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Monday, August 03, 2015



Now that they’ve finally been unveiled on Tauranga’s waterfront, what do you think of the bronze Hairy Maclary sculptures?

Amazing! They look great and bring character to The Strand.
I suppose they are okay if you are a kid or a tourist.
They are a complete waste of space and money.
I genuinely do not care.

Car crashes into Papamoa superette

A car has crashed into the front entrance of a superette at Fashion Island in Papamoa. A car crashed into the Centamax Superette this afternoon. Photos:... read more

Wanted Tauranga man arrested

A 27-year-old Tauranga man who was wanted in relation to escaping custody from the Tauranga District Court on July 9 has been arrested. Photo: file.  Mount... read more

Person lifted from building site

One person had to be removed from the second storey of a building site in Pyes Pa after they slipped and fell. Photo: file.  Emergency services were... read more

Rain bands sweep country

A wet but mild start to the week is forecast, with moist air from the Tasman Sea hitting our shores. However, a southerly change is expected towards the... read more


Capp well prepared for Rio chase

Tauranga swimmer Nathan Capp is determined to legitimise his goal to be internationally competitive when he undertakes... read more

Rangiuru retain Ratana Rosebowl

The first Ratana Rosebowl Challenge of the current season took place on Saturday when current holders Rangiuru... read more

A competitive edge at 79

Terry Youngman's probably played more than 7200 games at the Papamoa Sports Indoor Bowls Club. That's a lot of... read more

Joe's Van top six in rock quest

The ‘psychedelic rock band' from Mount Maunganui College – Joe's Van – is one of the top... read more


Fonterra fined $174K

Fonterra Limited has been fined $174,150 in Tauranga District Court for six separate offences under the Resource... read more


Oil spill clean-up continues

This week regional council contractors are clearing heavy fuel oil residue from the beach on Motuopuhi (Rat) island. The... read more

An insight into the darkness

When you visit Pearl Phippen's home, please don't leave the door half open – only wide open or shut. Don't... read more

Vocational training opportunity

Joining forces with Elite Training and Page Macrae Engineering, Pacific Coast Technical Institute is opening a... read more


Gags, girls and gigs

Guy Williams has had a bad year. He's been blocked by Sonny Bill Williams on Twitter, struggled to find a balance... read more

Six stars rising this September

It's nearing crunch time for the six talented young musicians competing in the Bay of Plenty Symphonia's Rising... read more


Community gets feel for TEL

The community has been given a first had look at the $455 million Tauranga Eastern Link before the new highway... read more


Your thoughts on Taser arming

An operational decision to arm frontline police staff with Tasers is being met with support from the majority of... read more

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Your thoughts on Taser arming

An operational decision to arm frontline police staff with Tasers is being met with support from the majority of... read more


VIDEO: PM predicts TPP impact

Prime Minister John Key has insisted the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will benefit the Bay of Plenty by removing... read more

A marquee on the fast lane

A relaxed Prime Minister began his Tauranga Eastern Link opening speech thanking and complimenting organisers of... read more

Model wins burger challenge

The fastest eaters of Pronto's Challenge Burger looked like they bit of more than they could chew when taking on... read more


Put a spring into your winter beauty regime

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

National significance paid to new road

Simon Bridges National MP It was fantastic to have the Prime Minister in town this week to open the Tauranga Eastern more

A $10 pocket gym

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder This week's question: “What is about 1m-long, 10cm-wide, weighs less than a feather duster, can be used more

WTF: What the flag…

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits As if the flagging flag debacle wasn't enough nonsense for one year, we now have some more

Message from the Minister

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor The Minister of Local Government, Hon Paula Bennett, gave a very clear message to the more

“Money Matters” - Yes BOP Regional Council, it sure does

Andrew von Dadelszen Former Regional Councillor Regional Councillor Jane Nees, in her editorial last week, posed the question “Where do more


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