Tick for New Zealand’s future

If you would like to have your say, now is the time to head to your nearest voting station. Today is Election Day, the last day to vote for the party that you think should represent our country. If you haven't voted already, there will be plenty... Read More

Tweed for a cause

On Sunday Harley Couper will don his finest attire, tweak his moustache and sit astride his Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle. Pressing his tweed is all for a great cause – to raise funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate... Read More

The pastor’s grand plan for rubbish

It fixed the “disjointed and inefficient” rubbish collection system that bedeviled the North Sydney Shire of Hornsby. And Tauranga man Bruce Adams says it could fix Tauranga's problems. “Exactly the same issues for both,”... Read More

Mount hosts eye contact experiment

They say the eyes are the window to people's souls. Those taking part in an experiment at Mount Maunganui this weekend will be able to see if that's true or not. Mount Maunganui is one of many locations worldwide that will be hosting the... Read More

Mount company's slam dunk deal

Kiwi company DROPIT has scored a slam dunk in the world's premier basketball league after signing a three-year deal with the NBA's Phoenix Suns. More than 180,000 avid fans are expected to interact with the DROPIT app during Phoenix Suns'... Read More

Bay dominates pool champs

Annual surf lifesaving pool championships in Hamilton this weekend will mark the beginning of the surf season for the Eastern Region. The Eastern Regional Pool Championships is the first competitive event for local clubs ahead of the new surf lifesaving... Read More

TECT stumps up for floodlighting

For the second day running, there's been a significant milestone in the development of the Bay Oval cricket stadium. Yesterday a one day international against England was switched from Napier's McLean Park to the Bay Oval because of problems... Read More

Truck broken down on Oropi Road

A truck has broken down near the roundabout on Oropi Road, partially blocking the lane. Traffic is able to get past, however, the right-bound lane is blocked. Police and a tow truck are on the scene. Read More

Car versus tree at The Lakes

A crash on Taurikura Drive this afternoon is serving as a reminder for motorists. A car struck a tree on Taurikura Drive opposite Farmlands about 1pm, leaving the tree felled and the car stranded across the centre median. Marks on the median show the... Read More

Cheesy new street name turning heads

An intriguing street name at a new development in Brookfield has residents turning heads. Cheese Factory Lane is the name of a new street at Norfolk Rise, a residential subdivision that is being developed by Abron Group near Jonathon St in Brookfield. Its... Read More



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The Sun going down over the water @ Sulphur Point. Photo: Casey Fredericks.

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