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The Salvation Army will march onto the streets this week, buckets in hand, to raise money in their annual Red Shield appeal week. The street collections run from May 2-8, throughout New Zealand, with the theme ‘help catch Kiwi's falling into...

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Tauranga is only the second city in the world to get its very own Dance-O-Mat – thanks to Trustpower which is donating the machine in thanks for the welcome the utility company received on its recent move to the CBD. The dance floor slab's...

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The HomeStart scheme has helped 128 first-time buyers with grants worth $659,000 in the Bay of Plenty region this year. The Government's $435 million HomeStart scheme came to effect on April 1, 2015, replacing the KiwiSaver First Home Deposit Subsidy. Bay...

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It was 1.30am when Anthony Ballantyne made a distraught call to 111 from his Whangamata home. "Body. Dead. Here. Now," he told the operator, the High Court in Hamilton heard at the start of his trial for murder today. The house is Achilles Ave...

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The Katikati man who was critically injured in a glider crash at Tauranga Airport has died. Police have named 40-year-old Gavin Harvey as the man who passed away following the crash on Sunday. Police at the scene of the crash yesterday. Photo: Christel...

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Two women and four men are in police custody following raids in Tauranga this morning. Search warrants were executed at addresses in Kaitemako Road and Merivale in relation to recent commercial burglaries. Police searched two Tauranga properties today...

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Public comment is sought on a regional council plan to recreate 80 hectares of wetlands near the Kaituna river mouth. The swamp restoration is planned near the Lower Kaituna Wildlife Management Reserve, near where the Tauranga Eastern Link toll road crosses...

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UPDATED: A woman has suffered minor leg injuries after being hit by a train in the Bay of Plenty. Police are currently at the scene in Pukehina, where a train has collided with a woman near the marae at Otamarakau. Emergency services at the scene of the...

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A Coromandel fisherman bit off more than he could chew after he landed a 1.5m Mako shark. The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the seaside town of Tairua after the man in his 30's was bitten by the shark on Monday afternoon. A...

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The weather this week typifies local stereotypes for New Zealand regions; wet on the West Coast, windy in Wellington, dry in the east, and warm in the North. It's the meteorological equivalent of sticking to what you're good at. The weather...

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Autumn beauty. By Tracy Hardy. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz