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Wednesday, January 28, 2015



Should the jandal fence be reinstated at Mount Maunganui?


Replica grenade causes bomb scare

A mid-morning bomb scare in Tauranga has been defused, with nothing more than a replica German stick grenade to blame. Police and firefighters rushed to... read more

New gallery manager announced

It's a new era for Tauranga Art Gallery, with the appointment of Mark Trufitt as interim gallery manager announced today. Mark takes over from outgoing... read more

Matata sewerage case underway

A fifth party has joined the court struggle over whether Whakatane District Council (WDC) will carry through plans to install a sewerage scheme at Matata. Now,... read more

Law firm urges online safety

A Tauranga law firm is urging people to stay safe online this summer, and avoid late-night Facebook rants and drunken selfies. The advice comes from Lyon... read more

Mobile library's new look

Clear blue skies overlooking the golden sands of Mount Maunganui's main beach and Mauao. What's more quintessential to Tauranga than that?    The... read more

Last minute enrolments welcomed

It's almost crunch time for the candidates in the Mount Maunagnui/Papamoa Ward by-election, but residents are being reminded that last minute enrolments... read more


Patchy rain promised

Tauranga's first rain since the New Year festivities is not going to be enough to make farmers happy, but it might... read more


Byelection voting begins this week

Action in the Mount/Papamoa ward election is hotting up with voting papers arriving in letterboxes this week and... read more

Whitianga concert rocks 8,500 people

A crowd of 8,500 people sung and danced the afternoon away to classic rock music at the Whitianga Waterways Arena... read more

Super secondary cricket

Some of the country's aspiring Blackcaps will bring an abundance of cricket to Tauranga for a week-long festival... read more

Bomb scare forces customs evacuation

A German-style stick grenade has sparked a bomb scare at a Sulphur Point customs warehouse in Tauranga. Police... read more

Seventh heaven for trio

Dreams of representing New Zealand Sevens on the Olympic stage are a step closer for three Bay of Plenty women... read more


Drowsiness behind caravan crash

A man who “dozed off” behind the wheel has had a lucky escape after crashing his ute towing a caravan... read more

Child abuse figures decline

Figures released from the government show that child abuse figures in New Zealand have dropped for the first time... read more


Military hijinks over the city

It had Tauranga looking skyward this afternoon – a noisy show of aerobatics by an eastern European training... read more


Students' quick response to cliff fall

A bunch of Tauranga university mates are being praised for their role in saving a father and son seriously injured... read more

Jetsprints a 'huge success'

There were all the expected thrills and spills at ASB Baypark this weekend as audiences were strapped in for two-days... read more


Caravan crash blocks SH2

UPDATED 7.30PM: State Highway 2 between Tauranga and Katikati has now reopened after a car towing a caravan crashed... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

All eyes on sprint action

It might not be the fans hurtling round ASB Baypark's intricate water track at 125km/h in a V8 jetsprint boat,... read more

Thundercats to roar in the Bay

High-speed inflatable boats will roar across Bay waters this weekend as Thundercats return to the city, offering... read more


Tauranga Average Afternoon Temperatures: 1913-2014

Weather Eye with John Maunder Temperatures have been recorded in the Tauranga area at several sites during the last 100 years, including the more

Looking forward to getting stuck in

Todd Talks By Todd Muller In recent weeks there have been some excellent headlines in our local papers, which show our community is heading in more

Managing growth and meeting infrastructure needs

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor This week I've asked Otumoetai/Pyes Pa Ward councillor Bev Edlin to provide her thoughts on the year ahead. more

Summertime madness in a cheeseburger

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef The hot sunny days have driven a lot of us inside during more

Holiday itches and jandal scandals

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Mid-summer and some Kiwis are feeling the itch. This week we have  a rash of reports. more

Sporting bargains in the Bay

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian Is there a better place in the world to be in the height of summer than more


A sheep keeping cool in a chimney. Photo by Julie McGowan.
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