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RESULTS

Armed robbery at Rotorua tavern

Police are appealing for information from the public after a man armed with a baseball bat robbed a tavern in Rotorua. At about 12.30pm today the man entered... read more

Alleged fraudster wanted

Police are trying to locate Angela Pidduck, who they allege travels to Tauranga, Cambridge and Whangarei to commit crimes. Pidduck has three warrants for... read more

Oropi crash driver charged

The driver of the 4WD involved in a head-on crash on Oropi Road has been charged with careless driving. Sergeant Nigel Ramsden says the male driver of... read more

Bay film’s world premiere tonight

More than 300 people are expected to walk the red carpet in Te Puke tonight before watching the world premiere of community-made film ‘The Z Nail... read more

Alleged gunman appears in court

A 32-year-old Auckland man charged with discharging a firearm following a high-speed police chase overnight has been remanded in custody without plea until... read more

‘Give me your f***** keys’

Nigel Baker was working alone at his Tasman Aluminium office when a gun wielding man smashed the front door and pulled a gun on him demanding keys to a... read more

NEWS

Maui dolphin policy ‘wrong’ - MP

Tauranga Independent MP Brendan Horan is leading a chorus of political voices claiming the Green Party's planned... read more

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New $4m St John hub

Tauranga St John Ambulance station is set to get a $4 million state-of-the-art upgrade with visions of the premises... read more

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Drink drive limit lowered

New drink drive laws halving the current alcohol limits for drivers have been passed by parliament and will become... read more

Driver's sinking feeling

A man is in Waikato Hospital with a serious head injury after driving his car off the road and into the Wanganui... read more

Shots fired at police in chase

A 32-year-old Auckland man will appear in Tauranga District Court today on firearms and driving charges following... read more

Success bowls over champions

A Tauranga quartet of indoor bowlers are the toast of the bowling community after clinching the New Zealand Indoor... read more

Dairy drop impacts rural towns

A drop in forecast dairy payments will impact the economics of rural communities, Federated Farmers warns. “Given... read more

Drunk detainees on the rise

The number of people being detained by Western Bay of Plenty Police who have consumed alcohol prior to their arrest... read more

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Police charity recipients chosen

Tauranga St John and Acorn Foundation are the two main recipients of this year's last Tauranga CIB Police Charity... read more

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Armed police close roads

UPDATED 7am: Police have a 32 year old Auckland man in custody after shots were fired and a vehicle pursued through... read more

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Four years jail for armed robbery

The third man involved in an armed robbery of the Mobil Service Station in Waihi has been sentenced to four years... read more

Winner, winner chicken dinner

A Mount Maunganui bakery's pies are taking on an added golden glow after scooping the best chicken and vegetable... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

‘Give me your f***** keys’

Nigel Baker was working alone at his Tasman Aluminium office when a gun wielding man smashed the front door and... read more

Shots fired at police in chase

A 32-year-old Auckland man will appear in Tauranga District Court today on firearms and driving charges following... read more

BLOGS & OPINIONS

What is a regional sports trust?

Melanie Short,  Marketing and Sponsorship Manager Sport Bay of Plenty Sport Bay of Plenty can't be described in a one-minute elevator speech...read more

Ditching the Ockers for Kiwi rugby

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian  www.sunlive.co.nz With our 10-week break on the Sunshine Coast coming to an end, we've arrive...read more

Climate change – have things changed?

Weather Eye with John Maunder Among the many climate science meetings I've attended, the most significant – at least in terms of climate change...read more

Bag up those broccoli bargains

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef  www.no1thestrand.co.nz Sometimes your body tells you things – and somehow you...read more

Why the chicken crossed the road

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits  www.sunlive.co.nz Finally we have the answer to the most puzzling riddle: Why did the chicken cross the road?  Because...read more

Shocking electricity bills

  Clare Wilson Local Labour It's winter, well and truly. My electricity bill arrived online this week, and I gasped out loud. While the number-crunchers...read more

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