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Saturday, March 25, 2017


New social housing model launched

Cabinet ministers were on hand to show government support for its new social housing model at a ceremonial function in Tauranga on Friday. From next month... read more

Warren found guilty of police shooting

A man accused of shooting four police armed offenders squad members in the Bay of Plenty has been found guilty of all six charges he faced. Rhys Warren,... read more

Rain moving across the North Island

People in the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel are being warned to take an umbrella to work with them today. The MetService is ‘moderately confident'... read more

Growers vote to support kiwifruit levy

Kiwifruit growers have voted strongly in support of their representative organisation, New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc, continuing to work on their... read more

Four dead in Westminster attack

  Four people have died in the Westminster terror attack, including a police officer who was stabbed and his attacker, Scotland Yard's top anti-terror... read more


Search continues for missing boatie

The search for a person believed to have been on a boat found overturned off the Tauranga Coast is expected to... read more

Resupply mission to the Kermadecs

About 50 staff and 15 tonnes of equipment and building material is being transported to Raoul Island this week... read more

Tairua Wharf project ‘proceeding nicely’

Dismantling work on the Tairua Wharf and Boat Ramp is now underway, with the floating crane and construction equipment... read more

The pull of the Beach Hop

Wild horses couldn't keep Nigel Hanmore and his new Mustang away from the Beach Hop this weekend. The Whitianga... read more

SH25A Kopu-Hikuai Rd 50th anniversary

This week marks a significant milestone in the history of one of Coromandel Peninsula's key access routes. On... read more


Search underway near Mayor Island

   UPDATED 9.33AM: Police have confirmed another search is underway near Mayor Island this morning following... read more

Rare art collection goes to auction

Tauranga collector Koula Vellinga's private collection of New Zealand art will soon be going under the... read more


International students worth billions

New research shows the economic benefits of international education across New Zealand to be in the billions of... 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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