Friday, February 12, 2016



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Local surf champions head east

Nearly 200 athletes from Bay of Plenty surf lifesaving clubs Papamoa, Omanu and Mount Maunganui are heading to Gisborne for this weekend's 2016 Eastland... read more

Suncreen complaints heat up

We've all heard the phrase ‘better safe than sorry', but sometimes even playing it safe can leave one feeling sorry and very, very sore. Just ask... read more

More GPs using electronic service

GPs around the country have embraced an electronic service allowing them to lodge medical certificates electronically with Work and Income. Health Minister... read more

Gull prices even cheaper

Gull dropped fuel prices today by three cents a litre at all its company controlled outlets. “Looking at the prices the oil companies have set, in... read more

Police investigating crashes

Police are currently investigating the causes of two separate vehicle crashes which occurred within the space of three hours this morning. Three people... read more

Woman indecently assaulted

Police are appealing for information relating to an indecent assault in Whakatane recently. Senior Sergeant Yvonne Parker says a woman was grabbed inappropriately... read more


Night market thinking beyond the bin

Gourmet Night Market in Mount Maunganui continues to lead the event pack in New Zealand, announcing today an outstanding... read more


Big swells forecast for next week

Two tropical lows developing north of New Zealand are threatening wind and rain next week. A tropical cyclone forming... read more


Traffic delays on Hewletts Rd

UPDATED: Police are investigating the cause of a crash which is causing traffic delays on Hewletts Road this morning. A... read more

Kayakers’ drive for Rio

New Zealand's top male kayakers will be looking to emulate their female counterparts when the Oceania canoe racing... read more

Armed robbery at Edgecumbe hotel

Police are on the hunt for a man who robbed the Edgecumbe Plains Hotel with a sawn off shotgun overnight. The armed... read more


TPPA roadshows announced

Tauranga is among the regional centres selected for the government's TPPA roadshows planned for the coming months. Trade... read more


Head-on crash on SH29

Updated: Traffic on State Highway 29, between the Poike and Welcome Bay roundabouts, is reduced to a single lane... read more

$7.1M win for Tauranga player

Powerball First Division has been struck for the third time already this year, with a lucky player from Tauranga... read more


Wrangle over cancelled speedway

Baypark Family Speedway promoter Bernie Gillon says he has no option but to cancel this weekend's speedway after... read more

Bay rider showing top form

Already the champagne corks are popping for Bay of Plenty rider Hadleigh Knight and his team mate Kurtis Lilly.... read more


Disappointment in council decision

Bay of Plenty District Health Board's CEO is disappointed with the Whakatane District Council's recent decision... read more

Sailors leading from the front

Tauranga sailor Peter Burling and crew Blair Tuke opened their 49er World Championship with a win in the opening... read more

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Unbreakable bond of man and dog

They eyeballed each other from 10 paces. They sensed a connection but were unsure. After all it's been five years;... read more

Tiki’s new song a tribute to Bay

One of Bay of Plenty's top singer/songwriters Tiki Taane launches his latest effort and it has a real home flavour... read more

Kiwis dominate jet boat champs

Good planning and team work worked towards New Zealand dominating this year's Enzed 2016 UIM Jetsprint World Championships... read more

Track set for thrills and spills

The equivalent of four Olympic-sized swimming pools of water has been poured into ASB Baypark Stadium this week... read more


The balancing act when choosing college courses

Careers with Hart with Jay Hart I spend a lot of time talking to parents and their teens about choosing college courses. Courses taken in more

Great weekend for boxing fans

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian New Zealand boxing fans were delighted to hear last week that Joseph more

Tauranga January Rainfalls 1898-2016

Weather Eye with John Maunder The graph shows the range of Tauranga's January rainfalls from 1898-2015, varied from an extreme high of 532 mm more

Too corny for words

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits As Rogers Rabbits takes in some much-needed RR – feeling the effects of the summer more

Red alerts! Two ways with tomatoes

Healthy Matters with Hayley Marie Locally supported by NZ Farm Shop Juicy, ripe and colourful fresh tomatoes are one of this season's more

Introduction to Co enzyme Q10

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder You may have heard of Co enzyme Q10. During the next month we will discover what it is, how it works and when more


Sailing on Tauranga Harbour by Merran Gwyndell.
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