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Monday, November 24, 2014


FOT model may boost kiwifruit returns

Changing the way fruit is delivered to customers in international markets may improve returns for New Zealand kiwifruit growers. Kiwifruit off loaded from... read more

Air Force first in mentoring

The Royal New Zealand Air Force is the first military in the world to be awarded gold accreditation for its mentoring programme by the International Standards... read more

Festival-goers pour into pavilion

Moss couches, a suspended forest, floating fountain, school gardens and a wildflower world are just some of the drawcards sucking in 400 visitors every... read more

Police seek witnesses to hit and run

Rotorua Police are seeking witnesses to a hit and run  in the city this morning, which happened when a car and motorcycle collided at the intersection... read more

BayTrust unveils first CEO

Bay of Plenty community funder BayTrust has a new leader, with Alastair Rhodes appointed chief executive following a recent organisational restructure. Alastair... read more

Big spend on Rugby World Cup

Between them, Robert Bain and Gary Smith have invested the thick end of $100,000 in the All Blacks winning the Rugby World Cup next year. Still one year... read more


Great blues tunes to boogie to

Fans of the Marchwood Blues Picnic better get their tickets quick as 2015 will be the biggest and best picnic to... read more

Industry "ill-prepared" for Psa

A lack of biosecurity preparation from the government and the kiwifruit industry almost certainly worsened the... read more

Three ties of tennis in Tauranga

Blustery conditions made it very difficult for the Wilson Regional Premier Interclub Tennis players who contested... read more

New approach to gang harm

A new Gang Intelligence Centre will be at the heart of a whole-of-government approach to reducing harm caused by... read more

Bay warned of Spark scam

Bay of Plenty Police are reminding the public of the dangers around fraudsters as a scam relating to Spark customers... read more

Awards joy for Mosaic Music

Tauranga's Mosaic Music are celebrating after taking home the Best Gospel Christian Album award at last night's... read more


Trout poachers found guilty

Two Eastern Bay of Plenty men will be sentenced after being found guilty of poaching up to 60 spawning trout from... read more

Stolen bike owner found

A 21-year-old woman is facing theft charges after a stolen bike was recovered by police in Whakatane on Monday. The... read more


A unique everyday pie

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef Every day in this country thousands of pies are devoured – more

Disguising vegetables of despise

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef This season's produce is in full swing – and while 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


Pilot Bay sunset. Photo by Linda Howe. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.