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Tuesday, March 03, 2015



Following the big lottery win in Greerton last weekend, what would be the first thing you did if you won $4.5 million?

Hand your notice in
Donate to charity
Go on holiday
Buy a new car and go on a shopping spree
Give it away to friends and family

Spotlight on undersea volcanos

A team of top scientists from New Zealand and the US is heading to the Bay of Plenty this week to gather data on underwater volcanos on the Kermadec arc. Over... read more

Fatal crash witnesses sought

Police investigating the crash which killed a 72-year-old in Tokoroa are calling for witnesses to come forward. Loane Pere was critically injured after... read more

Audio deal 'sounds too good'

A deal “too good to be true” has cost a Tauranga man $1200 and left him with the horrible knowledge he was taken in by a scam. One of the oldest... read more

Crash prompts visibility questions

Issues surrounding visibility and roadword blockades at a busy State Highway intersection are back in the spotlight with McLaren Falls residents following... read more

Summer pushes on into March

It may officially be autumn, but summer is refusing to go quietly with a warm, sunny start to March predicted. A humid northeasterly flow prevails over... read more

Time's up for city bollards

Tauranga city centre's blue bollards are gradually being retired from their long stint protecting pedestrians from unwary drivers. Between 60-to-70 bollards,... read more



Caravan theft caught on CCTV

A Mount Maunganui resident continues to hold out hope he will re-united with his stolen Pixie caravan after vital... read more

4.1 quake near White Island

An earthquake registering 4.1 on the Richter scale has hit off the Bay of Plenty coast, near White Island this... read more

Dad's 24 hour paddle driven by love

It is life's most simple truth: nothing in this world is more powerful than a parent's love for their child. This... read more

New councillor to be sworn in

Tauranga City councillor elect Leanne Brown is to be sworn in at a special council meeting on Wednesday at 1pm. The... read more

Seeka on growth trajectory

Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Ltd is back on a growth trajectory, both in size and profitability, says CEO Michael... read more

Surfers' title-winning weekend

Bay of Plenty surfers produced a mixed bag of results at the final event of the Billabong Grom Series in Piha. While... read more


Kaimai crash: woman critical

A woman remains in intensive care in Waikato Hospital after the car she was driving collided with a ute on State... read more

Burling dodges Barker saga

Tauranga sailor Peter Burling is steering clear of the rough waters surrounding the axing of Dean Barker as Team... read more


Submissions close on Zespri site

Submissions regarding the eventual fate of the city council-owned Miro Street block at Mount Maunganui close today. Tauranga... read more

A chance to dance at Disneyland

Tauranga dance teacher Dani Miller wants to put Bay of Plenty dancers in the spotlight, giving them a taste of... read more

Omanu land Oceans title

Omanu claimed their second consecutive title at the Oceans 15 New Zealand under-14 surf lifesaving championships... read more

Teen on board 'It's Not Ok' campaign

Danika Hotham believes the Family Violence – It's Not OK campaign will be an amazing way to raise awareness... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)


VIDEO: Four injured in serious crash

UPDATE 8.06pm: Police say a slight lapse in judgement at an intersection has had serious consequences, following... read more


Use of drones debated

The use of a drone seen flying over Papamoa has sparked a lot of debate on social media this week after SunLive... read more


Focusing on outcomes and impacts on Kiwis

Simon Bridges National MP One of National's four key priorities has been to deliver better public services. This is more

Wrapping it up

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef There have been many festivals and events during summer more

Weird stuff we’ve seen lately

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits What is wrong with you people? Have you all gone completely stark raving bonkers? more

Ratepayers remain disgruntled

Andrew von Dadelszen Regional Watchdog This is my first editorial since mid-2013, and I feel compelled to resume writing because our local more

Living with the risk of flooding

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Few people know Tauranga's streets, canals, and reserves are designed to flood during heavy rainfall more

Tropical house and reviewing committees

  Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor There has been a huge amount of feedback regarding the proposed closing of the Tropical Plant more


Birds’ eye view. Photo by Rob Vile.

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