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Thursday, October 23, 2014

First stage of stormwater works

The first stage of a major stormwater system upgrade in the vicinity of Ohope's Maraetotara Stream is expected to begin next week. A contract for the $700,000... read more

Arson attack on EBOP house

A 25-year-old has been charged with arson following a house fire on Matahi Valley Road in Waimana yesterday afternoon. The house was well ablaze by the... read more

'Scaremongering' slows claim

Scaremongering by kiwifruit industry leaders is one of the chief reasons the Psa compensation claim against the government is on hold until next month. That's... read more

Drunk drivers busted after crashes

Drink driving is no longer socially acceptable says a Tauranga police officer after two alcohol related crashes in the space of five hours last night. Western... read more

High demand for business awards

Organisers of the 2014 Horizon Business Excellence awards have been kept busy with a high demand for tickets. Already the awards are over 90 per cent full... read more



Beekeepers applaud MPI action

The Ministry for Primary Industries is to be congratulated for sending home a Ukrainian couple for allegedly trying... read more

Brief cold snap for Bay

A cold front will grip the country on Friday as the MetService forecasts an overnight low of six degrees for the... read more


Council urge action on weeds

Landowners are being encouraged to take a second look at spring growth and get ahead of pasture and garden weeds... read more

Steamers pair tour Japan

The Bay of Plenty Steamers engine room continues to reap the rewards of strong performances up front with two players... read more

House fire in Nukuhou

Fire has completely engulfed a house in the Eastern Bay of Plenty this afternoon.  Crews from Taneatua, Edgecumbe... read more

Black Caps fall short at Bay Oval

New Zealand fell to a six-wicket defeat at the Bay Oval on Tuesday on what was a historic day for cricket in the... read more


Bravery award for hero cop

The Tauranga Police officer who leapt from a bridge into the dark waters of Tauranga Harbour to save a crash survivor... read more

Man seriously assaulted in Rotorua

A man is in hospital with serious injuries following an unprovoked attack in Rotorua yesterday. The 19-year-old... read more


'Use or lose' your lifestyle choices

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder A few decades ago an active lifestyle was normal – most people had no choice. We're designed to walk and move, more

A rash of curious ailments

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits We've had a rash of responses to our column last week, on curious ailments. more

Taming the tamarillo again

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef It's that time of year, when there a lot of excitement more

Through the Looking Glass

Insider's Guide to the Festival with Liz French This year's Garden and Art Festival may be the last for one gardener, but we hope it's not the more


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