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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Serious crash closes Thames highway

Police have confirmed they are in attendance at a serious crash on State Highway 26 in Thames this evening. A statement released a short time ago confirmed... read more

Four dead, two injured in Waikato crash

Reports are emerging of a crash near Thames that has claimed the lives of four people and left another two people seriously injured. Emergency services... read more

Red Fox cold case re-opens

Police are re-opening their investigation into the Red Fox Tavern murder, the 1987 shooting in Maramarua, of tavern proprietor Chris Bush. Chris was shot... read more

A $178M boost for tourism infrastructure

This year's budget will include a $178 million tourism infrastructure package that will fund projects like new carparks, toilets and freedom camping facilities. The... read more

ATM masquerades as phone box

A bright red 1938 telephone box has been transformed into a money machine and installed in Tairua's main street this week in what is likely to be the... read more

Natzke ready to set Europe ablaze

Waikato motocross rider and former New Zealand 125cc senior champion Josiah Natzke celebrated his maiden Grand Prix win he in Latvia at the weekend. The... read more



Hammerhead shark found on Papamoa Beach

Photos of a hammerhead shark discovered washed up on the shore at Papamoa beach has surfaced online. The photos... read more

Ruben the Road Safety Bear's new book

Waikato Regional Council's road safety mascot Ruben the Bear stars in a new matariki-themed book aimed at making... read more

Chloe conquers her mountain challenge

UPDATED 12.15PM: A young girl who has severe asthma and bronchiectasis has successfully trekked to the summit... read more

Ain't no mountain high enough for Chloe

It'll be a mountain of a challenge, but Tauranga's Chloe Crump is more than up for it. On Saturday the four-year-old... read more

Celebrating Hauraki-Coromandel business

The top business in the Hauraki-Coromandel will be showcased and celebrated with an awards ceremony for the first... read more


Big turnout for marine plan meeting

More than 150 people turned out to a public meeting focussing on New Zealand's first marine spatial plan Sea Change... read more

Big tick for fisheries management

The Ministry for Primary Industries latest stock assessments show most of New Zealand's commercial fisheries are... read more

A battle of attrition

This season's New Zealand Enduro Championships has so far been a battle of attrition, although it is still too... 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



The Lovely Mount Maunganui beach. Photo: Denis Player.

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