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Discussions to place the 75-metre waka famously dubbed the ‘Tupperwaka' during the 2011 Rugby World Cup on Tauranga's Waterfront are underway. A study determining the feasibility of bringing the $2 million Waka Maori pavilion to the...

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The container ship Vega Auriga is expected to sail from Tauranga this afternoon, however it will leave empty of cargo. It's also unclear where the ship is headed and it has no work prospects in the South Pacific. The Vega Auriga. The ship was on...

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A heavy police presence is in Welcome Bay as officers search for a man with a warrant for his arrest. Tauranga Police Senior Sergeant Shannon Clifford says there are about 11 police units in the Waitaha Road area. Police on Resolution Road in Welcome...

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Bay of Plenty women are being urged to make sure they are up-to-date with their regular smear tests as part of Cervical Screening Awareness Month. Bay of Plenty and Lakes Cervical Screening Programme regional coordinator Anneliese Luthard says a cervical...

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Have you got a good attitude? Are you willing to listen and learn? Then you could have a job tomorrow…a job with security through to at least 2020. Certified Building Association of NZ chief executive Grant Florence. The Bay of Plenty is screaming...

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Kawhia man Trevor Smith had already suffered a heart attack and collapsed down a bank at the Waikato River by the time police acted on his missing person's report, a Coroner has ruled. An inquest into the death of 70-year-old Trevor looked at the...

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Fears children may turn to the latest “idiotic” trend of setting fire to themselves is prompting one Tauranga school principal to take proactive action and issue a school-wide warning. The Ministry of Education yesterday emailed school principals...

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A truck reversing on Tui Street in Te Puke has collected phone lines this morning causing them to come down outside Te Puke High School. A spokesperson for the school says firefighters are at the scene as a precaution, but it's “nothing major”. The...

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The culmination of months of work to deliver the most comprehensive festival programme in the NZ Garden & Art Festival's history came to a head last night. More than 100 sponsors and supporters celebrated the launch of the ninth biennial festival's...

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The wet weather predicted for the Bay of Plenty this week is no longer, with the MetService now forecasting fine days in the region until Friday. Last week the MetService reported a front moving over the North Island would bring rain to the region for...

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Baby fur seal at Moturiki. By Rob Vile.
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