Woman loses baby after DHB failure

A pregnant woman has lost her baby following an initial failure by DHB staff to diagnose her diabetic ketoacidosis. Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill has released a report finding MidCentral DHB in Palmerston North in breach of the Code... Read More

Photo exhibition opens for Matariki

Tauranga's Matariki celebrations begin this week with the official opening of a Bob Tulloch photographic exhibition. Purapura O Nga Whetuis a celebration of the kaumatua of Tauranga Moana and its surroundings, as captured by the local photographer. Bob... Read More

Play a part in museum & library design

Residents are being given a chance to play a part in designing the experiences and spaces in the proposed museum and library in the Tauranga city centre. Tauranga City Council is inviting keen members of the community to attend two workshops sessions... Read More

Plan to boost tourism launches

A plan to increase tourism spendng in the Bay of Plenty to a billion dollar industry by 2028 was presented to Tauranga City Council's finance committee today. Tourism Bay of Plenty plans to increase the annual visitor spend from $901 million in... Read More

Key, Campbell and McCaw most trusted

John Campbell, John Key, Richie McCaw and the Topp Twins are New Zealanders worth trusting. So say the just-released results of the 2017 Reader's Digest Most Trusted People poll. Reader's Digest engaged the services of Roy Morgan Research... Read More

Cold change melting this week

New Zealand was frosty nationwide this morning with even the 'winterless North' getting a taste of the Antarctic blast. At dawn it was -2C in Auckland and Central Otago was down to -5. But as WeatherWatch.co.nz forecast last week, the cold... Read More

Migration & tourism at record highs

In total 71,900 more migrants arrived in New Zealand than left in the year to April 2017, according to latest figures released by Statistics New Zealand this week. Annual net migration remained at the same level as March 2017, with migrant arrivals... Read More

Four more Paradoxical weeks left

The inaugural Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival has seen more than 35,000 visitors head to the art gallery, with many more exploring the city's walls and participating in a variety of events hosted around the CBD. People are being encouraged... Read More

Two seriously injured in weekend crashes

Two people were seriously injured in crashes in the Western Bay of Plenty in the weekend. The first serious crash was at Pongakawa and the other on SH29 near The Lakes roundabout. An 18-your-old was flown by rescue helicopter to Rotorua and then Waikato... Read More

The case of the disappearing yacht

She's called The Sting – is seven metres long, and she's now been found after going missing in the weekend. Campbell Smith of Waihi Beach says his yacht has pulled her mooring, probably in the weekend's high winds, and disappeared. “She... Read More



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