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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bay rugby mourns ex-All Black

A former All Black prop whose guiding hand helped the Bay of Plenty Steamers to the inaugural National Provincial Championship title has died. Eric James... read more

Police charity recipients chosen

Tauranga St John and Acorn Foundation are the two main recipients of this year's last Tauranga CIB Police Charity Luncheon. This is the 20th year the auction... read more

MPs take on Ryall's style

National MPs are wearing clashing shirts and ties to celebrate Tony Ryall's last speech in Parliament today. The Bay of Plenty MP, Health Minister and... read more

Boat stolen from Tauranga

Police are appealing for information about a Sea Nymph stolen from a Tauranga property on July 15. The boat had a 1986 Evinrude 70hp motor, coloured black... read more

Flu surge strains hospital

Tauranga Hospital is part of a growing list of national hospitals dealing with influx of acutely unwell patients, placing added pressure on staff and resources. But... read more


$15.6m high school development

A $15.6 million redevelopment of new facilities at Tarawera High School is underway in Kawerau following a ceremony... read more

Teen suffers suspected spinal injury

A 16-year-old girl is in Rotorua Hospital with suspected spinal injuries after a mountain biking accident. The... read more


Gull drops prices 10c a litre

Gull is once again discounting its fuel prices by 10 cents a litre from 7am until midday tomorrow. Gull New Zealand... read more

Fluoride backed by public health

The Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service is backing the use of fluoride in water and wants to ensure Bay of... read more

Heavy rain forecast in the Bay

Rain is expected to become heavy at times in the Eastern Bay this week as a strong northwest flow covers the country... read more


NZ Independent Coalition launched

About 50 people gathered at Omanu Surf Club to celebrate the launch of the NZ Independent Coalition Party overnight. Party... read more

Fire blackens two hectares

A scrub fire in Pukehina that saw firefighters battling flames of up to 4 metres has left more than two hectares... read more

Cellphone warning for drivers

Whakatane Police are calling for motorists to pay attention while driving following an increase in nose to tail... read more


Bag up those broccoli bargains

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef Sometimes your body tells you things – and somehow more

Why the chicken crossed the road

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Finally we have the answer to the most puzzling riddle: Why did the chicken cross the road? more

Coffee break cake

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef Sometimes situations beyond your control develop – more

Ring of Confidence bites the beagle

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits We are confident. It's official. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has checked, and we are more


Sunset from Maketu. By Morris Shaxon.
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