Sandra Conchie is a Multimedia Journalist for the Bay of Plenty Times based in Tauranga.
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'Very difficult': Fire destroys Inghams farm chicken shed in Matamata
Forty firefighters battled the blaze.
11m-wide tomo: SH29A to close two nights this week for repair work
The cause of the large opening in the ground has also been revealed.
11m wide tomo: SH29A to close two nights this week for repair work
Totara St was expected to reopen today.
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.
Neighbours describe 'crazy' scene as fire ripped through Tauranga home
Crews from three fire stations fought the blaze.
'Traumatised' pet owner attacked twice speaks out as roaming dog reports spike
The number of dog-related incidents including dog attacks this year revealed.
'Lives were saved': Lifeguards at region's holiday hotspots make 50-plus rescues
Safety advice for swimmers also follows slew of shark sightings in the area.
Police release names of pair who died in Kaimai crash
Inquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.
Crash victim's grieving brother 'enraged' by rule-breaking on roads
Bay of Plenty road toll drops but a top cop is not celebrating.
Orthopaedic surgeon Richard Keddell recognised in New Year's Honours list
Thirty years of outstanding service in public and private practice has been acknowledged.
Mt Maunganui crash victim named as holiday road toll rises to 11
Brayden Tawa, of Pāpāmoa, died after a car and truck crashed on Hewletts Rd.
Kaimai Range tragedy: One dead after crash between car and petrol tanker
It brings the holiday road toll to nine already.
Black Caps hit-out at Mount beach sure to wow fans ahead of Bay Oval T20
Fans get to meet some of their Black Caps heroes at a Mount Maunganui beach cricket event
Former PM speaks out after vandals target nesting colony of endangered birds
'There was no sign of the newly hatched chick ‘George’ ...some of the birds were missing'.
Dog owner bitten by man after elderly border collie mauled
Molly has had two surgeries and may need more after her throat was 'ripped open'.
New reports sought on Tauranga murder-accused's fitness to stand trial
One report will explore whether she was legally insane at the time of the alleged killing.
Bargain hunter alert: 25 neighbours combine for monster garage sale trail
The Tauranga neighbours have something for everyone and 'loads of bargains'.
Teen's 'amateurish' fake money scheme used home printer to make $10s, $20s, $50s
A Rotorua teenager has avoided prison after he forged banknotes and distributed them wide
'Old, bad habit': Man helped give stranger CPR, then stole his bank cards
The defendant has appeared in the Tauranga District Court on dishonesty charges.
‘Absolutely tragic’: Grieving family, friend pay tribute to granddad shot while hunting
His family say he was well-known in his local community of Paeroa, in Hauraki.
Builder charged after letting people live in implement shed - again
He claimed it was just a 'smoko room' but later admitted charging a mum and kids rent.
Name suppression for man charged with kidnapping in Harley Shrimpton disappearance case
A 21yo man appeared in Tauranga District Court today, facing kidnapping and other charges.
Two more Bay of Plenty orchardists fined for unlawful groundwater use
The growers are among five prosecuted by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council this year.
'The best of the best': NZ Festival of Squash attracts world-class top seeds
Tauranga is to host the NZ Festival of Squash - and some of the world's best players.
Family whose Rottweiler ‘Chopper’ attacked vet ordered to remove ‘threatening’ FB page
A judge ordered the removal of a Facebook page that posted threats against a Tauranga vet.