you a ‘chair worker'?   Do you spend most of your day sitting more

Winter ready to rock and roll

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian The last few days of May have well and truly seen autumn depart, with the more

Global Monthly Temperatures January 1979 to April 2015

Weather Eye with John Maunder A superimposed graph of five global monthly temperatures January 1979 to April 2015 is shown below.   As the more

Our Western Bay needs to do better

Andrew von Dadelszen Former Regional Councillor The Government Report ‘Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Growth Study', released last week by more

Mobile Expo for Youth Week

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor ‘We are the future' is the theme of this year's Youth Week happening nationwide from May 23-30. more

Budget investing in the future

Simon Bridges National MP Finance Minister Bill English delivered the National-led government's seventh Budget this more


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