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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Youths busted breaking into cars

Two Wellington Youths have been arrested after breaking into people's cars in Whakatane recently. The 16 and 13-year-old were targeting cash after allegedly... read more

Auckland interest plumps house values

Auckland's eye for the Bay of Plenty property market show no signs of abating. One Tauranga realtor believes this should be welcomed with open arms.  Houses... read more

Inspiring Kiwis receive $5K grant

Hard work and dedication to creating small changes with big impact has paid off for 10 Kiwis thanks to Energizer New Zealand. The top entries into Energizer's... read more

Wallet stolen from Subway

Whakatane Police are appealing for information about two women after a pink wallet was stolen from Subway on June 4. The wallet was taken when a customer... read more

Lake restocked after poaching

A year after poachers decimated a tributary of Lake Rotoiti, Fish & Game staff have returned to the area with a special release of young trout. The... read more

Wanted by police

A man facing charges including obtaining by deception is on the run from police. Joshua Colin Calthorpe has two warrants for his arrest. He is described... read more



Fined for excess mussel gathering

A Papamoa man was fined $750 and $130 Court costs in Tauranga District Court in June for his part in taking too... read more

Royal’s Maori three peat

Experience, and a distinct knack for finding the try line, has seen Joe Royal named in the Maori All Blacks for... read more

Poisons sold in drink bottles

Selling weed killers in soft drink bottles on TradeMe could lead to fatal consequences, the agrichemical industry... read more


Cyber bullying bill passes

Telling someone to ‘Go jump in the lake' is illegal after today – because as an incitement to suicide... read more

Country to experience dry July

A combination of more southerlies than usual and spells of high pressure over New Zealand means people can expect... read more

Kiwi count points to progress

The first baseline kiwi population survey ever conducted in the Maungataniwha Native Forest has yielded an average... read more


Bay’s $591 transport package

A $591 million transport package aimed at roading and infrastructure for the Bay of Plenty has been unveiled by... read more

Local lifesavers recognised

Surf lifesavers tireless efforts and achievements in the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel will be celebrated once again... read 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

Stand Up, Sit Less, Move More, More Often

Danelle Stevens  GRx Advisor  Sport Bay of Plenty   Are you a ‘chair worker'?   Do you spend most of your day sitting more

Going Beyond

Simon Neate Marketing Administrator Sport Bay of Plenty  David Jaggs from Beyond Adventure Racing loves to get outside and explore more

Head Over Heels at MIGS

Julie Adamson Regional Secondary School Events  Director/BOPSS Coordinator Sport Bay of Plenty  Last Friday Mid Island Gym more


Ashlee, 5, enjoying autumn. Photo by her brother Anthony Fraser, 16. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.  Email: