Sunday, November 29, 2015



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Horses injure their riders

Two women are in hospital after their horse were spooked and threw their riders to the ground. The Trustpower TECT... read more

Warriner wins sixth title

Aucklander Matt Franklin and Sam Warriner have taken out the Sovereign Tinman Tri Series at Mount Maunganui today. About... read more

Diet instead of drugs for diabetic

A Tauranga teacher diagnosed with diabetes changed his diet, changed his life and lost 48kg in the process. Win-win. Pete... read more

Tauranga third at cricket champs

A true captain's knock from Tauranga's Nensi Patel has seen Tauranga Intermediate place third at this year's New... read more

Final push before Vancouver

Kieran Mischewski is in the garage almost every night, sometimes for hours at a time. He's not tinkering with a... read more


Community hub approved

The community engagement process over the TECT proposal to build a community hub on land at the historic village... read more


ACT Party have their say

The ACT Party made a rare sortie into the western Bay of Plenty and it came away effusing. Epsom MP and ACT MP... read more


'Condom Challenge' latest trend

The latest internet craze sweeping social media involves latex and water. Dubbed the ‘Condom Challenge',... read more


New cricket scholarship for Maori

New Zealand Cricket has announced it will launch a Maori Cricket Scholarship to help New Zealand's most promising... read more


Your thoughts on sea lettuce

Bay of Plenty residents are being warned to expect beaches to turn green over the coming months, with a severe... read more

Triathlon a boost for kids

Tauranga parents have seen a positive increase in their child's self-esteem after they take part in a triathlon... read more

Iconic book sniffing out funds

An autographed hardcover copy of Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy will be auctioned off to help raise money... read more

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Your thoughts on sea lettuce

Bay of Plenty residents are being warned to expect beaches to turn green over the coming months, with a severe... read more


VIDEO: Family's home invasion horror

A Tauranga father and husband has spoken of his frustration at the lack of support for his family after a home... read more

Fruit shop fire under investigation

The cause of the fire which saw a section of Cameron Road closed down early this morning is not yet known. Firefighters... read more

Custody remand for murder accused

A 45-year-old Bay of Plenty man arrested for the murder of George Taiaroa will remain behind bars until his next... read more


Making your teen’s summer count

Careers with Hart with Jay Hart Teenage years are the years of preparation. As such, teens should spend part of their summers gaining valuable more

The power of changing your diet

John Arts Abundant Living I have been helping someone with several long term problems. The main issue was blood sugar, more

Public art debate

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor A public art proposal for a kinetic sculpture outside Mr Gareth Morgan's property on the corner of more

Grinch Devoy takes a crack at Christmas

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits The peculiar but entertaining behaviour of Dame Susan continues, with a couple more weird more

Respectful relationships

Todd Talks By Todd Muller Say yes to giving her space, say no to putting her in her place. Say yes to talking it out with her, say no to taking more

Water is not for profit

Clayton Mitchell New Zealand First MP Once the government privatises a state owned resource, like water, it will never again be able to take it more


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