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Saturday, December 20, 2014


Man killed in motocycle crash

One person is dead after a crash which has sparked a scrub fire in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon. Police say the crash happened between a motorbike... read more

A Kiwi sound like no other

From the first strum of the guitar to the last power cord belted out by Jennie Skulander, Devilskin never fail to impress. The power and beauty of Bay... read more

Watch issued for rain bursts

A severe weather watch has been issued for the Bay of Plenty for bursts of heavy rain this afternoon. The watch covers Rotorua and Taupo, down through... read more

Man arrested for police hit and run

UPDATE: A 28-year-old Napier man has been arrested in relation to the hit and run of a Hawke's Bay police officer on Thursday night. Robbie Richards was... read more

Convicted paedophile’s appeal dismissed

A man sentenced to prison in the Tauranga District Court for various sexual offences has had his appeal against his conviction and sentence thrown out. The... read more


Toxic shellfish warning extended

The Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning warning issued for the Bay of Plenty is now being extended along the Coromandel... read more

Early morning quake rattles region

Eastern Bay residents had a rocky start to the morning this morning after an earthquake hit around 1.51am. GeoNet... read more


Shooter jailed for manslaughter

A Maketu man's “unforgivable act” of shooting a man point blank in the chest with a shotgun has robbed... read more


Owl’s Christmas release

Police and wildlife rescue staff say though he's a bit overweight with Christmas cheer, a rare native owl rescued... read more

Navy recognises top Bay performers

Te Puna's Kevin Duncan and Katikati's Liam Forsyth have this month brought home two of the top accolades from the... read more

Elderly warned of friendly fraud

Elderly people in the Bay of Plenty are being warned of suspected fraudsters pretending to be their friends before... read more

Bay fourth in ND cricket tournament

Bay of Plenty Lakeland finished in fourth place in the ND Senior Secondary Cricket tournament, played in Gisborne... read more

Battle of the big guns

Cory Taylor and Max Beattie will resume their tantalising ironman rivalry in Mount Maunganui this weekend, although... read more


Festive baking this Christmas

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef It seems every year is the same – all of a sudden there' more

’Tis the season of joyful Christmas messages

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Rabbit re-heated: A selection of RR highlights from Christmas columns over the decade. more

Whip something up with strawberries

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef The strawberries I've planted in the wall of the more

A unique everyday pie

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef Every day in this country thousands of pies are devoured – more


Summer in Pilot Bay. Photo by Rosalie Crawford. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.