Top five stories for Wednesday, June 18

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Palm Beach Plaza manager David Hill
Palm Beach Plaza manager David Hill

1. 1000 new jobs in mall revamp

A multi-million dollar redevelopment of Papamoa's Palm Beach Plaza will see the size of the shopping complex increase by 50 per cent and provide 1000 jobs for tradespeople.

2. Nabbed drink drivers ''horrendous'' - police

A 32-year-old woman blew more than three times the legal limit for drink driving in a week long crack down by the Western Bay of Plenty police.

3. Breakthrough for Rena business action group

Rena's owners and insurers have spoken about their settlement with aggrieved Tauranga business operators, following a two-day court ordered mediation process.

4. Tauranga child hit by a car

A 9-year-old child was taken to Tauranga Hospital after being hit by a car this morning.

5. Tay St beach to get surf base

Swimming between the flags will be introduced next summer to Tauranga's second most popular beach in the peak Christmas-New Year holiday season.

- BAY OF PLENTY TIMES

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