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Wednesday, July 08, 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

$200K for flag meeting workshops

The head of the New Zealand flag consideration panel says attendance at public workshops was "modest", but has defended the $200,000 cost of running the... read more

Baybus fares to rise

Fares on Bayhopper and Cityride buses are set to rise from next month. The rise, of about five per cent to each fare, will see passengers paying for a... read more

Toxin warning area extended

Following ongoing monitoring the Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxin warning area has now been extended along the Coromandel coast and Bay of Plenty. The... read more

Racing couple defend charges

Tauranga motor racing couple Grant and Lorraine Brennan are defending 88 charges of ACC fraud in the Tauranga District Court. The Judge alone trial before... read more

Kayaker killed in EBOP named

The 21-year-old man who died after being tipped out of his kayak in the Eastern Bay has been named as Graeme Allan Whiri-Tai. The Whakatane man's body... read more

Cry to help the helpers

The opposition has taken a swipe at the Government over what it describes as the acute emergency housing crisis in Tauranga. It's called for a “more... read more



Bringing people into town

Councillor Matt Cowley wants to apply elements of shopping mall design to the Tauranga CBD to make it more people... read more


International music at McLaren Falls

The line-up for an international music festival at McLaren Falls next January is expected to be announced next... read more

Family dog bites toddler

A Te Puke toddler remains in hospital with facial injuries after being bitten by a dog at a family home. The three-year-old... read more

Fans snap up Steamers tickets

The return of afternoon rugby to the Tauranga Domain is proving appealing with a small, yet faithful, group of... read more

Bay's heavy rain forecast

The Bay of Plenty is on heavy rain watch as a slow-moving front moves up the country. Heavy rain is expected about... read more

Aerial spreading takes flight

Precision fixed wing aerial fertiliser application on hill country is now a reality.  New SpreadSmart technology... read more

$50K to turn trash to treasure

A fund which helped turn trash into treasure is available again for new projects throughout the Bay of Plenty. The... read more

Unaccounted faulty washing machines

The Fire Service believes 8000 recalled washing machines similar to one that caused a fire and left a woman needing... read more


Kaituna scheme gains consent

Resource consent is granted to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council scheme to re-divert part of the Kaituna River... read more


Not too late to immunise

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there is still time for people to get vaccinated before the worst of the... read more


Toddler bitten by dog

A three-year-old boy has been taken to Waikato Hospital after being bitten by an unregistered dog in Te Puke this... read more

Rescue helicopter makes medical dash

An elderly woman had to be flown to Rotorua Hospital after falling ill in an Eastern Bay of Plenty township. The... read more

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Taxing workout for James nets $2K

Call them super men and women, or just plain crazy – 49 Mount CrossFit athletes are surprising even themselves... read more

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


Being active online

Simon Neate Marketing Administrator Sport Bay of Plenty Sport Bay of Plenty is a charitable trust that has a wide and varied approach to more

Be vigilant with your skin this winter

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

Tauranga’s June rainfalls 1898-2015

Weather Eye with John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of June have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898 – except for 1904, 1907, 1908 and 1909. more

Regional council helps fund wastewater treatment

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor Many communities in the Bay of Plenty do not have reticulated sewerage treatment, but more

Second helping of pigeon pie

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Welcome to the news regurgitated, a second helping of pigeon pie. We've had a lot of news 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


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