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Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Teen charged for hoax bomb calls

An Israeli-American teenager has been indicted in Israel on allegations he made thousands of hoax bomb calls, including to a Jewish centre in New Zealand,... read more

A visual flying feast at McLaren Falls

This weekend lining up at the pars at McLaren Falls' disc golf course could get a little squishy – with the country's keenest disc golfers flying... read more

Searching for the best builds

Judges have started their journey up and down the country seeking New Zealand's top quality builds in this year's Registered Master Builders House of... read more

Meech returns to racing in France

The World Cup regatta in Hyeres this week marks Tauranga sailor Sam Meech's first competition back in the Laser since his medal winning efforts at the... read more

Urgent call for Maori Battalion photos

The author of a book that will capture the battle experience of the 28th Maori Battalion's B-Company is calling for family descendants and relatives to... read more


No NZ tsunami threat after Chile quake

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management says there is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following... read more

Of courage, commitment and comrades

Anzac Day means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For local poet Wendy Baker, Anzac Day... read more

Beached yacht's three hour rescue tow

The skipper of a beached yacht near Opito Point did everything right according to coastguard volunteers who had... read more

More under-13s seeing the doctor

New Ministry of Health data shows the average number of GP visits for under-13s has increased almost 14 per cent... read more


Missing boy located

UPDATED 9.35AM: Police report Tematau has now been found. He was located at an address in Paeroa this morning... read more

Card spending up on last quarter

Retail spending using electronic cards rose in the March 2017 quarter across most retail industries, according... read more

Aurora Australis dance in night sky

Those who looked up at the night sky in the weekend were treated to a rare sight, with the Aurora Australis dancing... read more

Rotorua event up for excellence award

Hot on the heels of another successful Crankworx Rotorua event, the New Zealand leg of the international mountain... read more


Putting your best foot forward

Scott Simpson Coromandel MP It's really important that our children get the best start in life and that means ensuring they are able to go to more

Making a positive difference in meaningful ways

Scott Simpson Coromandel MP I know how our local communities value strong social services – and particularly health services – more

Rice is a nice autumn snack

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef There is always some form of rice in the pantry. Recently, more

Weight loss and food addictions

Leigh Elder Eat for keeps  This week we take a look at weight loss resistance, a problem which affects many people. Generally men lose more


Beauty after the storm. Photo: Tracy Hardy. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty.