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Thursday, July 24, 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

Te Puke in the spotlight

A new video promoting Te Puke's town centre is the latest tool the town is using to show it is ready for the Tauranga Eastern Link to open next year. Created... read more

Growers warned of lower returns

Rapidly increasing gold kiwifruit volumes will mean falling per tray return for growers, warns Zespri CEO Lain Jager. Lain told growers at yesterday's... read more

City motorists top organ donors

More than half of Tauranga City driver's licence holders would donate an organ after death, according to the latest figures from NZ Transport Agency. Motorist's... read more

Nikau, Aria top baby names

The Department of Internal Affairs has released the top 20 Maori baby names for 2013 in association with Maori Language Week 2014 - Te Wiki o te Reo Maori. The... read more

Illegal lane use causes crash

 A “blatant rule breach” is the cause of a crash at the Bayfair roundabout as police look to ramp up their presence at the intersection... read more


Club sees red in final fixture

Whakarewarewa Rugby Club is dismayed the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union continues opting for a neutral finals venue... read more


Brakes put on free parking

Free parking may go ahead in the central Tauranga city but not until a full council report has been finalised to... read more


Defamation claim against Horan

Tauranga Independent MP Brendan Horan is being sued for $300,000 for defamation by a former flat mate Colin Henderson. The... read more

Man suffers head injury

An elderly Whangamata man is in Waikato Hospital with a head injury after an accident in his home. St John paramedics... read more

Winter chill leaves its mark

Chilly conditions that saw the Kaimai Ranges dusted with snow yesterday will continue through the week but clear... read more

Sludge found on beaches

An unusual brown sludge found on Eastern Bay beaches is being labelled a natural occurance by the Bay of Plenty... read more

Williamson banned from bowling

Tauranga Blackcap Kane Williamson is suspended from bowling in international cricket after being found to have... read more

Waharoa marks weigh station opening

A waharoa of a local resident who lived in the Paengaroa area in the 1600s was erected this afternoon to mark the... read more

Papamoa's radio mast removed

UPDATE 11AM: The iconic 120metre tall Radio Rhema mast at Papamoa East is being disassembled by Helicopter Services... read more

Mount house fire cause unknown

Fire Safety officers and Tauranga detectives are unable to pinpoint the cause of a blaze that charred the inside... read more

Wanted: Shaye Thompson

Tauranga Police are asking the public for information on Shaye Hoeroa Whakakaua Thompson, who currently has two... read more


Pupils get breakfast boost

It was spaghetti on toast for more than 300 pupils at Arataki Primary School this morning as the Kick Start Club... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Tech cracks egg dipping record

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is an unofficial world record holder after breaking the previous record for the simultaneous... read more

Should checkouts be sugar-free

Sugar-free checkouts will hit the sweet spot with 34 per cent of New Zealanders a new Horizon Research study finds. The... read more


Free-to-air sports frenzy over the ditch

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian While many facets of life over the ditch are the same as New Zealand – more

Junior netball programme hoops of success

Ruth Stanley Community Netball Manager Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty Zone  Netball is the most played sport for females in New more

Brisbane feels coldest morning in 103 years

Weather Eye with John Maunder Slightly unbelievable from the depths of winter in New Zealand – but it not always warm in Queensland. more

A week of retail therapy

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Council looked at how we can support Tauranga's retail sector this week. The first topic we discussed was more

Ring of Confidence bites the beagle

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits We are confident. It's official. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has checked, and we are more

Eradicating family violence

Todd Talks By Todd Muller Family violence is one of those issues that elicits a singularly strong reaction from many in NZ. It is unacceptable, more


View from Mount Drury of snow on the Kaimai Ranges. By Ann Carruthers.

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