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Sunday, September 21, 2014

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The Bay of Plenty region can lay claim the three new MPs taking its total to four following tonight's 2014 Election results. Incumbent Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is back for his third term, claiming 18,967 votes followed by NZ First candidate Clayton...

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Clayton Mitchell is looking set to secure a place in Parliament as a List MP for NZ First. Current voting results have the party with 11 seats. It will definitely make it over the five per cent threshold, putting Clayton – listed sixth on the party...

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Simon Bridges has secured his Tauranga seat for another three years. The 37-year-old has just made the announcement in front of family, friends and supporters at No.1 The Strand tonight. Simon making the announcment he has won the Tauranga seat for a...

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National's Todd Muller is the new Bay of Plenty MP after clinching the seat by more than 20,000 votes tonight. Todd, at Te Puna Rugby Club, has just given his thank you speech in front of 200 people in what he describes as a “very humbling”...

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Rachel Wilson is donning a new look for her election celebrations tonight, channelling the look she was given by Tauranga's mystery graffiti hoarding artist. The Tauranga Labour candidate is joined by about 100 supporters at Greerton RSA tonight...

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Brendon Horan is awaiting the night's election results with friends and family in the comfort of his own home in Mount Maunganui. The New Zealand Independant Coalition founder, and Bay of Plenty candidate, is remaining optimistic about his chances...

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UPDATED 10.40PM: Simon Bridges is the winner of the Tauranga seat, and Todd Muller has taken the Bay of Plenty Seat. Te Ururoa Flavell has secured his Wairiki seat, while Todd McClay has kept his Rotorua seat. See final results from throughout the region...

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Hawke's Bay defeated the Steamers 36-17 in Napier this afternoon to keep the Ranfurly Shield. The Steamers last beat Auckland, 33-28, to win the shield in 2004 but failed to win it a second today. Tim Bond joined the Steamers line up for the game...

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Bay of Plenty women are investing in their hands … and investing heavily. They want younger looking hands and fingers and are prepared to pay hundreds of dollars for cosmetic surgery procedures to achieve the look. There was a bit of a fashion...

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UPDATED: A man is in critical condition after dousing himself in petrol and setting himself on fire this afternoon. Police, St John Paramedics and Tauranga Fire Brigade were called to the incident at the Z Service Station on Cameron Road about 3.30pm. A...

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