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Saturday, October 22, 2016


Boat speed crackdown promise

A hard line on speeding boats, and jet skis in Tauranga harbour is promised this summer in a ‘no excuses' policy announced by Maritime New Zealand. The... read more

Zespri wins twice at Innovation Awards

The success of Zespri's SunGold Kiwifruit continues after winning two awards at the New Zealand Innovation Awards. Zespri won the Sustained Innovation... read more

UPDATED: Man stabbed in Paeroa

UPDATED 1PM: A 43-year-old man who was stabbed in Paeroa overnight is in a serious but stable condition in Waikato Hospital. Police say the victim suffered... read more

Elderly Hamilton woman missing

Police are appealing for any information that will help locate an elderly Hamilton woman who's been missing for more than a week. Joan Gringley, 68, was... read more

No winter respite for lifesavers

Surf lifesaving patrols start this Labour Weekend – but you can be forgiven for thinking the lifesavers have taken a well-deserved break during... read more



Cold sores under attack from bees

Cold sores, the unsightly social occasion killer. But a Tauranga healthcare entrepreneur believes he's on the... read more

Cops out to prove they’re ‘top dog’

Three New Zealand Police dogs and their handlers are heading to Melbourne this weekend in a bid to retain individual... read more


Buckle up, Buttercup

‘Buckle up, Buttercup' – that's police's message this Labour Weekend. With a sharp increase in the... read more

NZ’s record breaking net migration

The net gain of migrants arriving in New Zealand in the year to September 30 has set a new all time high, according... read more


‘Band-aid solutions’ for dirty water

A small number of water suppliers are dealing with contaminated water problems through band-aid solutions, according... read more

Plan ahead to avoid delays

The New Zealand Transport Agency is reminding drivers to plan ahead to avoid delays and stay safe this Labour... read more

New Māui dolphin estimate encouraging

A new estimate of Māui dolphin numbers is encouraging for the future of the species, say Primary Industries Minister... read more

Lots of love for Homes of Hope

The One Love Festival is returning to Tauranga next February and once again they're making a generous donation... 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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