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Tauranga City Council are to reconsider grass cutting issues at the city's first meeting of the year today. The city's mower heights were raised in the spring based on the theory that fewer mowings would save around $45,000. City councillors...

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Thousands of Bay of Plenty residents received a civil defence text message earlier today. The successful testing of the region's text, email and social media alerting was designed to ensure that the system would work in a real emergency. A screenshot...

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The first batch of Tauranga students have made it to their school's first day with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Schoolhopper bus network officially launched. The new bus service picked up students on 20 of the 46 routes across the...

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A father and son injured after falling 100 metres off a cliff at Omanawa Falls remain in Tauranga Hospital. The 38-year-old father remains in a serious but stable condition in the hospital's intensive care unit. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT...

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Bay of Plenty customers making the most of cheap fuel are being reminded not to throw common sense out the window after filling up soft drink bottles and risking explosions on the forecourt and at home. Z Energy reports a number of people have been spotted...

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An administration building at Tamapahore Marae sustained extensive damage in a fire that police are treating as arson. Tauranga Police have confirmed the fire, which was noticed by local residents just after 11pm last night, is suspicious. Police are...

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Greerton Fire Brigade were called to the North Island Mussel Processors after a man got his arm trapped in a machine this afternoon. Northern Fire Communications shift manager Steve Smith says the man was out of the machine by the time they arrived at...

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Lead by example is the message police want parents and caregivers to listen to as thousands of children return to school this week. Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion says children can be unpredictable when it comes...

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A Bay of Plenty Regional Council project to demonstrate native forestry as an alternative land use has been established. The small project in Onekawa Te Mawhai Regional Park began about 18 months ago, when various species of trees were planted in an area...

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Do you recognise this couple? If so, the Whakatane Police would like to hear from you. The photo is from a camera's memory card which was found recently at the Whakatane Information Centre and handed into the local police station. This photo was...

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