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Wednesday, September 02, 2015


Dairy prices ‘turn the corner’

Last night's 10 per cent lift in Global Dairy Trade auction is good news for dairy farmers – but won't necessarily translate into a higher payout... read more

Students involved in sex allegations

An investigation is underway in Opotiki following allegations of a sexual nature involving students at Opotiki College. There is currently no indication... read more

Toxin warning extended to Whangamata

The Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxin warning along the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel coast has been extended. The warning now extends from Pukehina Beach... read more

BNZ closed for a good cause

If your local BNZ branch isn't open today and is displaying a ‘Closed for Good' sign – don't panic. It's actually a good sign. BNZ branches... read more

Fresh reminder of Psa threat

Kiwifruit growers are being warned not to be complacent about the vine disease Psa, which could be more active this growing season due to the cold winter. “Psa... read more


All Blacks hit town tomorrow

Whakatane will host All Blacks Liam Messam, Tawera Kerr Barlow and Sam Cane tomorrow. The town is one of 10 winners... read more

Coastal plan changes made

Changes made to the proposed Bay of Plenty Regional Coastal Environment Plan are being publicly notified today. The... read more


Final four flag designs revealed

The four alternative flag designs for inclusion in the New Zealand flag referendum later this year have been revealed. The... read more


New bank notes finalised

New Zealand's new banknotes have been finalised and will be ready for circulation next month. Reserve Bank deputy... read more

Wild weather lashes the Bay

Severe gales and heavy rain continue to hammer the Bay of Plenty today with weather warnings still in place for... read more

Quake rattles lower North Island

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake has been felt across parts of the lower North Island this morning. The strong quake... read more

Rakete composes Te Puke anthem

It wasn't about who you are, where you are from or how you performed. “It came down to whether you had a... read more


Bridges hopeful despite Jetstar snub

Tauranga may have missed out on hosting Jetstar flights in and out of the city, but Transport Minister Simon Bridges... 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


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