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The Royal New Zealand Air Force has welcomed the delivery of its last NH90 helicopter at Base Ohakea. The arrival brings the total number of NH90 helicopters in the fleet to eight. An NH90 helicopter being unloaded at Ohakea. The NH90 is an advanced medium...

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Firefighters are dealing with a shelterbelt fire in Kairua this morning. Crews from Papamoa and Mount Maunganui were called to the 30 square metre blaze around 9.30am. Firefighters are dealing with a shelterbelt fire in Kairua. File photo. Northern Fire...

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Around 500 firefighters have gathered at ASB Arena this weekend for the United Fire Brigades' Association 2014 Annual General Meeting and Conference. The conference began yesterday and saw Internal Affair Minister Peter Dunne promising a stalled...

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A suspicious scrub fire at the end of Matapihi, near the rail bridge, saw firefighters battle the blaze for about two hours overnight. Three appliances from Tauranga and Mount Maunganui Fire Brigades were called to the fire about 8.50pm. Firefighters...

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Unconsented building work has proved costly for one Tauranga resident who has been fined. Bill Taylor has been ordered by the Tauranga District Council to pay fines and costs after a five year battle over the unconsented work. In October 2009 Tauranga...

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A Tauranga man is in Waikato Hospital with head injuries after a jet ski accident. The 43-year-old was flown to hospital via the Westpac Rescue Helicopter yesterday afternoon. The man was performing on The Strand waterfront when the accident happened....

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Zombies, witches and ghouls danced alongside cowboys, cowgirls, Indians and pirates to the music of Kokomo at the Rocky Horror Halloween Hoe Down in Katikati last night. Host and star of the show Richard O'Brien thrilled the 150 revellers...

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Bay of Plenty and Taranaki each host qualifiers for the BNZ Condor Sevens this weekend. The winners of both boys and both girls competitions – along with the BOP boys runner up – qualify for the 28th edition of the National Secondary School...

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Spring is in the air and Te Puke is taking full advantage of the weather by putting on a Spring Festival today. The Te Puke Community Board has planned an “extravaganza” to celebrate the Te Puke Community Development Plan 10 years of achievements...

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A concert to raise money for Bay of Plenty woman Diane Wilson is being hailed a success by organisers. The money raised from the event on Wednesday is yet to be tallied, but Gray Barlett says the “concert went very well”. Diane Wilson is continuing...

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