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Friday, May 26, 2017

A $178M boost for tourism infrastructure

This year's budget will include a $178 million tourism infrastructure package that will fund projects like new carparks, toilets and freedom camping facilities. The... read more

Natzke ready to set Europe ablaze

Waikato motocross rider and former New Zealand 125cc senior champion Josiah Natzke celebrated his maiden Grand Prix win he in Latvia at the weekend. The... read more

New structure proposed for IRD

Inland Revenue's transformation has entered a new phase with the opening of staff consultation on the implementation of a new structure for the department. The... read more

$60 million more for Pharmac

Pharmac, the government agency that decides which pharmaceuticals to publicly fund in New Zealand, is set to receive an extra $60 million over four years. Health... read more

Chiefs dominate in home game

Charlie Ngatai put a year of uncertainty behind him while Stephen Donald turned the clock back even further in a crushing win for the Chiefs over... read more

Duck season starts with a bang

Thousands of game bird hunters turned out for the start of a new hunting season which Fish & Game predicts will be one of the best in years.  ... read more



Hammerhead shark found on Papamoa Beach

Photos of a hammerhead shark discovered washed up on the shore at Papamoa beach has surfaced online. The photos... read more

Ruben the Road Safety Bear's new book

Waikato Regional Council's road safety mascot Ruben the Bear stars in a new matariki-themed book aimed at making... read more

Chloe conquers her mountain challenge

UPDATED 12.15PM: A young girl who has severe asthma and bronchiectasis has successfully trekked to the summit... read more

Ain't no mountain high enough for Chloe

It'll be a mountain of a challenge, but Tauranga's Chloe Crump is more than up for it. On Saturday the four-year-old... read more

Celebrating Hauraki-Coromandel business

The top business in the Hauraki-Coromandel will be showcased and celebrated with an awards ceremony for the first... read more


Big turnout for marine plan meeting

More than 150 people turned out to a public meeting focussing on New Zealand's first marine spatial plan Sea Change... read more

Big tick for fisheries management

The Ministry for Primary Industries latest stock assessments show most of New Zealand's commercial fisheries are... read more

A battle of attrition

This season's New Zealand Enduro Championships has so far been a battle of attrition, although it is still too... read more


Putting your best foot forward

Scott Simpson Coromandel MP It's really important that our children get the best start in life and that means ensuring they are able to go to more

Making a positive difference in meaningful ways

Scott Simpson Coromandel MP I know how our local communities value strong social services – and particularly health services – more

Rice is a nice autumn snack

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef There is always some form of rice in the pantry. Recently, more

Weight loss and food addictions

Leigh Elder Eat for keeps  This week we take a look at weight loss resistance, a problem which affects many people. Generally men lose more


An afternoon surf. Photo by Josh Casey. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty.