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Saturday, October 25, 2014



After a spate of recent gun crimes, do you think NZ police officers should be armed at all times?


Your thoughts on arming police

With the increase in offending involving firearms, a call is being made to arm New Zealand Police officers full-time. The renewed call follows on from... read more

Strong competition at CrossFit games

Strength, agility and overall fitness is being put to the test this weekend as 500 CrossFit athletes compete to claim the title as the best of the best. ASB... read more

Classic line-up at Mount car show

Hot rods, custom cars, motorbikes and tractors are drawing large crowds to The Mount today for the 2014 Wheels on Mainstreet. Car enthusiasts, both young... read more

Fatal crash driver twice the limit

A Palmerston North man killed in a head-on crash on the Desert Road last year was twice the legal limit and speeding, says a coroner's reports. Ahmad Jawid... read more

Photograph takes out supreme award

For the first time in 14 years a photograph has won the supreme award of $500. More than 350 exhibits in five categories were displayed at ARTWaikino in... read more


School celebrates 100 years

This weekend one of the Western Bay's smallest schools celebrates its biggest milestone – turning 100. And... read more

Pontoon replaces jetty

The 50 year old jetty in the Kotuku reserve off Plummers Point Road has been replaced with a pontoon expected to... read more

Hairy Mcclary vid to raise support

A 90-second video campaign has been launched to raise much needed support for the final leg of the Hairy Maclary... read more

Surfers set for Baybash

Mount Maunganui surfers have one final chance to make some waves on the national circuit, heading for the clean... read more

Calls for fatal free weekend

In the past five years, 11 people have died and another 31 were seriously injured in Labour Weekend Crashes on... read more

Father and son arrested for theft

Families that carry out crime together can expect to do time together is the message from police after a several... read more

Riding from Matata to Rotorua

The inaugural tour of the Bay of Plenty takes place this weekend and motorists are being asked to be extra vigilant... read more


Second Bay defeat for Black Caps

New Zealand suffered their second Bay Oval defeat in the space of four days with a 72-run loss to South Africa... read more

Patrol season underway

It's all hands on deck for surf lifesavers on the beach this Labour Weekend in what marks the start of the summer... read more


School looks to grow industry

Plans for Katikati College to develope a horticulture-based primary industries academy are beginning to take seed... read more


Wait goes on for Mount bar

They say ‘no news is good news', but for the owners of Mount Maunganui bar Vaudeville, ‘no news' is... read more

Public plea for wanted man

Bay of Plenty Police are asking members of the public to report any sightings of Joshua John Morrison. The 21-year-old... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)


Your thoughts on arming police

With the increase in offending involving firearms, a call is being made to arm New Zealand Police officers full-time. The... read more

Black Caps promise improvement

A below-par Black Caps outfit is vowing to produce a much improved performance, in all facets of the game, come... read more


Salads, summer and savings

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef The costs of food consumes a large part of the weekly more

Skinny love - Support network for sacked mannequins

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits On the day NZ gained membership of the UN Security Council, one of the major news stories more

Joining together for Stranded Sundays

Joseph Gordon The Phoenix The Phoenix and The Cornerstone have joined together to help Stranded Sunday this weekend by co-ordinating with the more

Being big enough to know we’re small

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Following the squabbles in Auckland and Wellington over sports stadiums, I welcome the news that Sport NZ more

Council Chatter - Land Supply

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor A majority of elected members supported Bob Clarkson's proposal to investigate opening up land in more

The aim to grow New Zealand

Scott Simpson Coromandel MP It's been straight back to business and work for me since the election. Results in the Coromandel electorate more


Bamboo in the Hamilton Gardens. Photo by Chloe Phillips. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.