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Monday, February 02, 2015


Steamers make Chiefs cut

The Bay of Plenty Steamers have all their bases covered when it comes to gaining vital Super Rugby knowledge with a handful of players named in the 2015... read more

Lucky ticket wins $500k

It's a great start to February for a lucky punter who won $500,000 in Lotto's First Division from a winning ticket sold at Whakatane. A lucky punter won... read more

Man suffers reaction to insect stings

A man has been flown to hospital after he was stung by insects near Rotorua. The Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was called to Lake Rotoehu, 30km... read more

Riding passenger in the Albatros

It's just an idea at the moment. But Tauranga's adrenaline seekers could ride shotgun in a genuine Eastern Bloc trainee fighter that may've seen battle... read more

Bay to cycle into February

Summer and Play in the Bay's Bike Month is the perfect time for everyone to discover or re-discover the joy of cycling. Sport BOP recreation advisor Jen... read more

Swimming to change son’s life

Choppy conditions didn't stop a Papamoa father swimming from Motiti Island to Maketu to help raise money for his son James. James Reid is a five-year-old... read more



Man burnt in boat fire

A man refuelling his boat at the Gull Petrol Station in Paengaroa is in serious condition after being caught in... read more

Injured forestry worker airlifted to hospital

A forestry worker who severely injured his leg after slipping on a fallen tree remains in Tauranga Hospital. The... read more


Matata sewerage subsidised

Whakatane District Council have taken issue with the evidence presented to the Environment Court regarding the... read more

What’s on Today? Don's big swim

People wanting to do their bit to help raise money for five-year-old James Reid will be able to do just that at... read more

Mount man drowned helping son

A Mount Maunganui man drowned after going to the aid of his son at the base of Rere Rockslide in Gisborne, a coroner's... read more


Flying procedures robust

The New Zealand Defence Force welcomes the findings of a Transport Accident Investigation Commission Report into... read more

GoPro competition up and running

It's the perfect weather for getting out and about on the water, and exploring the Whakatane District this summer. Whakatane... read more

$1.36 million cycleway approved

The construction of a shared-use cycleway and walkway from the bottom of Gorge Road to White Horse Drive in Whakatane... read more


It's time to salsa with tomatoes

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef A few friends, who are fellow garden enthusiasts, and I more

Tarting up summerfruit on the barbecue

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef Rustic peach and baked semolina flan  The summer more

Global Monthly Temperatures: January 1979 to October 2014

Weather Eye with John Maunder A superimposed graph of five global monthly temperatures January 1979 to October 2014 is shown below. As the base more

Relax while grazing summertime salads

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef Finally summer has arrived and a more casual relaxed more


A sheep keeping cool in a chimney. Photo by Julie McGowan.
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