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With the increase in offending involving firearms, a call is being made to arm New Zealand Police officers full-time. The renewed call follows on from pleas for the general arming of police made in 2010 at the New Zealand Police Association Conference.   NZPA...

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The 50 year old jetty in the Kotuku reserve off Plummers Point Road has been replaced with a pontoon expected to serve boaties, fishers and swimmers for at least another 50 years. The piles were failing on the old jetty due to worm, and the last annual...

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Strength, agility and overall fitness is being put to the test this weekend as 500 CrossFit athletes compete to claim the title as the best of the best. ASB Arena has been fitted out with rubber mats, plywood and industrial gym equipment form the two...

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Mount Maunganui surfers have one final chance to make some waves on the national circuit, heading for the clean breaks of Napier this long weekend. The final stop of the national series', NZ Pro Series and NZ Grom Series, for New Zealand's...

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Hot rods, custom cars, motorbikes and tractors are drawing large crowds to The Mount today for the 2014 Wheels on Mainstreet. Car enthusiasts, both young and old, are enjoying the atmosphere and End of the Road Rods and Classics event coordinator Straw...

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For the first time in 14 years a photograph has won the supreme award of $500. More than 350 exhibits in five categories were displayed at ARTWaikino in the Victoria Hall on Friday night, and the judges all agreed the work was of a “high standard...

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A Palmerston North man killed in a head-on crash on the Desert Road last year was twice the legal limit and speeding, says a coroner's reports. Ahmad Jawid Aman, 29, was killed when the car he was driving crashed with an oncoming 4X4 on State Highway...

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Claims a new bill will see the end of smoko breaks are being refuted by the Government. Labour MP Andrew Little claims the Employment Relations Amendment Bill is “mean-spirited and unfair”. Prime Minister John Key during a visit to the Bay....

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Families that carry out crime together can expect to do time together is the message from police after a several month investigation that led to the recovery of a $12,000 tractor. Detective Sergeant Neville Ross says officers had been seeking the whereabouts...

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A 90-second video campaign has been launched to raise much needed support for the final leg of the Hairy Maclary and Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture Project. The project is being run by Creative Tauranga to pay tribute to Dame Lynley Dodd and the...

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