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One Love has announced their 2020 line-up.

Sean Paul, Shaggy, and Nesian Mystik to play One Love festival 2020

Reggae lovers, dancehall devotees and roots fans - get in quick.


Urgent demand for plasma forces Blood Service to try and double donors

Only 4 percent of eligible Kiwis donate blood.

Watch: Newshub's latest poll reveals most Kiwis didn't agree with National leaking Budget details.

Poll: Most Kiwis think National wrong to leak Budget

More than half the country doesn't believe it was the right thing to do.

Watch: How white supremacists terrorised New Zealand for decades.

White supremacist leaflets dropped in Tauranga letterboxes

Websites are cracking down, but that hasn't stopped racists in the real world.

Are these the faces of New Zealand's housing crisis?

Family with disabled children forced to live in tent in Edgecumbe

Are these the faces of New Zealand's housing crisis?

Cat-carrying can be controversial.

'Think twice' before carrying your cat in a backpack - expert

A photo of a cat being carried up Mt Maunganui in a clear backpack sparked debate online.

Letting the cat out of the bag?

Cat's in the bag: Kiwi woman spotted carrying feline friend in clear backpack

"I've never seen that before."

The city is overflowing and overwhelmed.

Desperate times, desperate tenants in Tauranga housing shortfall

The city is overflowing and overwhelmed.

Two scientists will help consider the oil spill's impact on the island.

Kiwi scientists taking expertise from Rena oil spill to Rennell Island

Taking expertise learned in Tauranga to the Solomon Islands.

Watch: Anti-water bottling protesters say 'enough's enough'.

Water bottling protesters scatter plastic over Mt Maunganui Beach

A Tauranga bottling plant has been given the green light to operate all-day, six days a week.

A man returns the stolen wheels to their owner.

Watch: Tauranga man films himself confronting thieves

What happens when you ask a thief to give your stuff back?


Storage facility blaze in Mt Maunganui

There is a "significant amount of smoke in the area" police said.

Angel Mulu was a real life angel for Margaret Gunderson.

Real life Angel: How good Samaritan saved crash victim's life

"As soon as I told her what my name was, she stopped breathing."


Lotto: Three players win $333,333

$5m will be up for grabs in Powerball on Wednesday.

Maungatapu Bridge

Body found in water near bridge crash site in Tauranga

It took over 12 hours to determine the cause of damage to the bridge's railings.

Maungatapu Bridge

Tauranga highway closed after mysterious bridge crash

A police dive squad is now investigating whether a car has gone into the water.

Tauranga District Court

Man charged with murder over death of 17-month-old baby

He will appear in court on Wednesday.

KAIKOURA, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 09: Travellers get off a Intercity bus in the village on December 09, 2010 in Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand. Kaikoura is famous for its whale watching tours and swimming, snorkeling with dolphins. (Photo by EyesWideOpen/Getty Images)

12yo boy stranded at service station after bus leaves without him

"I am absolutely appalled."

Watch: Are you in New Zealand's luckiest Lotto region?

The nation's luckiest Lotto stores revealed

Time for an Easter road trip.

The $150 million development has been years in the making.

Tauranga Crossing opens

The $150 million development has been years in the making.