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DHB: Planned playground for mental health unit will now be a garden
DHB says technical standards required for playground would've exceeded size of donation.
Scott Yeoman: Why the Jofra Archer racism incident angers and embarrasses me
I was in the crowd at Bay Oval, I saw Jofra Archer stop and talk to security.
'Definitely wasn't a NZ fan': New revelation in Archer scandal
NZME has uncovered video footage that appears to confirm the insult was shouted out.
England cricketer praised for calling out racism at Bay Oval
Tauranga's mayor has called the Bay Oval incident 'completely unacceptable'.
England's Barmy Army gets the atmosphere going at Bay Oval
The sun was shining, a trumpet was playing, and the Barmy Army was singing along.
Bay Oval looking a picture! Pōwhiri welcomes Black Caps and England
The Black Caps and England have been officially welcomed on to Bay Oval.
'I'm pretty fizzed up for it': Stage set for first test at Bay Oval
This match has been a long time coming for Bay Oval staff.
Fun family day out at Tauranga Christmas at the Races
The popular annual social event at Tauranga Racecourse was in full swing.
'Toxic' workplace: Manager hits out at DHB in scathing report
Unit 'negative, anxiety-provoking and a place where you just 'shut up and put up'.'
300 days, 20 countries: One Kiwi couple's epic journey
From eating rat stew in Congo, to negotiating with armed rebels in the desert.
Attack of the drones: Conservationist plans aerial attack on pests
On a private west coast island near Auckland, a test was being conducted this week.
Talking with Tama, a sick toddler who can't access the drug he needs
And the American drug company and Pharmac respond to questions.
Tama is deteriorating fast. But the drug that can help him is too expensive
It is thought there are fewer than 100 people in the country with the condition.
Still proud: All Blacks fan has a message for fellow Kiwis
And he's written that message on his fence. Made with funding from NZ On Air.
Students become 'authentic scientists' in their own backyard
Tidal Discoveries now has 10 schools on board, monitoring 12 sites in and around Tauranga.
Bay of Plenty Steamers fans raring to go for home final
The Steamers smashed Manawatu 64-3 in the semifinal on Friday night.
Revealed: How much Coast Homes owes, according to the liquidators
The liquidators are trying to recover three related-party loans, to pay the taxman.
'I'm not afraid of crying': Couple step up to help 140 Kiwi kids
Robin and Kahu Grace have looked after other people's kids for six years.
Budget blowout: Bay of Plenty DHB deficit now almost $17m
And it grew by more than $6m in a single month.
When a Lotto jackpot hits $28m, all eyes are on these lucky charms
The Lotto Powerball jackpot is $28 million tomorrow night.
Bella Vista saga: The curious case of the missing computer server
And everyone the liquidators have spoken to is denying knowing anything about it.
She paid Coast Homes $267K. Then a property dispute ensued
This month, Coast Homes was put into liquidation owing a significant amount of money.
Rat traps handed out for free at Conservation Week event
An obligation of getting a trap is logging whatever is caught.
Dancing, cars and steampunk at the Cherry Blossom Festival
The Greerton Village Cherry Blossom Festival had something for everyone on Saturday.
Bay of Plenty conservation gets $300K funding boost
TECT has approved $300K of funding over two years, across eight local conservation groups.
Five revelations from the damning Bella Vista report
COMMENT & ANALYSIS: Review by retired judge contains interesting findings.
Tauranga building company goes into liquidation, owes money
The Inland Revenue Department was the applicant creditor.
Hundreds turn out for third-annual Hope Walk in Tauranga
The event was about bringing greater awareness around the issue of suicide.
$3.3m of extra hardship grants in Tauranga last year
The total number of grants approved – 21,690 – went up by almost 5000 year on year.
Operation Measles: Inside the public health response to an escalating outbreak
Spending time with the experts as they trace infections and attempt to prevent the spread.
Bella Vista saga: Damning internal report released
The employment investigation began in October last year.
A homeless couple's journey through drug addiction to getting their kids back
Their meth and synthetic drug habit left them with nothing ... no kids and no home.
Cruise surge: Visitors to Tauranga sail past Wellington and Fiordland
And with that came more than $23 million of extra spending.
Top cop voices own concerns about Tauranga courthouse
He says police have the same concerns that lawyers do.
Why the Bay of Plenty DHB has an $11 million deficit
The DHB provided patient and spending numbers to show just how much pressure it is under.
18 oil spills reported in Tauranga last year, only five of them traced
There was also a reported spill in the Whakatāne River.
Bay of Plenty DHB deficit grows by $6m in a month – now $11m in the red
The latest financial results were released today by the Ministry of Health.
'Appalling facilities' at Tauranga courthouse: Lawyers speak out
New concerns are being raised about the Tauranga courthouse.
New Bella Vista twist: What it might now mean for boss Danny Cancian
Danny Cancian will be referred to the New Zealand Registrar of Companies, liquidators say.
Taking the plunge: Why this Kiwi bloke is finally learning to swim
Following one man's late-in-life journey to learn to swim, one stroke at a time.
'Look how skinny he is!' – Meet the stars of a national cat show
The breeds, the names, the pre-show rituals.
As rents rise, more Tauranga singles are seeking help
The foodbank issued 379 parcels in May and 38 per cent of those were for single people.
Fateful decision: The defining moment in the Bella Vista disaster
The Times has reviewed 3 separate reports and historical emails and obtained new details.
Data project: Use this interactive map to plan your daily commute
Interactive map showing the best times to travel to and from the CBD during peak traffic.
Gridlock: Buses and bikes – the battle to get people out of their cars heats up
What role can these forms of transport play in car-reliant Tauranga?
Gridlock: Tauranga's traffic problem escalates, dramatic new figures show
Tauranga has grown hugely over the past 20 years – but it has come at a huge cost.
Gridlock: Tauranga's congested roads affecting families
Traffic congestion is having a significant impact on people's lives.
Tauranga Mini lovers embark on iconic Pork Pie Charity Run
Tim and Rowena Sinclair are leaving Tauranga today to make their way to the start line.
Tattoo & Art Extravaganza: Music legends, and a lost bet
The NZ Tattoo & Art Extravaganza was expected to attract 5000 to 6000 people.
Edgecumbe flood two years on: Loneliness, trauma and hope
The town's 1600 residents have coped in different ways since the major flood.
MBIE report: Bella Vista development a 'significant failure' by council
The investigation did not discover evidence of a systemic issue within the city council.
Hundreds turn out for Multicultural Festival in Tauranga
An array of colourful music and dance, and food from countries around the world.
Tauranga homeless women's shelter opening in two weeks
Named Awhina House, the shelter is located in a building in the Avenues.
Field of Dreams: From wasteland to the world stage
Scott Yeoman explores the growth of Bay Oval, and where this success story could go next.
Behind the cordon at the Bella Vista homes evacuation site
The tops of all 16 Bella Vista houses on Lakes Boulevard have been earmarked for removal.
Bella Vista Homes one year on: Everything has changed, and nothing has changed
Scott Yeoman checks in with homeowners and local businesses affected.
Debt, shame and stress: Spike in people seeking budget advice
Services dealing with debt from mortgage and rent arrears, food bills, loans and more.
Sand sculpture tips from the pros at Mount Main Beach
Work on the sand sculpture masterpiece started about 6.45am on Friday, and took hours.