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'Lucky touch': The store that's sold million-dollar Lotto tickets
The Whakatāne store owners have now sold an $8.3m-winning ticket to go with a $12.25m win.
Mobility scooter crash: Dedicated gardener bought plants the day he died
A relative says Eddie Duffy often made the long ride to Bunnings to buy more blooms.
Sweets and hand-knitted toys amoung generous donations
The foodbank urges people to continue providing much-needed support.
Police name 88-year-old killed in mobility scooter crash
The crash, also involving a motorbike, happened on Tuesday morning in Rotorua's CBD.
'It could be anyone': Dad and daughter leave touching tribute after fatal crash
The man died at the scene after a crash between his mobility scooter and a motorcycle.
Just hanging out: Sam Smith's adventurous Rotorua holiday
Sam Smith and designer Christian Cowan were spotted in Rotorua last week.
Mobility scooter driver dies in crash involving motorcycle
The crash closed a major intersection for several hours.
'I did a little prayer': Witnesses hear 'bang' as mobility scooter, motorbike crash
Emergency services were called around 10.20am.
'Amazing' first week: Generous donations flow in to foodbank
Regular and new supporters have been donating.
The Grinch outdoor movie night all set to help foodbank
The Hits Christmas in the Park is in partnership with Pacific Toyota.
Christmas Appeal: Foodbank shares donation wishlist
What will you be donating to the Foodbank this year?
Worse than in Covid: 'Record' need as homeowners, fulltime workers turn to foodbank
"The rainy day is here right now," foodbank manager Nicki Goodwin says.
'Gobsmacked': Grieving husband says Jehovah's Witness targeted him with letter
The letter 'preaching God's Kingdom' arrived about three weeks after his wife died.
'Smell of an oily rag': Murder of wife with Alzheimer's shows need for more dementia support
Experts speak after 'tragic' case of man who killed wife in retirement village.
'Enormous concern': Beggar punches McDonald’s manager at drive-through
Busy restaurant sees spike in beggars fighting over "lucrative" spot.
Charlotte Yates Q&A: On Katherine Mansfield, seven songwriters and taking risks
The Tauranga Arts Festival runs until October 29.
Stacey Leilua Q&A: From working with The Rock to starring in The Savage Coloniser
The Tauranga Arts Festival will run from October 19-29.
Q&A: Jesse Griffin brings his comedic cowboy Wilson Dixon to Tauranga
The Tauranga Arts Festival will run from October 19-29.
Kip Chapman Q&A: His out-of-this-world show, curious career and poultry phobia
He is one of a host of artists performing in the Tauranga Arts Festival.
'Chaos': Don Brash and partner flee Israel after war breaks out
On their drive to the airport, there was an 'eerie feeling that trouble was near'.
'Traumatising': Roadworkers shot at, abused, threatened amid 'shocking' delays
The incidents come as the city grapples with delays linked to bridge roadworks.
80yo charged with murdering his wife at Mount Maunganui retirement village
Jean Ann Salter, 78, was found deceased yesterday.
'Like snow': Hailstorm stops cars on State Highway 33
A sunny day quickly turned into a driving hailstorm in the Bay of Plenty.
'Illegal’ activities: Police investigating after hundreds of street racers disrupt city
Two people have also been arrested after throwing bottles at police.
Tensions over lake closure: Fisherman's 'threat' to dig up jetty blockade
Police say there was no threat, rather frustrations expressed 'colourfully'.
'Safeguard our Rotomoana': Rāhui considered for lakes to avoid clam invasion
"It is our shared responsibility to collaborate in the best interest of all our lakes."
Environmental terrorism fears: Lake closes to boats, anglers to keep out 'monster'
Closure of 'trophy' trout lake on eve of fishing season a 'blow to anglers' - Fish & Game
Police forensics examining vehicle believed to be involved in serious crash
Police are calling on the public for any information or footage to help the investigation.
'Consequences, not holidays': Mum's horror at penalty after son kicked in face
His mother says the school's punishment decision after the 'vicious' attack is too light.
Car smashes into property: Police probe if driver forced vehicle off road and gun involved
Four people in the car were taken to hospital in serious and critical conditions.
Congestion eases on Hewletts Rd after morning incident
Iwi protest over long-running issue in Tauranga.
Mum living near 'scary' geothermal mud pot may move if it keeps growing
She is concerned the council did not tell her when the hole grew in late August.
'Sick to my stomach': Mall business latest ram-raid target
The gift shop owner never thought something like this would happen to him.
From playing on concrete to their very first Aims Games
Students from the East Coast school Te Kura ō Manutuke are excited to be in Tauranga.
Aims Games: Thousands of students party at the opening ceremony
It's the largest games, with more than 22,000 officials, supporters, and junior athletes.
New $340k fire pump truck likely written off in crash
It crashed and rolled on Thursday around 10am.
'Daily' fights at bus stop where girl attacked, teens feel 'so unsafe'
One principal isn't letting her children take the bus anymore following the attacks.
Girl 'collapsed' after public beating, second shocking attack in week
Police say they will be increasing their presence in the area, especially after school.