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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Export beef at record high

New Zealand's beef export returns reached a record high, exceeding lamb and mutton returns for the first time in 20 years, according to analysis by Beef... read more

Police appeal after cigarette thefts

Western Bay of Plenty Police are appealing for information from the public in relation to a series of burglaries that have seen large quantities of cigarettes... read more

Arrest in 1080 infant formula case

A 60-year-old businessman from Auckland has been arrested and faces charges of blackmail over alleged threats to contaminate infant milk formula with 1080... read more

Lifeguards ready for ‘long hot summer’

Surf lifeguards fear a repeat of last summer's beach drowning toll as the country prepares for what could be a long, hot summer. The Surf Life Saving New... read more

Must-see list revealed

Karangahake Gorge, Port Jackson, Cathedral Cove and Waimangu Volcanic Valley have been named as places in New Zealand that people should visit before they... read more

Powerball and Strike jackpot

Powerball and Strike have both jackpotted, meaning there is a combined prize pool of $9.5 million up for grabs on Wednesday. Powerball First Division will... read more



Drivers tear up new track

Some of the Bay of Plenty's top rally drivers gave the region's newest track a blast over the weekend – and... read more


Top award for tourism business

A huge year for Skyline Rotorua has been topped off by winning the Supreme Award at the Westpac Rotorua Business... read more


Bay boy killed in hunting incident

Police have named the 11-year-old Bay of Plenty boy killed in a hunting incident yesterday. Connor Brian Phillips,... read more


Creepy Trade Me auctions revealed

Warning: This article may cause a loss of appetite. We all know there's some weird stuff available on the internet,... read more

Run fest for opening season

Two centuries blasted by Element IMF Cadets batsmen opened the Baywide Cup title race in style yesterday. Batting... read more

Rain interrupts dry spell

The dry, settled Bay of Plenty weather will be briefly interrupted this week, as a front spreading north over New... read more

NZ centre stage for conference

Fresh from Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations, Minister for Trade and Climate Change Tim Groser will be among... read more

Management appointment announced

The Whakatane District Council has confirmed the appointment of a highly-experienced urban landscape design and... 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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