From one millionaire to another

Tauranga's newest multimillionaire Lou Te Keeti sat down with Opportunities Party leader Gareth Morgan today to chat about what they have in common. The hour-long conversation covered politics, philanthropy, and what to do when you have millions... Read More

Election signs mark milestone

  Todd Muller painting BOP a sea of blue from Sun Live on Vimeo. The general elections are creeping up fast, as today marks another milestone with the first election signs to go up across the country. Campaign Chairman Steven Joyce says despite... Read More

Edgecumbe clean-up continues

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy today visited Edgecumbe to see how the recovery is progressing. “The Government is committed to ensuring the Edgecumbe community and Bay of Plenty has the support they... Read More

Treaty minister refutes iwi claims

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Chris Finlayson has hit back at Tauranga Moana iwi over their protests against the Hauraki Collective settlement. A spokesperson for the minister says as far back as 2004, the Waitangi Tribunal confirmed Hauraki... Read More

Hundreds turn out for protest march

Hundreds of local iwi members and supporters gathered at the bend of Te Puna Station Road today, from where they began their protest hikoi against Hauraki interests in Tauranga Moana.  Banners and flags ready, they stood in the morning sun, singing... Read More

Referendum on Maori seats promised

New Zealand First has made a binding referendum on retaining or abolishing the Maori seats part of their election campaign. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters made the announcement at the party's convention in Auckland this afternoon. “In... Read More

Protestors close down Wairoa Bridge

A protest march across the Wairoa Bridge has caused traffic delays this morning. Local Maori are protesting against the signing of a Treaty settlement between the government and a collective of Hauraki iwi that would give them special rights in Tauranga. A... Read More

$50K to look at Bay water opportunites

The Government has announced it will provide funding of $50,000 for the Bay of Plenty to look at economic growth opportunities through the use of water across the region. The announcement was made at the Bay of Connections Forum on Friday in Rotorua... Read More

Winston says he has the Bay's back

With just 10 weeks until the general elections, Winston Peters says his party has struck a chord once again with the Bay. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters gave a speech to the members of the public at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club this... Read More

Peters to talk about regions' wealth

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters and his team will be visiting Tauranga today, as part of their tour of the country's regions. He will be giving a speech to members of the public at the Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club at 1pm. Speaking to... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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