Sandra Conchie is a Multimedia Journalist for the Bay of Plenty Times based in Tauranga.
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11m wide tomo: SH29A to close two nights this week for repair work
Totara St was expected to reopen today.
Arson attack at a Kawerau school under investigation
A Kawerau school's playground fire is being treated as an arson.
Check your tickets: Tauranga Lotto punter $700k richer
A Tauranga Lotto punter won $700,000 with lucky Lotto strike ticket.
Tauranga residents urged to work from home for two days due to ‘severe congestion’
Motorists can expect major delays due to repairs on SH29A near Oropi
'Significant' toll: Ram-raiders leave staff reeling after smashing into liquor store
Alcohol worth more than $10,000 was stolen and the damage was extensive.
Thousands of people came together to mark Waitangi Day across Tauranga Moana in celebration and unity
Hundreds of people gathered at Waitangi Day celebrations events in Tauranga and Katikati.
Worker lived in garage alongside 19 others with no heating or insulation
A Tauranga labour contractor has pleaded guilty to worker exploitation charges.
'It’s like a gut punch': Family reveals harrowing impact of son's worksite death
"We are left with a small urn that holds Ethan’s ashes."
'Financial hit' for Cameron Rd stores as works - now set to cost $110m - continue
Construction began in 2021 with an $85m budget.
Man who died at home after crash was 'disorientated' at the scene, says witness
St John says the patient refused their staff's recommendation he be taken to hospital.
Chaos and violence: Mobster's crimes 'inevitable' from an early age, says judge
The drug dealer fled police for more than an hour, speeding through residential areas.
Watch: Car keeps veering into traffic in 'bloody scary' 25km drive
'We were all trying to get home safely and no one wanted to die on the way home.'
Fleeing drivers ‘deliberately taunting’ police by live-streaming their escapades
Trend emerges amid a dramatic increase in drivers fleeing police.
'Most painful time in our lives': Family call for help after deaths of dad, mum and son
'No one should have to lose so many people in such a short time.'
Harley Shrimpton case: Alleged kidnapper now faces murder charge
The accused has been granted interim name suppression.
'Such a joyful event': Annual Sikh parade draws crowds in Tauranga
"It’s cool people are happy to embrace our culture."
'Totally involved': Bethlehem College fire damages workshop - investigator
The cause of a workshop fire at Bethlehem College is under investigation.
130km/h in a 50 zone: Drug dealer with gun, meth flees police for an hour
Dramatic chase one of more than 800 BOP fleeing driver incidents in nine months.
Cha-ching! Big Lotto wins for Tauranga, Rotorua punters
One $333K win and two $15K wins coming to the Bay of Plenty.
Chopper case: Dog owner's son in court over abusive Facebook pages
'Don’t do anything stupid like that again', says judge.