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The All Blacks' unwavering grasp on the Bledisloe Cup continues after a hard fought 51-20 victory against the Wallabies in the second Bledisloe Cup Test at Eden Park.Having drawn 12-12 the opening match of The Rugby Championship in damp Sydney conditions...

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Tauranga City Council adopted growth figures this week, predicting the city's population will grow by nearly 40 per cent during the next 19 years. For planning purposes, and as a guide for the ongoing Ten Year Plan process, the population of Tauranga...

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Husband and wife Warwick and Chris Wright aren't your average 68-year-olds. While others their age holiday via cruise ships and motorhomes, this Omokoroa couple see the world from couch to couch. Omokoroa couple Warwick and Chris Wright travel the...

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The White Ferns couldn't have asked for a better day at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui for their warm-up match against some of the rising cricket talent in the Bay of Plenty. Today's match is a lead in to the team's West Indies tour...

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Tauranga and Mount Maunganui will have additional St John staff thanks to extra funding from the Ministry of Health, ACC and fundraising and commercial activities. Tauranga will get two extra staff, while four new positions are being created at Mount...

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A Mount Maunganui man has been jailed for two years and nine months for committing a spate of burglaries, including stealing almost $15,000 worth of car parts and clothing from a sleepout in his suburb. Adrian Thomas Kapua, 27, appeared before Judge Thomas...

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A pod of orca spotted near Moturiki [Leisure Island] off Mount Main Beach yesterday caused a bit of stir with people gathering on the beach to see the marine animals. Iwan Thomas and Kenneth Macpherson from Assault Boardriding Centre took to the water...

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Large rabbits, face painting, bouncy castles and cupcakes are entertaining families while raising money for the Tauranga SPCA. The Cupcake Day Family Fun Day is about raising awareness of the SPCA, which is a non-profit organisation which relies on public...

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Trustpower bills are now more readable for the older generation after Trustpower became the first company to complete the SUPA-NZ [Seniors United to Promote an Age-Friendly New Zealand] business accreditation process. A ceremony was held in Tauranga yesterday,...

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Croucher Brewing Co has scooped gold, silver and bronze at the New Zealand annual beer competition BrewNZ. The Bay of Plenty brewery received a gold medal for its St.Ella [India Pale Ale], silver for its Pilsner, silver for its pale ale, silver for its...

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Camellia flower. By Rebecca Parkes, 8, from Matua School.
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