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Monday, April 24, 2017


Missing boy located

UPDATED 9.35AM: Police report Tematau has now been found. He was located at an address in Paeroa this morning and is safe and well. Police would like... read more

Beached yacht's three hour rescue tow

The skipper of a beached yacht near Opito Point did everything right according to coastguard volunteers who had to tow the yacht to safety. Whitianga... read more

More under-13s seeing the doctor

New Ministry of Health data shows the average number of GP visits for under-13s has increased almost 14 per cent between July and December 2016, compared... read more

Aurora Australis dance in night sky

Those who looked up at the night sky in the weekend were treated to a rare sight, with the Aurora Australis dancing in the sky on two consecutive nights. The... read more

Rotorua event up for excellence award

Hot on the heels of another successful Crankworx Rotorua event, the New Zealand leg of the international mountain biking festival has been announced as... read more

When Raewyn entertained Vera

It was the day the Tauranga hairdresser sang for the forces' sweetheart herself. “Vera just asked me if I knew any of her songs,” says Raewyn... read more


More horses racing, more people watching

Bigger fields and more people attending Tauranga race meetings is the hoped result of a $24 million boost to the... read more


Tauranga teen's kind act goes global

A Bay of Plenty teenager has won global praise online after a video of her buying groceries for a complete stranger... read more


Eight mussel barges issued notices

Maritime New Zealand teamed up with Maritime Police to conduct health and safety inspections on 15 mussel barges... read more

Busy Easter for Pauanui SLSC

Trust Waikato Pauanui Surf Life Saving Club's last patrol for the 2016/17 season over Easter proved to be very,... read more


Police cleared over non-fatal shooting

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found two officers were justified in shooting a man following a domestic... read more


Bay man killed in Waitomo crash

Police have named the Bay of Plenty man who died in a truck crash in the Waikato yesterday morning. He was 56-year-old... read more


Gareth Morgan’s Tauranga roadshow

Maori own the water, all wealth needs to be taxed, and if you're rich, expect your superannuation to be cut. Those... read more

Chilly weather to grip the country

Summer continues to fade away, especially for those more northern regions still sweating under hot weather as... 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


Beauty after the storm. Photo: Tracy Hardy. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty.