Whakatane district goes LED

The Whakatane District is going eco-friendly by converting all their streetlights to LED bulbs. The district has already installed 400 LED fittings, but NZTA have confirmed that they will meet 85 per cent of the $2 million cost of installing LED units... Read More

A truck has toppled over in Omokoroa

A truck has toppled over onto a digger in Omokoroa, but a local resident says it looks like no one has been hurt. The truck was parked on the side of the road in one of the new subdivisions by Linwood Park when it fell over crushing a digger. Karen Grant... Read More

More than just an iPad

It's a small, simple but effective tool in improving the management of type 1 diabetes and improving the understanding and lives of young people living with the chronic condition. The tool is an iPad. And one has just been donated to the children's... Read More

Getting used to the new parking machines

Residents seem to be getting used to the new upgrade to parking machines across Tauranga and Mount Maunganui, says a Tauranga City Council communications advisor.  Last month all parking machines in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui became paperless... Read More

Students launch their own rockets

Pupils at St. Mary's Catholic School were chuffed today when they had the opportunity to launch their own homemade rockets into the atmosphere. The ‘rockets' were plastic bottles, of course, and they only made it about 10 metres into... Read More

Civil defence warning texts delayed

Text alerts, the Red Cross hazard app and Facebook were some of the alerting tools put to the test by Civil Defence this morning as part of a Bay of Plenty wide check. Vehicle mounted sirens were also tested in specific areas and fixed sirens in the... Read More

Never too old to learn

Brian Dilworth left school 65 years ago in 1952. Now he's back studying aged 80. He'd rather be working if he could, but it didn't work out that way. “If people say you are too old, tell them to go to hell.” So he's... Read More

The secrets of bitcoin

Members of the public will have the chance to find out more about the cyber currency bitcoin at a special presentation next week. The Bay of Plenty Linux User Group will be hosting the presentation by bitcoin enthusiast Uli Fuerst on Tuesday evening. He'll... Read More

Too sexy too soon

Australian ‘sexploitation' expert Melinda Tankard Reist is bringing her message about the link between pornography and violence to Bay parents, educators and youth next week Melinda is co-founder of the grassroots campaign ‘Collective... Read More

Netsafe funds projects to combat online

Eight successful applicants have been chosen for funding in the first round of the Netsafe Online Safety Partnership Grant. The Grant was funded to provide support and education around harmful digital communications. The Ministry of Justice have asked... Read More

Opinion Poll

Are organised gang-fights a good way to stop gang rivalry?

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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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