Thursday, May 05, 2016



Do you think Wicked Campers should be banned?

Yes, they are offensive.
No, I find them funny.

Midwife flash mob The Mount

There's been a mob in Mount Maunganui! Okay, not that kind of mob… a flash mob. Energetic midwives hailed The Mount today at noon to create a scene... read more

Rider seriously injured in crash

A 51-year-old local woman is in Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries after her motorcycle and a car crashed at Paengaroa. The crash happened at the... read more

IRB race ‘not the for faint hearted’

Twelve teams will be tested physically and mentally when the Bay of Plenty IRB Long Haul race from Ohope Beach to Mount Maunganui returns this weekend.... read more

$22.2M boost to NZ’s cyber security

The Government will create a new national Computer Emergency Response Team as part of $22.2 million investment into the country's cyber security infrastructure. The... read more


Celebrating our midwives

Midwives - they are angels in comfy shoes who help to bring new life into the world day in and day out. Today is... read more

Convicted killer denied parole

Former Maketu man and convicted killer Dean Wickliffe has been denied parole. The 67-year-old, who has been released... read more

Foul play suspected in Bay death

Bay of Plenty man Ian Walter White has been named as the person whose body was discovered in a Rotorua home on... read more

Police hunt patched mob member

Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a 51-year-old patched Mongrel Mob member. Sean Barclay... read more


Long awaited Grenada St link

A long awaited road link offering alternative commuting routes for both Papamoa and Mount Maunganui, is expected... read more

Warm and sunny April

April was extremely sunny, very warm and rather dry for many regions of the country. The culprit was once again... read more


Late night water rescue

A man jumping into a Bay of Plenty lake sparked a search and rescue mission for both police and the coastguard. Concerns... read more

Off-road moto action next month

Bay of Plenty petrol junkies will get the chance to see some of the top off-road moto riders in action when the... read more

Tauranga’s newest ama-zine festival

If you've got something to say but not too sure how to say it then Tauranga's newest creative festival could be... read more

Marriage proves popular in Bay

While statistics show there are fewer marriages and civil unions being celebrated nationally, Bay of Plenty is... read more

Serious crash on SH33

A motorcyclist has been taken to Tauranga Hospital in critical condition after a crash on State Highway 33, in... read more


Roving meeting at Otumoetai

Interested locals will have an opportunity to discuss the Omokoroa/Tauranga cycle trail with city councillors next... read more

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New sport centre officially opened

New Zealand's newest high performance sports centre is now officially opened for business. A large crowd turned... read more

Wow, what a spout

Life on the water can be full of surprises as Chase Wotten, skipper with Epic Adventures, discovered the other... read more


War through a soldier’s eyes

Fred Pinny thought he would be a war hero when he returned from the war, but what he had been promised and what... read more


Downpours and 'grizzling' after derby

What was a track of vehicle destruction, now resembles a swimming pool as ASB Baypark Speedway organisers try to... read more


Scintillating start to Baywide club rugby season

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian Hard and fast tracks and a warm Autumn have seen a scintillating start to more

Tauranga April Rainfalls 1898-2016

Weather Eye with John Maunder Rainfalls in Tauranga during the month of April 2013 and April 2014 were both relatively wet, with April 2013 more

Your teen's career starts now

Careers with Hart with Jay Hart At the end of university, each graduate will hold a qualification. Relevant work experience will often more

The ins and outs of inflammation – Part 3

John Arts Abundant Living Last week I talked about the impact of dietary fats on the inflammatory process. Too much more

Society’s spending priorities up the wazoo

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits It's official: The ambulance really is at the bottom of the cliff.  We signed up more

Less ratepayer funding but more competition

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Some people say councils should be run more like businesses. But councils should be cautious if its more


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