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Mount Maunganui and Papamoa residents concerned with the distance to their nearest tsunami evacuation route, might be pleasantly surprised just how close they really are. That's the message from Tauranga City councillor Steve Morris ahead of a series...

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New Zealand's top extreme kayakers have dominated one of the world's biggest extreme sports events, the Ekstremsportveko festival in Norway. Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson took a break from the canoe slalom world cup series and seamlessly slotted...

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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's long-running court battle over his helicopter pilot's licence is over, after he was cleared of criminal liability for failing to disclose drug use. A panel of three judges in the Court of Appeal dismissed the...

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A man who sparked an armed police callout after allegedly stabbing two people will remain behind bars. Rodney Lewis Gates, 43, was arrested on Saturday night following an altercation which saw the women injured and Gates allegedly point a firearm at police. The...

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Submissions to Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Long Term Plan showed strong support for the Council's environmental protection work. More than 100 of the 275 submissions to the Plan were directly related to water quality and quantity, where...

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The Government has announced a $26 million package aimed at helping the tourism sector in Vanuatu recover following Cyclone Pam.   “Tourism accounts for 20 per cent of the Vanuatu economy and employs 26 per cent of the labour force. Getting...

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A wheelchair bound Tauranga woman is disheartened she will not be able to drive her beloved BMW again after it was written off in an early morning hit and run. Christy Arundel's black BMW hatchback was severely damaged while parked on Millers Road,...

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All under-13s in the Bay of Plenty will be eligible for free GP visits starting tomorrow. The Government announced the extension of the ‘zero fees' scheme for under-sixes in last year's budget meaning all children under 13 are now eligible...

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A Whangamata man has been flown to Waikato Hospital after suffering a serious medical condition overnight. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Whangamata at 9:30pm where a 76-year-old man suffered a condition requiring...

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Mount Maunganui and Papamoa writers have won national prizes in a Paper Plus' national story writing competition. Mount Primary School pupil Oscar Kelly is the national winner and Rosie Tao Warren from Te Akau ki Papamoa School has won the regional...

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