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Wednesday, July 30, 2014



If you died would you donate your organs?

Yes - I would donate
No - I wouldn't due to medical beliefs
No - I wouldn't for medical reasons
No - I am not a donor
I would let my family decide
I don't know

Winner, winner chicken dinner

A Mount Maunganui bakery's pies are taking on an added golden glow after scooping the best chicken and vegetable pie at the 2014 Bakels New Zealand Supreme... read more

Borrowing for another year

Council is planning to borrow $152,815,085 for the coming financial year, comprising $59,149,985 of new debt for projects contained in the annual plan,... read more

Police charity recipients chosen

Tauranga St John and Acorn Foundation are the two main recipients of this year's last Tauranga CIB Police Charity Luncheon. This is the 20th year the auction... read more

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 in prison. Jeremiah Reti, 19, was sentenced... read more

Olive branch for Conservatives

Tauranga Independent candidate Rusty Kane is offering an olive branch to Tauranga Conservative supporters following news the National Party will not help... read more



MPs take on Ryall's style

National MPs are wearing clashing shirts and ties to celebrate Tony Ryall's last speech in Parliament today. The... read more

Bay rugby mourns ex-All Black

A former All Black prop whose guiding hand helped the Bay of Plenty Steamers to the inaugural National Provincial... read more


One hospitalised after Oropi crash

UPDATED 10.05AM: One person is in Tauranga Hospital following a two car crash on Oropi Road earlier today. Emergency... read more

Armed robbers identity sought

Police investigating the armed robbery of Video Ezy at Owens Place are hoping to identify those responsible by... read more

Flu surge strains hospital

Tauranga Hospital is part of a growing list of national hospitals dealing with influx of acutely unwell patients,... read more


NZ Independent Coalition launched

About 50 people gathered at Omanu Surf Club to celebrate the launch of the NZ Independent Coalition Party overnight. Party... read more

Students care for Tauranga Harbour

Tauranga schools are lending a helping hand to the restoration of the Wairoa River banks, mucking in and planting... read more

Charlton reaches 100 caps

Debuting for New Zealand at the start of 2010 Tauranga defender Sam Charlton never thought she would be playing... read more

Boat stolen from Tauranga

Police are appealing for information about a Sea Nymph stolen from a Tauranga property on July 15. The boat had... read more

Gull drops prices 10c a litre

Gull is once again discounting its fuel prices by 10 cents a litre from 7am until midday tomorrow. Gull New Zealand... read more


Pair charged after 'car surfing'

Two people have handed themselves in to Tauranga police today after video footage of a “car surfing”... read more

Surfer competes amid terrorist threat

The family of Whangamata surfer Ella Williams, currently competing in the US Open of Surfing, say the surfer's... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

NZ Independent Coalition launched

About 50 people gathered at Omanu Surf Club to celebrate the launch of the NZ Independent Coalition Party overnight. Party... read more

Matua car surfing 'stupid'

Video footage of a man “car surfing” on a moving vehicle through the streets of Matua is being called... read more


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 more

Ditching the Ockers for Kiwi rugby

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian With our 10-week break on the Sunshine Coast coming to an end, we've 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 more

Bag up those broccoli bargains

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

Why the chicken crossed the road

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Finally we have the answer to the most puzzling riddle: Why did the chicken cross the road? 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 more


Sunset from Maketu. By Morris Shaxon.
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