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Toi Ohomai associate dean shares language journey as Māori Language Week begins
A Māori educator on how we can make te reo Māori 'a normal part of our everyday being'.
'We want everyone to have a say': Meet the people working to fix Links Ave
Reducing rat running isn't as easy as it seems, but a panel is hard at work on a solution.
Tied up and abandoned: 'Awesome' dog rescued after being 'dumped' in the bush
'It's crazy to think that humans can be that horrible.'
'Substantial legacy': Ngāi Tamarāwaho kaumatua Peri Kohu remembered
Kohu was 'first in line' to support Māori issues and was 'a calm voice of reason'.
'We don't even keep score': MP laments NZ's 'general malaise' in maiden speech
'It was actually the first time I read the speech without crying.'
'Made to feel like the other': Why MP wants 'discriminatory' law changed
Rawiri Waititi: "This is a stain on this country's democracy and it's a disgrace."
'One of our very best has now gone': Mourning Lady Kuia Morrison
'She can rest now knowing that her mokopuna have picked up the rākau.'
Meet the hidden workers who keep Tauranga's exports trucking along
The "dangerous business" you've never heard of that keeps Tauranga's exports running
'Matariki is ours' - Why our newest public holiday is important for all Kiwis
A celestial navigator on Matariki, family, and how to spot the constellation
'Hello, this could be a bomb': Scare in Mount Maunganui a first for boss
He said the police took 'the most prudent course of action' and 'brought in specialists'.
National plan to ban gang convoys in Tauranga 'ineffectual' - gang expert
National byelection candidate Sam Uffindell's idea for a member's bill comes under fire.
Police will 'bend over backwards' to find ram-raiders
A Thames business leader says ram-raids are 'demoralising' and 'frightening'.
'Let's do better': Women ridiculed on the Mount turn insult into empowerment
A group of women who were ridiculed on the Mauao track didn't let it stop them.
'An absolute crock': Residents, tourists fume over $150 bus lane fines
A petition to refund the fines has amassed thousands of signatures.
'Respected' councillor quits in public meeting, claims mayor 'shunned' him
The resignation came after a decision to discuss a controversial bill in private
'No one is listening': Lifestyle village residents claim rates 'unjust'
"We are just being hammered from all angles - but the council is the worst culprit."
'Ugly': Residents slam Tauranga's proposed civic revamp
Some residents say a museum is important but others fear it could be a 'white elephant'.
Maungatapu powerline project cancelled: 'Marae will fight to the bitter end'
Transpower has canned plans to move a 3.3km section of its A-line supplying the Mount.
Jewellery store owner says burglary is more grief on top of hard times
Whakatāne business owner is "absolutely gutted" by break-in.
'A dog's breakfast': Pāpāmoa residents, commissioners clash
Commissioners meet with concerned residents, face 'considerable objection'
Sir Wira Gardiner leaves 'a legacy that cannot be measured'
"Not many...will ever make the kind of contribution to this country that Sir Wira did."
'Not scared:' Meet the liquor store owner who chases thieves
Charanjit Dhillon has gone from Bollywood choreographer to shop-owning ninja.
Sunscreen bill: MP, buyers want 'honesty' from manufacturers about SPF
A doctor's warning: "We're not doing enough prevention."
'Unprecedented demand': 5000 RATs gone in half a day ahead of phase 3
An expert says Covid-19 is 'taking off' everywhere, including in the Bay of Plenty.
One dead, one critically injured in single car crash near Taupō
A serious crash has occurred in the Taupo District.
'People are running scared': Tourism in 'pseudo lockdown'
Government support package for struggling businesses won't be enough, says one operator
'At least we're alive': Crew of stricken vessel rescued from Tauranga Harbour
The trimaran had flipped in the middle of a shipping channel, with a cargo ship due.
'Anomaly': Small town's house prices leap almost 50 per cent in a month
Bay of Plenty towns hit record-high house prices.
Bay of Plenty cops are reducing gang harm by 'doing things a better way'
Our region's unique way of tackling gang harm.
'Disorder event': Screaming, revving, gang 'chanting' heard
'We want to reassure the public that we take this behaviour extremely seriously.'
'Didn't do anything wrong': Former teacher who protested at MP's restaurant speaks
Puarito Atutahi worked as an educator before she lost her job for not getting the vaccine.
'We can only wait and hope': Locals stuck overseas react to plan to reopen borders
Locals react to the Government's border announcement.
Child at Rotorua daycare centre tests positive for Covid-19
A child at BestStart Rotorua on Pukuatua St has Covid-19.
Boy, 5, picked up used needle in park 'thinking it was a toy'
Amber's nephew thought a needle he found in an old park footpool was a plaything.
Illegal shellfish collecting on the rise as more people 'rip bust and leave bare'
Warning issued that our shellfish stocks will crash if overharvesting continues.
'Māori servicing Māori' touted as key in soaring Bay iwi vaccination rates
Iwi leader says: "We know how to reach our people."
Revealed: New Zealand's most popular Google searches in 2021
What were Kiwis searching for this year?
Civic whare will 'give the city a heart' community leaders say
Tauranga Council will debate in a civic whare building after the CBD upgrade.
'We were as confused as everybody else' - Pharmacists on booster eligibility
Opposition leaders criticise the Government for "crazy" vaccination booster rollout.
Summer shark warning: At least six great whites identified in popular holiday spot
People have been asked to report all sightings of sharks this summer.
'Total insanity': Seymour slams Govt over $70m land purchase
But housing minister says private developers would not deliver the housing Tauranga needs
Businesses concerned about revenue as traffic light system starts
'We just have to push through and we'll do it until we can't afford to.'
'National have deserted the field': David Seymour on political turmoil
Seymour said he was concerned what the lack of stability in the opposition.