1. Willing buyers snap up traps

An accidental invention has become big business for Te Puke pest control expert Neale Blaymires.

2. SH2 now open after crash, Katikati without power

The man who crashed his 4WD into a power pole, forcing the closure of State Highway 2 this morning, allegedly ran from the scene and attempted to hitch a ride with other drivers.

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3. Bridges defends dolphin decision despite protest

A protest is planned outside the Tauranga office of Simon Bridges as the war between environmentalists and the Energy and Resources Minister escalates.

4. Crash outside Tauranga Primary closes a lane

A woman and her child were on the way to the Hospital when they collided with another car outside Tauranga Primary School this afternoon.

5. Rena: Govt accused of stalling

A local iwi group has accused the Government of trying to stall an urgent Rena-related Waitangi Tribunal claim lodged a year ago.