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Mary Poppins pops into children’s ward

Mary Poppins, accompanied by chimney-sweep Bert, called in to the children's ward at Tauranga Hospital on Saturday. "We've come up 'ere to the children's ward, just to give the kiddies some 'lil colouring books and some pencils,"...... Read More

Little Yoga Festival a little hit

Yoga enthusiasts and fans of alternative arts and wellness flocked to May Street Reserve in Mount Maunganui to experience the Little Yoga Festival. The boutique festival boasted workshops, food, and live music, and for some was the perfect way to usher...... Read More

Bird’s nest sparks city centre fire callout

  A bird's nest may be the culprit for a fire callout to one of Hamilton's main-street eateries, reports Stuff. Firefighters with a ladder truck were at The Bank Bar and Brasserie around 5pm on Wednesday. They were called to investigate...... Read More

Spa to boost Rotorua globally

The development of a new luxury spa and wellness centre on Rotorua’s lakefront is expected to reinforce Rotorua’s position on the global stage. The latest development Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa by Pukeroa Oruawhata Group is due to open...... Read More

Drag race fuelled by taxpayer money

The government is “sucking up” tax payers money and changes need to be made says David Seymour. ACT leader David Seymour, along with ACT candidates Brook van Velden, Bruce Carley, and Stuart Pedersen, met with locals at Red Square in Downtown...... Read More

Te Ururoa’s campaign for Waiariki

Incumbent Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell might be Minister for Maori Development and Maori Party co-leader, but he’s still got time to campaign in his electorate seat. The fourth-term MP has been travelling the length and breadth of the large...... Read More

National fund $69.2m to NZ conservation

New Zealand’s leading pest programme will now receive $69.2 million over the next four years to achieve complete eradication by 2050. Prime Minister Bill English, alongside MP’s Maggie Barry, Todd Muller and Simon Bridges met with Bay locals...... Read More

Drone footage shows progress on Chch motorway

A wet winter hasn’t hampered work on the $195 million Christchurch Southern Motorway - Stage 2 (CSM2) project, with more than 300,000 cubic metres of earth moved, two new local roads built and the first of eight bridges almost complete. New drone...... Read More

Seal takes up sleeping spot under car

A seal sleeping under a car in Mount Maunganui caused a bit of a stir this morning. Two police officers were on seal watch after the fur seal was found under a white car on Pacific Ave. Alarm bells were this morning, after a nearby resident raised...... Read More

Fire rips through Tauranga home

One person suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation when a fire broke out in a two storey block of units near the Tauranga CBD. Firefighters received multiple calls to the fire, which was on the corner of Chapel and Brown streets just after 6.30pm. When...... Read More

Seal Watch: 2017

  More seals are popping up at the Mount to enjoy the warmer weather now that spring is on its way. The cute little pinnipeds have been delighting – and occasionally terrifying – Tauranga and Mount Maunganui residents they share the...... Read More

Solutions for overcoming P

Emotions were raw under the surface at the methamphetamine “P- A Solutions Seminar” in Maungatapu recently. Grandparents, parents, siblings, and other family members from all walks of life gathered to listen to speakers outline the key...... Read More

New roads to benefit the Bay of Plenty

The government has announced new ‘Roads of National Significance’ that will cost $10.5 billion to build – among them the Tauranga-Katikati section of State Highway 2. Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller says the infrastructure investment...... Read More

The mystery of the tree cone

How did the cone make its way up the Norfolk Pine? It may sound like an opening line to a joke, but it’s a genuine question some people are asking themselves in Mount Maunganui this week. Rosalie Liddle Crawford joined The Breeze breakfast...... Read More

Help for flood stricken Canterbury and Otago

The New Zealand Defence Force mobilised an additional 120 troops in the weekend to help flood-stricken areas in Canterbury and Otago. It has now deployed at least a dozen trucks, 140 personnel and an ambulance to help tackle the floods. Two...... Read More

Hundreds turn out for protest march

Hundreds of local iwi members and supporters gathered at the bend of Te Puna Station Road, in Tauranga, from where they began their protest hikoi against Hauraki interests in Tauranga Moana.  Banners and flags ready, they stood in the morning...... Read More

Power restored in Ruapehu as more snow forecast

Ruapehu District Council Emergency Management Centre Controller Clive Manley says that it had been quite overnight with no new requests for welfare assistance. “All of council’s offices including Raetihi and the Ohakune i-SITE will...... Read More

Snow hits the Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty has not escaped the storm with snow being dumped in Mamaku this morning. Residents have taken to Facebook in the last hour reporting the snow fall. Temperatures are reported to be around one degree in Mamaku, four degrees in Rotorua...... Read More

Narrow escape for car on Kaimai Ranges

A driver has learnt how not to overtake the hard way after running out of room to pass a truck on the Kaimai Ranges. Dash cam footage recorded by a witness captured the incident, in which a white car attempts to overtake a heavy truck on the Waikato...... Read More