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Sunday, November 29, 2015

New cricket scholarship for Maori

New Zealand Cricket has announced it will launch a Maori Cricket Scholarship to help New Zealand's most promising Maori players. The scholarship known... read more

Marching for a better future

People are calling for a change in the Government's policies to help reduce carbon emissions and make sure there is a decent future for younger generations. In... read more

'Condom Challenge' latest trend

The latest internet craze sweeping social media involves latex and water. Dubbed the ‘Condom Challenge', the challenge sees dozens of videos posted... read more

Smart phone for elderly

Look out. The next time your phone rings it might be your Nana or Grandad wanting to Facetime. The first senior-friendly smartphone has hit New Zealand... read more

Teen seriously injured in crash

A 17-year-old Mount Maunganui girl has serious injuries after crashing her motorbike at a motocross event yesterday. The Tauranga based Trustpower TECT... read more

Suspicious house fire investigated

Fire investigators will try and determine the cause of a suspicious fire at a holiday home in Turangi overnight. The blaze ripped through the home on Puataata... read more


Teenager killed in truck crash

UPDATED 2.20PM: A 19-year-old Murupara man died this morning after a truck crashed into the back of a logging truck... read more

Patience urged as road works start

Motorists are being asked to allow extra time when travelling around the Waikato and Bay of Plenty as road works... read more

Fatal truck crash near Kawerau

One person is dead following a crash between two trucks in the Eastern Bay of Plenty this morning. Police and emergency... read more


Stolen vehicle a lesson

While praising his staff for their good work in returning a stolen car to the victim undamaged, a senior investigator... read more

Bay man's epic journey raises $10,000

Running the equivalent of two marathons a day for two weeks may have worn out a pair of Jamie Milne's running shoes,... read more

Bay boys make sevens squad

All Blacks Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens has named two Bay of Plenty players in his squad of 14 players for the... read more


Haier washing machines recalled

A voluntary recall has been issued on two models of Haier top load washing machine due to a wiring fault which... read more


Partnership aims to benefit kids

The Department of Conservation and Toyota New Zealand have agreed to work together to support a new conservation... 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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