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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

Experts working to benefit NZ’s marine biosecurity

A new technology with the ability to revolutionise the detection of invasive marine pests in New Zealand waters is now being trialled at 14 laboratories around the world. The global experiment follows an international workshop attended by 30 experts...... Read More

Children learn the importance of water

Tahatai Coast Primary School children are learning real-life skills like compassion and empathy in their latest hands on project where every drop counts. Five classes of Year 5 and 6 students took to the streets in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui to refund-raise...... Read More

NZ closer to eradicating chickenpox - expert

A New Zealand scientist believes that chickenpox, a disease that can lead to serious complications and even death and that causes hundreds of hospitalisations annually, is closer to being eradicated in New Zealand. Dr Helen Petousis-Harris, director...... Read More

Greerton Village shows its heart

Greerton Village’s popular annual Yarn Bombing event is back.  Mainstreet Manager Sally Benning says a record 60 trees are being wrapped in colourful yarn that has been knitted, woven or crocheted this year. Yarn bombers aged four to 90...... Read More

Fatal plane crash scenario at airport

A training exercise at Tauranga Airport tested the skills of EMT trainees today as they dealt with a plane crash scenario. The scenario involved a crash where the pilot and co-pilot died and a number of others injured. All people involved were...... Read More

The chef and the onion

At the heart of Tauranga's emergency housing programme are some superb street food cooking classes. “Stephen Wilson is coming in regularly,” says Te Tuinga Whanau social worker Jena Young at one of the Cameron Rd houses. Chef Stephen...... Read More

$1.4 billion tunnel opens to public

Prime Minister Bill English and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have cut the ribbon to mark the completion of the $1.4 billion Waterview Tunnel. Simon says the Waterview Tunnel completion celebration today marks the biggest change in Auckland’s...... Read More

Maori deliver strong message on harbour

Local Maori are calling yesterday’s protests on the harbour a success, and believe their voice has now been heard. Tauranga iwi Ngai Te Rangi took to the water to protest a treaty negotiation settlement, which they say will give the Hauraki collective...... Read More

Support growing for Tauranga harbour protest

Hauraki are not Tauranga Moana – this is the message from Ngati Ranginui as further protest action gets underway in Mount Maunganui. Tauranga iwi Ngai Te Rangi are protesting a treaty negotiation settlement which they say will give the Hauraki...... Read More

Life, lungs and family

Twelve-year-old Te Ariki Berryman has good news and sad news. A student at Otumoetai Intermediate, and past delivery boy for The Weekend Sun, Te Ariki has also been training and competing for three years in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, achieving yellow belt...... Read More

Maori Kiwifruit Forum an industry first

The Maori Kiwifruit Growers Forum has been officially launched in Tauranga, representing a first for the kiwifruit industry. The forum has been created to advocate for the interests of Maori growers in the sector and is a partnership between Maori...... Read More

Breeding trials reveal mussel family secrets

Cawthron scientists have revealed preliminary findings from their Greenshell Mussel ocean acidification breeding trials. Dr Norman Ragg advised their trials indicate certain mussel families are more likely than others to survive predicted ocean...... Read More

One hundred years of service

A hundred years to the day of making a difference in the world brought members of the Papamoa Lions Club together for a special dinner this week. They further marked the occasion by inducting two new members into the club. The dinner was held at the...... Read More

Armed police in roadside arrest

A roadside arrest by armed police near Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty on Friday afternoon stopped traffic while the occupants of two cars were taken away by police. Police say four people from two vehicles were apprehended, and three of them later charged...... Read More

Extra support for Bay of Plenty farmers

The Government has today announced extra grants to help Bay of Plenty farmers and growers impacted by April’s storms and floods. Affected farmers and growers can apply for contributions from the new $200,000 Primary Industries Bay of Plenty Flood...... Read More