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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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Reports are coming in of a five car crash at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Minden Road, Te Puna this afternoon. Emergency services are currently responding to the multi-vehicle accident that happened about 5pm. It is understood Minden Road...

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El Nino conditions are now present in the tropical Pacific Ocean, with waters in the eastern equatorial Pacific having warmed in recent weeks. MetService meteorologist Georgina Griffiths says Cyclone Pam produced one of the strongest reversals of the...

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Kirstin Richards and Sharon Owen watched from Tauranga as their father Butch Miller was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame along with his cousin Luke Williams. The pair are more commonly known as the Bushwhackers – a tag...

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The Tauranga Night Market, which operates at Bayfair Shopping Centre on Sunday evenings, is changing days due to public and stallholders' requests. Market director Cadence Kaumoana says the event will now run every Saturday from Easter weekend...

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Western Bay of Plenty District Council is facing the tough task of finding “middle ground” after more than 1000 people signed a petition against a proposal to drop the speed limit on State Highway 2 around Te Puke. Council's operations...

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Hamilton Police are hoping holiday snaps from a tropical island paradise may assist them to relocate an offender to a less desirable location. Tactical Crime Unit Constable Brandon Edgar says a Nikon Coolpix camera was recovered from a Hamilton East address...

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Extra funding has allowed 29 infants and children with profound hearing loss to receive cochlear implants, including those in the Bay of Plenty. “Cochlear implants are life changing,” says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. Some 29 infants...

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Tauriko residents opposed to an extended earthworks development knew the site was zoned for development when they bought their land, according to the developers' counsel. The Gargan Road land, on the plateau owned by the Tauriko Business Estate,...

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Two battles of attrition decided the Western Bay Cricket Championships within the confines of Blake Park over the weekend. Katikati added the WBOPCA Reserve Grade Championship trophy to the local first round title and BOPCA Baywide McNaughton Trophy they...

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Firefighters are dealing with a large shelterbelt fire north of Katikati this morning. Katikati Fire Bridge were called to a property on State Highway 2, south of Kauri Point Road, just after 9.30am. Firefighters are battling a State Highway 2 shelterbelt...

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