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Sunday, May 01, 2016


Volunteers needed in Vietnam

Bay of Plenty residents are being encouraged to take part in this year's Global Village Build organized by Habitat for Humanity. The organization which... read more

TrustPower wins architectural award

Trustpower's new Durham St headquarters received two awards in the 2016 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards. The winners were announced overnight... read more

Burling and Tuke on top

Tauranga sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke continue to lead the 49er class on day three of the 2016 Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France. Light and fickle... read more

Name suppression figures halve

Name suppression figures have dropped by more than 50 per cent over the last four years says Justice Minister Amy Adams. The Ministry says people granted... read more

Motorists urged to be patient

The NZ Transport Agency urges Waikato and Bay of Plenty motorists to leave extra time when travelling as work continues on major projects and roadworks.... read more

Bay gamblers spend $15.7m on pokies

Gamblers in the Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty, Whakatane and Rotorua districts fed some $15.7 million into pub and club gaming machines from January... read more



No tsunami threat to NZ

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck near Vanuatu this morning is not likely to cause a tsunami that will pose... read more


Wicked Campers' slogans banned

Wicked has just got too wicked and has been slapped by the Office of the Chief Censor. The International van rental... read more

White Island activity settling

The activity observed at White Island over the last two days is now settling. GNS Science, who have been monitoring... read more

Strong start in sailing regatta

The NZL Sailing Team has made a strong start at 2016 Sailing World Cup Hyeres Regatta holding the early lead in... read more


Williamson new Black Caps captain

The worst kept secret in New Zealand Cricket is now official - Kane Williamson will captain the Black Caps in all... read more

Green takes on Waitomo Trail Run

The Waitomo Trail Run already has 1700 runners and walkers registered to explore the unique landscape. It's now... read more

Squash tournament this weekend

Sixteen top ranked international players will be taking to the court for the Devoy Squash and Fitness Open taking... read more

Joubert entertains BOP refs

South African rugby referee Craig Joubert popped into the Bay of Plenty this week. Jourbert was in the Bay speaking... 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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