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A beekeeper from Paihia is on what is believed to be the first trip from Cape Reigna to the Bluff and back in a production model 100 per cent electrical car. Craig Salmon stopped off in Tauranga today to charge both his and his car's batteries. Craig...

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One person is dead after a crash which has sparked a scrub fire in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon. Police say the crash happened between a motorbike and van. Police, St John Paramedics and firefighters have been called to the crash scene in Cape Runaway. "The...

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From the first strum of the guitar to the last power cord belted out by Jennie Skulander, Devilskin never fail to impress. The power and beauty of Bay of Plenty woman Jennie's voice is backed up by sick bass lines, wicked guitar riffs and solid...

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Two Tauranga acts will be representing the Bay of Plenty at the 2014 Battle of the Bands national finals in Auckland this weekend. Solo act Owen Cox, going under the name Ground, and acoustic duo Airs & Disgraces will take on 31 other bands from around...

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Omanu's Max Beattie has beaten out Midway's (Gisborne's) Cory Taylor to win the Mount Monster. Beattie, who along with Taylor is based in Australia, says there is nothing like this anywhere in the world when asked to describe today's...

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A severe weather watch has been issued for the Bay of Plenty for bursts of heavy rain this afternoon. The watch covers Rotorua and Taupo, down through to Taihape. People are being warned to drive to the conditions if they are caught in a heavy downpour...

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He's just a typical, chilled-out teenager. He greets his mates with a secret handshake and jolts his head back to say hello – or “sup” as they say. He likes hanging out with his friends at the skate park – and doing things...

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More than 230 competitors are not letting a name like ‘Mount Monster' stop them from conquering the 25km endurance event today. The surf lifesavers are hell-bent on showing their skills and seeing who has what it takes to win the 2014 Mount...

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A man sentenced to prison in the Tauranga District Court for various sexual offences has had his appeal against his conviction and sentence thrown out. The man, whose name cannot be published due to suppression orders, went to the Court of Appeal in Wellington...

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Bay of Plenty Lakeland finished in fourth place in the ND Senior Secondary Cricket tournament, played in Gisborne this week. After a disappointing championship semi-final performance, where they mustered just 67 runs in an eight wicket loss to Counties...

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Clouds over Tauranga. By Graham Woodhead. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz