Fists full of success at disabled Games

It had all the trappings of an Olympic Games – albeit on a much smaller scale. There was an authentic games village environment, three days of competitive events like swimming, athletics and triathlon, plus athletes from all over New Zealand. A... Read More

Belly dancing for a cause

An upcoming event being run by a Tauranga dance instructor is giving locals the chance to dance for a cause. The New Zealand Belly Dance Flash Mob is an event being hosted at the Honeybee House Dance Studio on Sunday, October 22 at 10am. The event is... Read More

Fatal crash in the Bay

UPDATE: One person is dead following a crash in the Bay of Plenty tonight. Police have confirmed that a woman in her 40s has died at the scene of a crash at the intersection of SH5 and SH30. The two vehicle crash happened near Whakarewarewa around 6pm. "A... Read More

Rotoehu health warning

Algal blooms have resulted in a health warning has been issued for Otautu Bay of Lake Rotoehu today. The bloom is likely to be caused by the potentially toxic blue-green algae. Sampling has been undertaken to confirm if the blooms are blue-green algae. “The... Read More

Safety net for huffers called for

A Rotorua poly-drug abuser who died after being found unconsious in the Sudima Hotel carpark last year, may have survived if there was better contact between police and medical agencies, says Coroner Michael Robb. Maurice Junior Papariu Murtagh died... Read More

Two seriously injured in Waihi crash

  Two people have been airlifted from the scene of a serious crash on State Highway 2, near Athenree Road. A police media spokesperson says two cars were involved in the crash. “Police received a report of vehicle collision involving two cars... Read More

Locals getting pink and personal

A Tauranga Zumba event is helping to raise crucial funds for Tauranga breast cancer support services. The Pink Zumbathon aims to bring locals together in a fun 90 minute class that will help to raise funds for vital services in the community. Zumba instructor... Read More

Early labour and cardiac emergency

A woman who went into premature labour and another suffering from a cardiac emergency had to be flown to Waikato Hospital. Today, the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by Tauranga Hospital for an emergency transport of a 32-year-old woman... Read More

Patients back on their feet faster

Better information for Bay of Plenty patients about what to expect before, during and after total hip or knee replacements is helping them get back on their feet faster. As part of a national programme, the Bay of Plenty District Health Board has been... Read More

Man dies after court cell incident

A man who left the Tauranga District Court cells in a ‘serious condition' last Wednesday has since died. Police told SunLive they are currently liaising with the 32-year-old's family. “We extend our sympathies to them during this... Read More

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