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Monday, February 20, 2017


Poor waves in Papamoa

Participants at the Barrett Homes New Zealand Longboard and SUP Open forged their way through a full day of surfing in small conditions at Papamoa Beach... read more

Tattoo expo proves popular in Tauranga

Tauranga's Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre was jam packed with both ardent tattoo fanatics and the curious alike for the New Zealand International Tattoo... read more

Enduro Nationals kick off this weekend

The hard men and women of off-road motorcycle racing get their season underway with the opening round of the New Zealand Enduro Championships this weekend. It's... read more

Cooper determined to consolidate lead

The 2017 New Zealand Motocross Championships is quickly building into another classic top of the table Kiwi versus Aussie battle. With the four-round... read more

Wakeboarding in Papamoa waterways

As they old saying goes, ‘If life gives you lemons, make lemonade'. So what do you do if life gives you buckets and buckets of rain? Well, you bust... read more


One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

There'll be a lot of happy local anglers when this year's Decoro Blue Water Classic wraps up today. A wide variety... read more

Fisher flexes muscles at canoe champs

Hawke's Bay Aimee Fisher won her first New Zealand K1 200m kayaking title at Lake Karapiro on Friday. Dominating... read more

Top Kiwi surfers heading to Papamoa

Papamoa Beach will play host to the Barrett Homes New Zealand Longboard and Stand Up Paddle Open this weekend.... read more

Body confirmed to be Carissa Avison

Police have formally identified the body of a woman found in Woodhill Forest, Muriwai on Wednesday night. In a... read more

Heavy rain & thunderstorms on the way

Batten down the hatches as the MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.... read more


Bonus rebate for EastPack growers

EastPack Limited growers are to receive a 35 per cent bonus rebate of 7 cents per tray, increasing the total rebate... read more

New Thames gym rising from the ground

The new sports facility being built at Thames High School is quickly taking shape, with the foundations in place... read more


New species discovered in Kermadecs

The seafood industry is welcoming the discovery of new Kermadec fish species. Industry has long recognised the... 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


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