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Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Are Mallowpuffs the best biscuit?

“Done enough for a Mallowpuff?” It's a common saying in New Zealand, and now it appears iconic biscuit has indeed done enough to impress Bay... read more

Tauranga murders in history

Murder cases forever remain in the mind of investigators, no matter how many years have passed, says Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner. Murders play... read more

Horan’s political future on hold

Politics in the Horan household are closed for the time being as NZ Independent Coalition leader Brendan Horan and his party “grieve” a disappointing... read more

Moulding future sevens stars

Organisers of an elite Bay of Plenty rugby sevens academy aiming to unearth the game's future stars believe they are on to a winner with what is to become... read more

Owner of stolen rifle sought

Eastern Bay Police are looking for the owner of a rifle found in Whakatane this week. Senior Sergeant Yvonne Parker says police believe the Remington Woodmaster... read more


Fine week ahead in EBOP

The Eastern Bay looks set to have a respite from the recent wet weather with fine weather forecast for the area... read more


Cunliffe clings to leader position

David Cunliffe will not give up his role as leader of the Labour Party on his own, instead opting to place his... read more

Jewellery thief back in jail

The 27-year-old man linked to a burglary of Bethlehem Jewellers in January has been sentenced to three years and... read more

Teenager indecently assaulted

UPDATED: After receiving information from the community, Taupo Police are no longer seeking anyone in relation... read more

Hospitals' gear goes walking

While hospitals across the country report doses of drugs and incubators going missing, in the Bay of Plenty patients... read more

Home and away, and home again

Frank's back. The 6.5kg Flemish giant rabbit has arrived home in Otumoetai after three weeks of custody confusion,... read more


Magpies keep the Ranfurly Shield

Hawke's Bay defeated the Steamers 36-17 in Napier this afternoon to keep the Ranfurly Shield. The Steamers last... read more

Strong field for Carrus

The battle of New Zealand's top golfers swings into competitive action this week with the start of the Carrus Open... read more


Spring into some healthy choices

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef Spring is one of those times of the year, when we're more

Steamers’ shield challenge excitement

Sideline Sid Sports correspondant & historian Sideline Sid is over the moon with news of the Steamers securing a more

A Healthy, Active Partnership

Kirsty Carling Early Childhood Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty Sport Bay of Plenty's early childhood team has been promoting the benefit of more

The Fountain of Youth

Insider's Guide to the Festival with Liz French I'd be kidding myself to think I was still drinking from the fountain of youth. For goodness more


Kowhai trees on Mount Maunganui. Photo by Christine Willoughby.
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