Stunning Mount sunset captured

The splendour of Mount Maunganui at sunset has been captured in a stunning image shot by local photographer Jack Burden. Here's the math behind Jack's beautiful photo: the time-lapse image which he captured about a fortnight ago consists... Read More

Helping others dig through history

A Thames woman is helping reconnect people with their goldmining heritage as part of this year's 150th commemorations since the Thames Goldfields first opened. Kae Lewis became so engrossed in researching her great, great grandfather's arrival... Read More

Trouble with the phone account

One Tauranga's man trouble with the phone company is a timely reminder to make sure the name on your phone account is up to date. The problem started for Mike Harman when he rang up Vodafone to try and sort out a problem with his mother's... Read More

Kiwis uniting for a safer internet

The world is more connected than it's ever been. But while this interconnectivity creates plenty of opportunities, it also presents a number challenges. Today marks Safer Internet Day 2017 – an international campaign aimed at promoting safe,... Read More

Spark store ram-raided

Thieves who ram raided a Spark store will find it hard to offload their loot as the stolen phones have been blocked. A car was used to ram raid a Spark store in Ponsonby yesterday morning - the robbery follows a previous ram-raid on the same store a... Read More

Police warn of infringement notice scam

Police are advising members of the public to exercise caution when receiving notification of infringement notices via email. From time to time they become aware of people receiving emails which appear to be from New Zealand Police to advise them they... Read More

Spark network still experiencing issues

UPDATED 3.25PM: Mobile services are still unavailable for many people, with Spark saying it will take some time for all mobile devices to re-register with the network. 1PM: All Spark broadband services should now be fully restored following this morning's... Read More

Pluto ‘landing’ video released

NASA has released video of Pluto, taken as its 'New Horizons' spacecraft approached the dwarf planet.  The video is made up of more than 100 high resolution images, taken over six months as the spacecraft approached the dwarf planet,... Read More

Ultra-Fast Broadband extended in Bay

Communications Minister Simon Bridges has announced 10 more towns in the Bay of Plenty will be included in the government's Ultra-Fast Broadband programme. The announcement is part of the launch of the second, $300 million phase of the Government's... Read More

Heat vison test for volcano

Volcanologists are testing a security industry development combining handheld thermal imaging cameras on the live volcano at White Island. Web cameras work well in day light and when the lens is not covered in dust or sublimates from the volcanic plume.... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools change their policy to appease one student?

Yes, students have a right to stand up for what they believe in.
No, the student, and parents, agrees to the policy when they decide to go to that school.

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