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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Changes to work breaks sought

Claims a new bill will see the end of smoko breaks are being refuted by the Government. Labour MP Andrew Little claims the Employment Relations Amendment... read more

Fatal crash driver twice the limit

A Palmerston North man killed in a head-on crash on the Desert Road last year was twice the legal limit and speeding, says a coroner's reports. Ahmad Jawid... read more

Labour Day hours

Whakatane District Council's main office will be closed Monday in observance of Labour Day. Most Council services will either have reduced opening hours... read more

Proposed museum redevelopment

A series of recommendations for the proposed redevelopment of the Whakatane Museum and Research Centre will be considered by the Whakatane District Council... read more

Riding from Matata to Rotorua

The inaugural tour of the Bay of Plenty takes place this weekend and motorists are being asked to be extra vigilant and keep an eye out for cyclists on... read more

What's on Today?

More than 180 sheets of plywood, four pallets of rubber and 13,000 tons of industrial athletic gear has been brought into ASB Arena ahead of the New Zealand... read more


$750K of synthetic drugs seized

Police raids in the Bay of Plenty have seen $750,000 worth of synthetic drugs and more than $150,000 in cash seized. Search... read more

Calls for fatal free weekend

In the past five years, 11 people have died and another 31 were seriously injured in Labour Weekend Crashes on... read more

Patrol season underway

It's all hands on deck for surf lifesavers on the beach this Labour Weekend in what marks the start of the summer... read more


Calls to arm police full-time

A spate of recent gun crimes has prompted calls for police officers to be armed at all times. NZPA president Greg... read more

Machinery accident in Kawerau

A person has been flown to Rotorua Hospital after being trapped in a machine at a Kawerau business. St John Paramedics,... read more

Retail sector gets ‘shot in the arm'

Retail entrepreneur Suzie Johnson will administer a ‘shot in the arm' for the local retail sector later this... read more

Sunny start to long weekend

The start of Labour Weekend looks to be a sunny one. A front followed by a cold southwest change is expected to... read more


International flights a no go

Prospects of future international flights jetting into Tauranga have been met with a firm no, with airport officials... read 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

A rash of curious ailments

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits We've had a rash of responses to our column last week, on curious ailments. more

Taming the tamarillo again

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef It's that time of year, when there a lot of excitement more


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