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Wednesday, July 23, 2014



If you died would you donate your organs?

Yes - I would donate
No - I wouldn't due to medical beliefs
No - I wouldn't for medical reasons
No - I am not a donor
I would let my family decide
I don't know

Sex attack accused on bail

A Katikati man accused of forcing himself on a woman yesterday morning has been released on strict bail conditions. Neh Prashar, 28, appeared in Tauranga... read more

Mob member’s bail denied

A patched Mongrel Mob member arrested as part of a national drug bust which netted more than $380,000 worth of drugs and precursor chemicals has had his... read more

Independent party’s official launch

The NZ Independent Coalition Party is launching its campaign to contest the general election next Tuesday night at what is being called a place where it... read more

Chase pair to stay in jail

An Auckland pair arrested after a police chase in Maungatapu yesterday will remain behind bars until their next court appearance. Shane Devon Ngaro, 27,... read more

Tech cracks egg dipping record

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is an unofficial world record holder after breaking the previous record for the simultaneous dipping of toasted bread soldiers... read more



Snow on Kaimai Ranges

Snow on the Kaimai Ranges overnight is heralding a couple of cold days for the city as southerly winds bring chilly... read more


Kindy devastated by fire

Police are seeking information on an alleged arson attack on Paeroa's community kindergarten that has left the... read more

Revival in rural sales

The Bay of Plenty has recorded the largest increase in rural property sales across the country for the three months... read more

Bay farmers send feed to Northland

Bay of Plenty farmers ravaged by floods 10 years ago are aiding their northland counterparts by sending much-needed... read more


Illegal rubbish dumping ‘common’

Picking up bags of illegally dumped household rubbish from city parks and reserves, usually in the dead of night,... read more

Egg dipping world record underway

UPDATE 12PM: The toast is laid out as Bay of Plenty Polytechnic prepares to write itself into the world record... read more


Merivale project takes next step

Visions of developing a state of the art Merivale Community Centre are one step closer with vital funding for a... read more

AC/DC's Rudd releases solo album

Tauranga rocker and AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is releasing his debut solo album on August 29. The album, called Head... read more

Waihi farmers showcase dairying

Waihi dairy farmers Roger and Erin Madsen feature on Fonterra's latest instalment of its Farm Focus YouTube series... read more

Winner wakes to $1.5m

A Bay of Plenty woman had a sleepless Saturday after waking to find she had won $1.5million on Lotto. The winner,... read more


Suspected electrics in Mount fire

Electronic equipment found near the seat of a fire that swept through a Mount Maunganui unit is to be examined... read more


Mass rubbish dump disgusts

A Papamoa resident disgusted to find more than a dozen rubbish bags dumped at a beachside car park fears there... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Tech cracks egg dipping record

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is an unofficial world record holder after breaking the previous record for the simultaneous... read more

Should checkouts be sugar-free

Sugar-free checkouts will hit the sweet spot with 34 per cent of New Zealanders a new Horizon Research study finds. The... read more


Junior netball programme hoops of success

Ruth Stanley Community Netball Manager Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty Zone  Netball is the most played sport for females in New more

Brisbane feels coldest morning in 103 years

Weather Eye with John Maunder Slightly unbelievable from the depths of winter in New Zealand – but it not always warm in Queensland. more

A week of retail therapy

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Council looked at how we can support Tauranga's retail sector this week. The first topic we discussed was more

Ring of Confidence bites the beagle

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits We are confident. It's official. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has checked, and we are more

Eradicating family violence

Todd Talks By Todd Muller Family violence is one of those issues that elicits a singularly strong reaction from many in NZ. It is unacceptable, more

Coffee break cake

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef Sometimes situations beyond your control develop – more


Jorga and the butterfly. By Nicola Bai.

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