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Sunday, August 02, 2015


Fonterra fined $174K

Fonterra Limited has been fined $174,150 in Tauranga District Court for six separate offences under the Resource Management Act.  Fonterra pleaded... read more

Community gets feel for TEL

The community has been given a first had look at the $455 million Tauranga Eastern Link before the new highway is opened to traffic on Monday. Today's... read more

Marking 200th donation

There's a little bit of Malcolm George coursing through the veins of many of us in Tauranga. If you've ever needed to replace lost red cells after an accident,... read more

Steamers lose pre-season match

In their first of two pre-season matches, Bay of Plenty Steamers took on Auckland in Whakatane yesterday afternoon. Head coach Clayton McMillan's focus... read more

El Nino intensifies

The strengthening climate pattern known as El Nino has continued to intensify in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the last few months. The system, which... read more



VIDEO: PM predicts TPP impact

Prime Minister John Key has insisted the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will benefit the Bay of Plenty by removing... read more

What’s on Today: TEL open day

Fancy cycling down the new Tauranga Eastern Link? Bring your bike and ride down the completed road before it opens... read more

Te Puke builder flown to hospital

A Te Puke builder working on a house at Waihi Beach was flown to Waikato Hospital by the Trustpower TECT rescue... read more

Café robbed at gunpoint

A man armed with a gun is alleged to have walked into The Bakehouse Café and demanded money. Police says... read more

Flames engulf Whakatane house

UPDATED: Firefighters from Whakatane, Ohope, Taneatua and Edgecumbe have spent most of the day dealing with a large... read more

Meth bust in Hawke’s Bay

Hawke's Bay Police have made another seizure of methamphetamine just days after half a kilo was found in a vehicle... read more


Frontline police to carry Tasers

Police Commissioner Mike Bush today announced that frontline police response staff will be armed with Tasers. The... read more

$50K reward in murder case

Police are offering a $50,000 reward in the murder case of West Auckland man Brett Fraser. Brett was killed on... 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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