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Saturday, August 30, 2014


Extra signage for roundabout

Paengaroa's newest roundabout could get additional road markings and signage as the NZ Transport Agency looks to combat apparent driver confusion. The... read more

Stranded cutter towed to Tauranga

The pilothouse cutter Checkmate has been re-floated and towed to Tauranga after grounding near Motuhoura (Whale Island) near Whakatane last Friday. Bay... read more

Public picks: Key or Cunliffe

It was a battle of the political heavyweights in the TVNZ arena overnight in the first round of the head-to-head debates in the lead up to the 20 September... read more

Escapee arrested in Feilding

A man who has been on the run from police since escaping custody in Opotiki on August 21 has been arrested in Feilding. Joel John Graham, 21, was arrested... read more

Paua poacher’s costly collect

A Bay of Plenty man is to pay more than $1300 in fines after being caught with more than seven times the daily limit of paua. Rangi Hickson Kingi, 36,... read more


Jailed for sexual assault

An Eastern Bay man found guilty of sexual violation has been sentenced to five years jail. Guy John Porter, 29,... read more

Rangitaiki River future talks

The public are invited to have their say on their vision for the future of the Rangitaiki River.  The Rangitaiki... read more

Hazards competition closes

More than 250 entries have been received for the Eastern Bay of Plenty Civil Defence ‘Our Hazards' competition. The... read more


Drivers cash in on loophole

More than 200 Bay of Plenty motorists are registering their vehicles as ambulances in an effort to save more than... read more

Website marks ANZAC anniversary

One hundred years ago today, the 1400-strong Advance Party of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, led by Colonel... read more

Obscured licence plate warning

With the increase in people carrying bikes on a rack on their tow bars, police are issuing a warning of two offences... read more

Sun retreats as rain moves in

A soggy weekend is expected to grip the Bay of Plenty as a low pressure system moves over the country. The MetService... read more

Candidate stays cool-headed

UnitedFuture's Bay of Plenty candidate Ben Rickard is issuing a chilly challenge to his party counterparts –... read more


Celebrating Bay of Plenty Sporting Excellence

Simon Neate Marketing Administrator Sport Bay of Plenty  Nominations are now open for the 2014 Bay of Plenty Sports Awards. The more

For fans of the growing yoghurt culture

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef I can still remember my very first taste of yoghurt in more

Head-dress redress: A ban on all skirts

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Hands up all those who thought the native Indian head dress at NZ fashion week was more

Trusts – do it right or do it wrong

David Foster Smart Law Harris Tate Solicitors, Tauranga As many people who have a family trust will be aware – or should be – more


Jamie Harkins beach art. By Scott White.
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