Friday, July 29, 2016

Maungatapu delays warning

Delays of more than 10 minutes are possible for traffic using the Maungatapu roundabout this weekeknd as the New Zealand Transport Agency moves high tension... read more

Baiting Maggie over possums

While Conservation Minister Maggie Barry's plan to use 1080 in her campaign to make New Zealand predator free by 2050 is being attacked by opposition parties,... read more

No dividend but rebate for farmers

Ballance Agri-Nutrients won't be paying shareholders a dividend but is distributing a total of $30 million to farmers this week, returning 87 per cent... read more

Tourist spend up in the Bay

Tourist spending in the Bay of Plenty was an estimated $1.6 billion for the year to June 2016, according to new data from the Ministry of Business, Innovation... read more

Security guard injured in hit and run

A security guard at The Warehouse in Cameron Road was knocked down by the vehicle of a fleeing shoplifter this morning, says police. The suspected shoplifter... read more



Asbestos pipe removal at Tuapiro

Men in white overalls wearing face masks and helmets removed sections of asbestos cement water pipe from the Tuapiro... read more


Scanning to the top

Skills were tested, items were scanned, and cheeriness was scrutinised at the Checker of the Year competition on... read more

Rain and wind on the way

Rain, wind, and a chance of thunderstorms are on their way today, with the rain expected to reach the coast this... read more

TV show for Maketu chef sister

For self-taught Kiwi cooking duo Karena and Kasey Te Awa-Bird, the world is their oyster – and a lot of other... read more


James Rolleston transferred

James Rolleston is today in a stable condition in the Waikato Hospital intensive care unit after being trasnfered... read more


Demanding lunchtime beggars

Police were called down to The Strand in Tauranga this afternoon after receiving reports of a group of masked people... read more


Tool theft on the increase

Police are requesting the public's help to identify a vehicle and its occupants alleged to have been involved in... read more


Growing concerns for orca calf

The Department of Conservation has growing concerns about the health and safety of a young orca which appears to... read more

It’s all about running

Bay of Plenty Secondary School Girls' Under-18 rugby coach Jimi McLean has a simple philosophy for the game: “rugby... read more


Labour’s plan to overhaul careers advice

If elected, a Labour Government would transform careers advice in high schools to ensure every student has a personalised... read more


Stay away from orca calf

Members of the public are being asked to stay away from an orca calf that's been spotted in the waters off the... read more

Busman’s holiday for aircrew

Five squadron RNZAF are doing community work airforce-style at Classic Flyers today where instead of servicing... read more

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Fire ravages physio office

An electrical fault is believed to be the cause of a fire which broke out a physiotherapist's office in Bayfair. Fire... read more


Beginner slopes open for business

Whakapapa and Turoa beginner ski areas are now open following a weekend of cold temperatures and more than 60 hours... read more


Food show fires up

More than 120 exhibitors will be at the Seriously Good Food Show at ASB Baypark Arena this weekend. Whether you... read more


Your thoughts on CCTV cameras

A new CCTV camera installed on the corner of McLean Street and The Strand sparked quite a bit of debate online. Some... read more


A journey back through time

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian Sideline Sid got a taste of being a time-traveller last week. Having been more

1816: The Year Without a Summer

Weather Eye with John Maunder ‘The year without a summer', was caused by dust from volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia, which more

Appreciating the city we live in

Simon Bridges National MP Even in the middle of winter, Tauranga is a stunning place. The temperatures may have more

Mate, do we have a job for you!

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Tired of your current job? Need a change of pace? Looking to climb the ladder of vocational success? more

Shake a leg – diabetic mayhem!

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder We are taking a break on the Gold Coast for a couple of weeks and noticed a mind-boggling statistic stating more

Helping sore joints – Part 3

John Arts Abundant Living I could fill a book with the testimonies from clients who are experiencing significant more