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Saturday, November 01, 2014


Review seeks forestry overhaul

Sweeping safety changes from the top down are being recommended for New Zealand's forestry sector in order to turn around what is the country's most dangerous... read more

Spring Festival in the park

A spring extravaganza for all to enjoy is taking place in Te Puke this afternoon. The Te Puke Community Board is celebrating the Te Puke Community Development... read more

From Thames Kiwi to USA Eagle

Tomorrow morning when the All Blacks take on the USA Eagles there will be one Thames family who will be cheering on the American underdogs. Thames ex-pat... read more

Firefighters descend on ASB Arena

Around 500 firefighters have gathered at ASB Arena this weekend for the United Fire Brigades' Association 2014 Annual General Meeting and Conference. The... read more

Qualifying rounds of Condor Sevens

Bay of Plenty and Taranaki each host qualifiers for the BNZ Condor Sevens this weekend. The winners of both boys and both girls competitions – along... read more


Tourist van fire confirmed arson

The fire of a van in Opotiki on Sunday morning has been confirmed as an arson as police continue to investigate... read more

Concert for Diane a success

A concert to raise money for Bay of Plenty woman Diane Wilson is being hailed a success by organisers. The money... read more

Bay man on historic sex charges

The trial for a 63-year-old man facing a raft of historic child sex abuse charges has begun. The former Bay of... read more


New lower alcohol limit Dec 1

Police and road safety agencies are reminding motorists the new lower alcohol limit for adult drivers comes into... read more

Barrier replacements on walkway

The installation of replacement barrier rails on the West End-Otarawairere Bay section of the Nga Tapuwae o Toi... read more

Mass appeal for Bay supplements

A passion for fitness and lack of affordable workout supplements in New Zealand saw three Te Puke men set up their... read more

Changeable spring weather continues

The Bay of Plenty will see a brief break in the squally rain seen on Wednesday before another downpour hits the... read more

Drugs and cash seized in raid

Hawke's Bay Police have seized $125,000 worth of methamphetamine and $310,000 in cash after the termination... read more


Mastering a mud-filled art

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Summer's here and I know what you are all thinking. Wouldn't it be cool to walk on mud? more

Tofu steak for dinner – are you kidding me or what?

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef Tofu is cholesterol-free, low in fat, high in protein and more

Skinny love - Support network for sacked mannequins

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits On the day NZ gained membership of the UN Security Council, one of the major news stories more

'Use or lose' your lifestyle choices

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder A few decades ago an active lifestyle was normal – most people had no choice. We're designed to walk and move, more


Springtime. By Mike McAvoy. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.