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Sunday, March 01, 2015


Patients airlifted to hospital

It was a busy night for the Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter, which was called to two separate incidents overnight. The Rotorua-based BayTrust... read more

Chiefs crush Crusaders

A dominating performance has seen the Chiefs hammer the Crusaders 40-16 in round three action of Super Rugby in front of a vocal Waikato Stadium crowd... read more

More rain desperately needed

Recent rain is welcome but much more is needed to return soil moisture levels to normal, says Rick Powdrell, president of Bay of Plenty Federated Farmers. “Our... read more

MPs to discuss Te Puke speed

A trio of Bay of Plenty MPs have agreed to sit down and discuss the issue on speed limits on State Highway 2 around Te Puke as a strong public submission... read more

March to be warm and wet

The highs which have had a tight grip on the country recently look likely to take a break as we head into March. This is the best shot at getting some... read more

Fun event with a serious message

Opotiki A&P Show visitors experienced a ‘pop up' theatrical, song and dance show, which conveyed serious road safety messages aimed at young... read more


Central win back to back T20 championships

Rotorua Central are back to back Lonestar Tauranga T20 Championship winners after defeating Element IMF Cadets... read more

Youthful focus of research

A major research project into how best to support Bay of Plenty children in the first 1000 days of their lives,... read more

Concerns grow for missing man

Concerns are growing for a 27-year-old Ashburton man who has not been heard from since February 18. The parents... read more

Rotorua station award winner

One of the largest farms in the Rotorua district, a 1240 ha sheep and beef property, has won the supreme title... read more

43mm of rain in 24 hours

Thunder, lightning and rain lashed the Eastern Bay of Plenty last night, with predictions of more wild weather... read more

Future surf stars enjoy more spoils

Two of surf lifesaving's future stars kept their medal haul humming on the second day of the Oceans 15 New Zealand... read more

Woman mugged in Whakatane

Police are appealing for witnesses to a street robbery on Commerce St today. Whakatane Senior Sergeant Yvonne Parker... read more

Athletes’ classic battle

A tightly congested leader board heading into the final race in the Eves Triathlon series has all the makings for... read more


Wrapping it up

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef There have been many festivals and events during summer more

Cool as a cucumber

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef There is still plenty of heat in the sun at this time of more

Future crusades for Gareth Morgan

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Now that Gareth Morgan has lifted the lid on global warming; pinpointed the problem of the more

Passionate purple fruit wins hearts

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef The time of the year has come when the sun starts to ripen passionfruit, more


Birds’ eye view. Photo by Rob Vile.

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