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Sunday, April 26, 2015



Were Kiwirail right to close the historic railway crossing linking Ngatai Road and Seaway Terrace in Otumoetai?


Man seriously burns arms and legs

A 20-year-old Hamilton man is in a serious but stable condition in Waikato Hospital's high dependency unit after sustaining burns while adding petrol to... read more

Football fever at Fergusson

Football World Cup fever is gripping the Fergusson Park field today, as more than 450 aspiring footballers chase Otumoetai Football Club Junior World Cup... read more

Gallipoli battle recreated

With a steady hand and a miniature soldier pinched between his thumb and forefinger, Omokoroa's Rob Hicks is busy choreographing a mini battle scene to... read more

Severe weather warning issued

MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the ranges of Eastern Bay of Plenty, as a significant trough moves across New Zealand. A severe weather... read more

One killed in Whakatane fatal

One person has died following a fatal crash near Whakatane overnight. Photo: file.  Emergency services were called to the scene on State Highway 30... read more


Burling and Tuke eye gold in Hyeres

Tauranga sailing duo Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have a 45-point leading margin going into the final day of ISAF... read more

Man found dead identified

A man found dead in a crashed car in Rotorua on Saturday morning has been identified as 21-year-old Rotorua man... read more

Arataki finish top of standings

The Western Bay of Plenty Rugby Sub-Union Division One competition wrapped up on Anzac Day before teams depart... read more

What's on Today? Football

Good morning Sunners, Some of you may be enjoying a sleep in this morning after waking up at dawn yesterday to... read more


Civic service proves popular

The Tauranga public have exceeded all expectations with more than 8000 people packing into Tauranga Domain for... read more


ANZAC Day: your photos

Anzac Day commemorations are in full swing across the Bay of Plenty and thanks to everyone who has sent photos... read more


A peculiar poppy in Tauranga

There's heaps of ways to commemorate Anzac Day with a poppy – the traditional pin-on, knitted ensembles or... read more

Club rugby results: week six

It was high scores for four teams in week six of the premiere club rugby season, with Rotoiti, Whakarewarewa, Opotiki... read more

Festival of football today

Back by popular demand Football World Cup fever, on a youthful scale, is set to grip Otumoetai today. Today will... read more

Schools get in Anzac spirit

Hardtack biscuits, tinned corned beef, and poppies have been on the menu this week with Tauranga schools digging... read more

Katikati marks Anzac in style

UPDATED 2PM: Katikati has experienced its biggest known dawn parade with an estimated 2200 turning out for... read more


Flowering of the red poppy

Behind every good story, there is another story. And in this case it's the inspired story behind the romantic story... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)


Civic service proves popular

The Tauranga public have exceeded all expectations with more than 8000 people packing into Tauranga Domain for... read more


VIDEO: Cyclone Pam moves Rena wreck

New sonar surveys have confirmed that the wreck of the Rena has shifted further down the Astrolabe Reef and is... read more


Meet Tauranga’s coffee artist

“Excuse me barista…there is a pachyderm in my flat white.” “Very sorry Sir, perhaps you... read more

Shane's smashing derby win

It was a moment of triumph for Tauranga's Shane Morgan and his Mag and Turbo team. His demolition derby car came... read more


Our special Anzac Day

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Tomorrow's Anzac Day, honouring the 100th year since the Gallipoli landings, will be special for Tauranga. more

Continuing to honour and remember the sacrifices

Simon Bridges National MP There was a fantastic response to my first People's Question Time held at Tauranga Boys' more

Pinning a tale on a Johnkey?

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits The media's in a frenzy right now, not about the Te Puna West sewage reticulation scheme, more

City councillors and their CEO are visionless

Andrew von Dadelszen Former Regional Councillor The proposed Tauranga City Council's Long Term Plan 2015-2025 shows no vision. City councillors more

Low submissions for LTP

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor Submissions have now closed on Tauranga City Council's Long Term Plan. About 700 submissions have more

You're in Charge

Beautiful You by Suzanne Edmonds Each week, beauty enthusiast Suzanne Edmonds explores the best ways to take care of ourselves so that we love more


Bumble Burger for lunch. Photo by Graham Woodhead.
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