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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Wild weather crossing the North Island has set back the start of the Auckland to Tauranga yacht race by several hours today. Race start is postponed for at least six hours from 10am until 4pm because of forecast wind gusts of 60knots at the race start. Giacomo...

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People wanting to use city reserves for events such as boot camps and weddings will be required to book under a new Tauranga City Council policy. Council's outdoor spaces booking policy, effective from May 15, is intended to improve the city administration's...

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One of two men accused of a home invasion in Papamoa has had his bail application denied. Paul Toeke, 41, appeared briefly in Tauranga District Court yesterday where his bail application was denied. Police at the scene of the home invasion. Toeke, from...

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Strong winds hitting Tauranga this morning are causing power outages and bringing down trees in the region. Powerco is reporting power is out in Katikati, Aongatete and Tahawai and is expected to be back on about 11am. Firefighters and council workers...

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Beginning as a volunteer firefighter in Levin has led to a 50-year career in the New Zealand Fire Service for Tauranga assistant area manager Graeme Easton. Graeme joined the fire service one month after leaving college in 1964. Assistant area manager...

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Motorists travelling along State Highway 29 via the Kaimai Range are being advised the road is reduced to two lanes at the base on the Hamilton side. New Zealand Transport Agency says during the Easter and Anzac holiday period there is a speed restriction...

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Three people injured when their car went over a bank into the Waioeka River south of Opotiki this morning are now in Tauranga Hospital. The 26-year-old Gisborne woman and two children were airlifted from Opotiki Airfield and arrived at Tauranga Hospital...

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Certain parts of the city will be closed this weekend to allow for Easter events to take place. Full list of road closures from Tauranga City Council: Tauranga City Jazz Festival – Road closures Friday 18 April to Monday 21 April From 12.00am Friday...

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A temporary reduced speed threshold to 4km/h will be in place on Bay of Plenty roads from tomorrow until Monday, April 28. The reduction follows on from the same reduction during the Christmas period, which police say resulted in a significant reduction...

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A severe weather warning has been issued for the Bay of Plenty as a tropical low moves across the North Island bringing heavy rain and gales. MetService media and communications meteorologist Dan Corbett says the inbound tropical low will certainly “pack...

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