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Opinion: 'Fat girl!' The story of (another) verbal hit-and-run
OPINION: Why is it always a loser in a crappy car?
'Optimal fan experience': $170m 'people's stadium' pitched
But local sports clubs that may be displaced by the stadium wait nervously for options
'What a farce': Links Ave petition presentation called to abrupt halt
'We understand it is causing significant disruption to people's lives.'
Opinion: As New Zealand reopens, tourism shouldn't forget Kiwis
OPINION: Tourism's adaptations for NZ travellers should last beyond the pandemic.
Opinion | Gib board shortage: Taking advantage of home builders is despicable
OPINION: Stockpiling, price inflation is a ruthless way to make a quick buck.
'We're all in shock': Friends of missing doctor say he is caring, generous
Police and friends want to hear from witnesses who were on Pāpāmoa Beach on Friday night.
Samantha Motion: We need an exit plan for vaccine mandates
OPINION: Public support for the mandates is demonstrably waning.
New Tauranga valuations: How much each suburb is up
A 50pc average rise across the city does not mean a 50pc rates rise will follow.
Samantha Motion: After the year of the vax, these people deserve our thanks
OPINION: Next week marks a year since New Zealand began rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine.
Samantha Motion: MIQ's short hello and long goodbye
OPINION: MIQ came to - or rather, was dropped on - Rotorua one weekend in June 2020.
'Poor fishing practice': Shark found in net there for 'at least' two days
The set net had caught a lot of fish and crabs which were also killed, DoC says.
Samantha Motion: The case for restricting dogs on beaches - to benefit dogs
OPINION: The Bay of Plenty is a great place to live or holiday with a pooch.
Samantha Motion: The biggest losers of the vaccine pass era aren't the unvaccinated
Councils can choose whether they require vaccine passes at public facilities.
Plan change 27: Flood modelling maps 'inaccurate', submitters claim
'Us ratepayers are going to have to fix this problem.'
Western Bay council says unvaccinated people can use pools, libraries at orange - Tauranga undecided
Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupō councils still deciding facilities approach.
'Sledgehammer approach': Developers slam Plan Change 27 as hearing begins
'Time, dollars, frustration, resources – not what's needed or required.'
Samantha Motion: Dear Auckland, you are all we want for Christmas
OPINION: Today, the Government is set to give more detail about the path out of lockdown.
Katikati Covid case: Locations of interest, testing, jabs - what you need to know
Locations of interest, testing sites, vaccination sites, what we know about the case.
Samantha Motion: Delta is at the gates, time to suit up
OPINION: Unvaccinated people have decisions to make as Covid spreads further.
Samantha Motion: Masks seem here to stay, but we can learn to live with them
OPINION: Masks are part of life in New Zealand now and probably will be for some time.
Samantha Motion: It's time for a real debate on arming police
Gun crime hit a new high in New Zealand last year - but is the answer more guns?
Holocaust survivor turns 100: How he defied Nazi invaders and escaped
'My life is in the Lord's hands. I have no say in it.'
Samantha Motion: How Dry July gives more than it gets
OPINION: There is evidence drinkers can really stand to gain if they stick it out.
Samantha Motion: The ocean was on fire but there's a bigger problem in the water
New Zealand's phasing out of single-use plastics is a great start, but it's a slow burn.
Samantha Motion: Bring back the biff in rugby league? Yeah, nah
OPINION: If a bloke wants to punch his mate, he can take up boxing or MMA.
Hospital not aware of 'gang fight' but Bridges sticking to his story
Bridges claimed "patched gang members had taken over the entrance" to hospital.
Opinion: Time will tell if Kawerau can survive mill closure as a single entity
OPINION: Time will tell if whether the town can remain a district in its own right.
Samantha Motion: Marriage is so last century, but we can still learn from it
OPINION: The qualities that make a good marriage apply to any sort of long-term union.
High Court quashes 'super pole' decision on appeal
The Environment Court made 'material errors', the High Court has ruled.
Samantha Motion: Our housing response is broken if it harms one to help another
OPINION: There is good intention in the housing market, but the system is broken.
Samantha Motion: Back from the brink - Maketu Pies' extraordinary survival
Opinion: There are fringe and rural towns around New Zealand teetering on the edge.
Samantha Motion: We're open to Aussies on planes, why not cruise ships?
If the Government doesn't find some urgency, another summer season may sail by.
Samantha Motion: We need a living wage to ease impact of rising rents
Opinion: Shocking accommodation supplement stats show full-time workers are struggling.
Samantha Motion: How to spot lifestyle creep before it's too late
My goal is a balance between future-focused frugality and enjoying my money.
Samantha Motion: Land use changes par for course in housing crisis
Opinion: Golf courses are not exactly multifunctional spaces open to the community.
Samantha Motion: Bay Patrol is the sun-soaked summer of dreams and nightmares
Opinion: Summer rewind on Bay Patrol - but it's not all fun and games for the lifeguards
Hosting an Aussie? Do tourism a solid and get out and about
Opinion: Get out and make some memories in the new New Zealand.
Samantha Motion: Good neighbours must do travel bubbles right
Opinion: High fences don't necessarily mean we have walls up.
Samantha Motion: Not in my backyard: Scourge of suburban moaners
Opinion: There's a difference between dobbing in a party and a popular community event.
Samantha Motion: You don't have to buy a house before you're 30
OPINION: The goalposts keep moving for first-home buyers.
Samantha Motion: In politics, talking about people is not small-minded
'Great minds discuss ideas, small minds discuss people' - discuss.
Samantha Motion: Up to us to listen in and speak out on local affairs
Opinion: Participation in a democracy is a two-way street.
Letters: Why not wind up TECT and pay everyone out?
A reader says a payout would give 49,000 people enough to install solar.
The pākeha mana wahine who stood for the injustices of Māori
'You'd have to think twice if you chose to take a stand against her ... she'd smoke you.'
'There are hard decisions to make': Q+A with commission chairwoman Anne Tolley
Anne Tolley on how only the fourth council commission in New Zealand history will work.
Boldly selecting the Best Dog at the Doggy Day Out
Making the tough calls, in the name of bold and unflinching journalism.
Samantha Motion: The superhuman strength of sick kids and their families
OPINION: No amount of sympathy can put us in their shoes.
Tie debate: Why some men still wear them, and others don't miss them
'In today's liberal society, relaxed as we are, what is the big deal about a tie?'
Transfer of power at Tauranga City Council complete: What happens now?
What about the by-election? Will they hold meetings? Who pays them?
Samantha Motion: Changes to school names are remaking history
Opinion: Name changes can be met with grumbles of history erased.
Tauranga commissioners' fees may be double standard rate
And, it's a part-time gig.
'People are crying': Consent denied for jet fuel tank farm near marae
'People are crying because it is such an emotional predicament whānau are in.'
Fatal boat crash: Mum 'robbed' of chance to say goodbye
Mum calls for change in maritime laws to crack down on drunk skippers.
'He's fine, he's asleep': Crash skipper failed to seek help for fatally injured mate
Drunken decision to go fishing ends with one man dead, other charged with manslaughter.
Māori wards law change 'fascist', says former councillor
Māori ward decision for Tauranga will fall to new commission.
Downgraded: Embattled council's credit rating takes a hit
'Tauranga City Council's financial management has weakened, in our view.'
'Rollercoaster': Uncertainty for hundreds of workers as Trustpower considers sale of retail business
'It would be a massive loss to the city if the company ever left the community.'
Tauranga Half winner collapses on finish line: 'The lights went out'
'I just gave it everything; I managed to bring it home'.
Samantha Motion: What the Govt can do now to help first-home buyers
Opinion: House prices are skyrocketing but the First Home Grant cap has stayed the same.
Samantha Motion: Trump makes us treasure the good losers
OPINION: Remember when Winston Peters lost the election and basically disappeared?
Samantha Motion: How do we get dirty dumpers to do the right thing?
OPINION: Careless people are treating charity secondhand shops like dumps.
Samantha Motion: Attitude check needed for landlords resisting rental reform
Opinion: Laws aren't the only thing that needs to change for some.
Humanity over money: Taxpayers foot bill for foreigners' hospital debts
'I could have died there because I could not get access to meds.'
Samantha Motion: There's one 2020 lesson we shouldn't forget
As many people head back to work, let's remember what we learned the hard way last year.
'More I did right, the less chance I had': One mum's journey out of homelessness
'I feel like I've got my life back.'
Summer read: Bay holiday parks snapped up by overseas-owned corporate
Aussie corporates stepping in as a generation of Baby Boomer park owners retire.
Developer's downfall: Former clients tell of dreams destroyed
Retirement savings in ruin, a first-home dream destroyed.
Samantha Motion: What happened at Tauranga's council could happen anywhere
OPINION: How do we stop what happened in Tauranga from happening somewhere else?
$250k saved: Byelection stalled after third councillor quits in 'selfless' move
Tauranga City Council is due to be replaced with a commission early next year.
Councillors plan to stand for mayor as another considers quitting
"We need to take a good look at all the pieces that created this situation."