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Wednesday, September 03, 2014


Candidates discuss environment

Environmental politics will come to the forefront tonight as Bay of Plenty political candidates discuss environmental policies at a public meeting. The... read more

Lack of seatbelt sees 157 fined

Police have issued 157 fines to people in the Eastern Bay of Plenty who have been caught not wearing their seatbelts. Whakatane Police are focusing on... read more

Fine predictions for Bay

The wet weather predicted for the Bay of Plenty this week is no longer, with the MetService now forecasting fine days in the region until Friday. Last... read more

Fiery warning for 'idiotic' trend

Fears children may turn to the latest “idiotic” trend of setting fire to themselves is prompting one Tauranga school principal to take proactive... read more


Sleeping children in stolen car

Bay of Plenty Police are asking for the public's help to find a 1990 black Toyota Celica stolen with two sleeping... read more

Higher speed internet a reality

Council is seeking the views of local businesses and individuals on the level and location of demand for higher... read more

Truck crash on SH2

A truck and car have crashed on State Highway 2, about 2km south of Matata this morning. There are no reports of... read more

Festival touted biggest yet

The culmination of months of work to deliver the most comprehensive festival programme in the NZ Garden & Art... read more


Extra signage for roundabout

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

Driver in hospital after car flips

UPDATED: The driver of a vehicle that crashed and ended up on its roof in Matata this afternoon is in Whakatane... 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... read more

Stranded cutter towed to Tauranga

The pilothouse cutter Checkmate has been re-floated and towed to Tauranga after grounding near Motuhoura (Whale... read more


Garden & Art Festival – that’s an understatement!

Insider's Guide to the Festival with Liz French The launch of the NZ Garden & Art Festival programme this week finally reveals what I've more

1816: The year without a summer

Weather Eye with John Maunder As discussed in a previous Weathereye, 1816 was ‘The year without a summer', caused by dust from Mount 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


Baby fur seal at Moturiki. By Rob Vile.
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