New regulations for 1080

New regulations have been approved under the Resource Management Act to provide a national approach to the use of poisons like 1080 and brodifacoum. Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says pests such as stoats, rats and possums kill 25 million native... Read More

The power of the people’s car

“Is it a cool story about old cars that usually don't go?” asks Steve Cartwright. It's actually a cool story about a fiesta of VWs, a celebration of Beetles, buggys and bajas, a carnival of Kombis. All of them going and all of... Read More

New single from Mount band released

Curate Music (previously Mosaic Music) have released the first single ‘Carry Me Along' from their second album ‘These Eyes'. Due for release on March 8, the new album, recorded at Roundhead Studios in Auckland is a compilation... Read More

Dynamic duos in Papamoa

Today is the annual Eves Realty Dynamic Duo Parent Child Tournament hosted at the Papamoa Tennis Club. This year - its third - there are 64 entries divided into 32 teams playing on the courts. Tournament convenor Michele Hartley, dressed in a wig and... Read More

Women’s Triathlon: ‘Nailed it!’

Hundreds of competitors will be celebrating their successes today, as the Generation Homes Women's Triathlon wraps up for another year. The event saw around 700 women swim 400m along Pilot Bay, before setting off on a 10km bike ride and finishing... Read More

Learning to survive

Dean Bartlett is teaching his boys valuable life skills. He takes his four boys – Matthew (7), Jack (9), Charley (12), and Lachlan (13) – to participate in the Te Puna Hunting and Fishing Club's Take a Kid Hunting and Fishing competition... Read More

Line-up change for Paradox festival

The upcoming Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival will see a line-up change with Lithuanian-born artist Ernest Zacharevic withdrawing due to personal reasons. Paradox festival artistic director George Shaw says stepping in to fill the gap is one of... Read More

$60,000 win for Tauranga player

A lucky Tauranga resident could be $60,049 richer after winning Lotto's Strike Four last night. The winning ticket was sold at Tauranga City Lotto. Two players, from Auckland and Christchurch, also won $3.8 million each in Powerball first division. Earlier... Read More

Man in custody following AOS callout

A man is in custody after the armed offenders squad swarmed a Western Bay road last night. The road was sealed off by police as they hunted an alleged armed offender. At around 8.15pm on Saturday, police responded to reports of a domestic incident on... Read More

Letters from Bruce Mason

Graeme Thompson, a trained theatre archivist, found it very exciting when he discovered that Ken White, a former stalwart of the 16th Ave Theatre had correspondence with New Zealand playwright Bruce Mason and was a friend of his. He found these in the... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should female hygiene products, such as tampons and sanitary pads, be subsidised?

Only partially

Bay Today

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