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UPDATE 6.15pm: SunLive's readers are reporting numerous road hazards as heavy rain lashes the region. Police are urging drivers to stay off the roads amidst multiple closures and delays. Major potholes have developed in the northbound passing lane...

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UPDATED 10.20am: There is a severe weather watch for heavy rain issued by Metservice for Auckland, Great Barrier, Coromandel Peninsula and the Western Bay of Plenty, valid until 9.46pm today. A heavy rain warning has been issued for Girsborne. The Ngamuwahine...

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The Bay of Plenty is one of six regions where property prices hit a record high over August, according to figures released in the latest QV House Price Index. The average house price in Tauranga is $633,638, showing an increase of 28.5 percent since last...

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A Rotorua dairy farmer is the first to strike a deal with the regional council to change to dry stock under a scheme to reduce nutrients entering Lake Rotorua. The $40 million Incentives Programme is an initiative proposed by the local farming collective...

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A restaurateur's laundry load of hot towels caught fire early today – for the second time in a few months. Firefighters were called to reports of burning towels in a shed behind a restaurant on The Strand at 3.36am. Towels caught fire in a...

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The number of houses sold in Tauranga during August of this year is down 11.1 per cent, or 17 properties, compared to August 2015. But when compared to July of this year, August house sales were up by 7.9 per cent (10 properties), according to the latest...

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Tauranga City councillors today authorised Mayor Stuart Crosby to sign amendments extending the deadline on Tauranga's special housing accord. The accord signed with the Government expires Friday, September 16. The decision extends the council's...

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In a joint project to ensure the safety of Rotorua's geothermal wells, the two councils, Rotorua Lakes Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council are going to inspect every geothermal well in town. It will take place between September and November...

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The country's biggest landlord, Housing New Zealand, has sent the strongest possible message to state housing tenants warning of its zero tolerance to illegal activity on its properties. And that especially includes the use and abuse of methamphetamine. “While...

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Tauranga Police armed offenders squad travelled to Taupo today to assist Taupo police with a seach of a Tawa Street address. But while armed police were searching the house, the man they were looking for on a probation warrant turned up at the Taupo probation...

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Ice and snow on the Desert Road by Matt Rossiter. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz