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Thursday, February 11, 2016


Wrangle over cancelled speedway

Baypark Family Speedway promoter Bernie Gillon says he has no option but to cancel this weekend's speedway after the world jet sprint champs left the track... read more

Disappointment in council decision

Bay of Plenty District Health Board's CEO is disappointed with the Whakatane District Council's recent decision to discontinue water fluoridation. “Improving... read more

$7.1M win for Tauranga player

Powerball First Division has been struck for the third time already this year, with a lucky player from Tauranga taking home $7.1 million. The winning... read more

Feedback wanted on Maori land law

The Government's reform of Maori land law could be in for a tough ride if the first of the latest round of information meetings is an indicator. The hui... read more

Biosecurity’s unusual interception

A dried cow pat presented by an arriving air passenger rates as one of the most unusual biosecurity interceptions of the summer so far, says the Ministry... read more

Some blue sky for everyone

A weak ridge extends across New Zealand means the warm summer weather will continue for a few days. However, it is briefly interrupted by a cold front... read more


Vegan pies permanent fixture a Z

Z Energy's famous Mexican vegan pie will become a permanent fixture in Z stores, due to public demand and a petition. The... read more


Wired for sight and sound

Parking officers in Te Puke and Katikati are being equipped with video cameras in an effort to increase personal... read more

Welcome promise of cool spells

When will it end? Hot, sticky and humid all week, now soaking wet and continuing to be uncomfortably muggy. Everyone's... read more


New TV series filmed in the Bay

Bay of Plenty will be the backdrop for a new Maori drama series. This is Piki is an eight-part, 30 minute drama... read more


Thailand holds potential for kiwifruit

Thailand offers strong potential for New Zealand kiwifruit, and the agreement between Zespri and T&G signed... read more

Kiwis aid in Tasmania wildfires

Five New Zealand Defence Force firefighters joined in the fight to help battle wildfires in Tasmania. A photo released... read more


Power cut to 3700 properties

Power was cut to around 3700 properties in the Western Bay due to a fault on the electricity network. Powerco network... read more

Solid return for Southee

So far so good for Black Caps and Northern Knights fast bowler Tim Southee as he looks to prove his fitness ahead... read more


Easy Active Options for Kids

Karen Stanton Active Families Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty The Ministry of Health says a child needs sixty minutes of physical activity a more

Saying Thank You is Easy!

Melanie Short Marketing Manager Sport Bay of Plenty There are so many of us who lend a hand at our chosen sport, we are happy to help out more

A third place rating NZ can not ignore

Jane Le Guay Health Team Leader, Sport Bay of Plenty Some fascinating but somewhat disturbing facts are consistently making headlines. New more

Falling over

Heidi Lichtwark Chief Executive Officer Sport Bay of Plenty  I had loads of fun while watching my son's cross country this week. My more


Birds basking in the summer sun. By Diane Patterson.
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