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One of Tauranga's “most important heritage sites” is set to receive $200,000 worth of financial support per year to ensure it keeps its doors open. The decision comes after The Elms Foundation sought assistance from Tauranga City Council...

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Te Akau Ki Primary are on to something special after winning the EastPack Baywide Rippa Rugby World Cup for the second year running. The 8-1 victory over Omanu School in the year five and six grade final also sees the school heading back to Wellington...

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Whakatane District Council has announced they will not appeal the Environment Court decision to decline the land designations and resource consent for a proposed wastewater treatment plant at Matata. Via a message on their Facebook page, the council says...

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Tauranga's Kara Timmer has struck gold on the opening day of the ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships in Jesolo, Italy. Timmer, and fellow Tauranga athlete Maddison Black, were among a flurry of Kiwi medals as New Zealand became the leading nation...

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Papamoa is set to receive two more tsunami evacuation bridges as Tauranga City Council looks to enhance evacuation routes in the event of severe flooding. The construction of the bridges will begin next week. One of the existing tsunami bridges in Papamoa...

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Carving out a sporting career has its trials and tribulations, no matter what your age. Just ask 19-year-old Aidan Ross. A month ago, the Te Puke prop's dream of pulling on the New Zealand Under-20 jersey were in tatters after missing out on the...

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A car has crashed into a fence in Bellevue. Police were called to the crash on Upland Road just after 1.30pm. The car ploughed through the fence. Photos: Bruce Barnard. Emergency services are currently heading to the scene, but the severity of any injuries...

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A Tauranga fruit farm labour contractor is facing more than 30 charges of exploiting migrant workers, including paying wages below the national minimum and providing substandard accommodation. Jafar Kurisi, 51, appeared in Tauranga District Court this...

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Firefighters from the Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty as well as the Thames/Coromandel area should be on high alert after a confirmed case of measles. The Auckland Regional Public Health Service has confirmed that a person who attended the SkyTower...

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Dairy farmers are facing a “very tough and grim season” in light of Fonterra's forecast Farmgate Milk Price of $5.25 per kgMS for the 2015/16 season, with the rural economy also likely to be affected. That's the view of DairyNZ...

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