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The golden kumara

Tauranga's Graham Burns is stumped as to why his orange kumara has grown to the size of a rugby ball, but he is happy to show off his prized possession with the “big boy” weighing in at 2.27kg. The self-proclaimed ‘Kumara Man'... Read More

Bay of Plenty farmers get behind IHC

Generous Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau farmers have raised $144,923 for IHC through the IHC Calf & Rural Scheme in the past 12 months, with 302 of the region's farmers donating. Galatea farmer Red Garrett, whose sister has Down syndrome, has... Read More

Calicivirus to kill rabbits in the Bay

As part of a nationwide initiative to combat wild rabbits, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council will start the release of a new strain of the calicivirus disease RHDV1 K5 next week. Bay of Plenty Regional Council biosecurity manager Greg Corbett says the... Read More

Use the port gold to fix highways

Using the wealth of the Port of Tauranga shareholding to jump start urgently needed work on SH2 and the Tauranga Northern Link, is being suggested by Tauranga City Councillor Larry Baldock. In his submission today on the proposed Bay of Plenty Land Transport... Read More

Road blocked after car crashes into bush

A vehicle has crashed into a shelter belt, on SH2 near the Te Puke golf club. The road has now been blocked off. A SunLive caller says the whole front of the car was through the bush and that it looks like roading contractors, who were working nearby... Read More

Growing produce year-round

Athenree retirees Margaret Clode and John Mickell have taken advantage of the micro-climate conditions on their 1.6-hectare orchard to grow more than 50 types of fruit and nut trees. And the couple reckon they have some of the earliest fruiting avocado... Read More

Search for missing hunters near Opotiki

A search begins this morning for a father and son who are missing in the bush near Opotiki. A police media spokesperson says police and LandSAR will be coordinating the search. "At around 8pm last night Police were alerted to the fact the pair had... Read More

Conditions capture dry matter

The amount of dry matter in fruit at harvest time will be of paramount importance to Western Bay of Plenty kiwifruit growers following an unusually wet 12 months. While growers have reported little to no impact from the vine disease Psa-V, they are waiting... Read More

River goal to become reality

The final hurdle in restoring freshwater flows into the dying Maketu Estuary (Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi) has been overcome. Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors have awarded the tender for Kaituna River re-diversion construction works to J Swap Contractors... Read More

Taking care of Taneatua teeth

The New Zealand Defence Force is at the front lines of oral care in the Eastern Bay, following an exercise with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and Tuhoe iwi. Free dental care was provided in the Eastern Bay township of Taneatua by NZDF as part... Read More



Opinion Poll

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A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
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Jack-o-lantern in the sunrise. Halloween’s come early this year! Photo: Nicholle Roberson.

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