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A “flood of green kiwifruit” has been left smeared on the main street of Te Puke after falling from a truck this morning. The unknown amount of kiwifruit was quickly driven into pulp by motorists at the intersection of Jellicoe Street and...

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Fonterra is gifting a rare fire engine, built in Rotorua, to the Wellington Fire Museum, retiring the vehicle after more than 20 years of service in the co-operative. The 1977 Dodge fire engine is one of only two ever built, and is the only one still...

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The majority of the Bay of Plenty's water ways, including those which run through farmland, have good stable water quality. That's the message from the senior policy advisor For Federated Farmers, Elizabeth McGruddy. Measured against a range...

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New Zealand's largest avocado exporter, AVOCO, has launched a campaign to increase its market share following a season which saw Orchard Gate Returns far exceed grower expectations. Bay of Plenty AVOCO growers received an all size average return...

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Thousands of young avocado trees being planted in Northland and the Bay of Plenty are a reflection of renewed confidence in the future of the avocado industry.Seedling nurseries are sold out of stock for the 2015-2016 season and there's increased...

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Get the mates together and pull out the hunting boots and camo gear for the Polaris 2015 Big Four Hunting and Fishing Competition coming up in June. It's the ultimate hunting week. Teams of four hunt for a wild stag, wild boar, cock ring-neck pheasant...

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A hunter who dumped duck carcasses in the Eastern bay is being described as thoughtless and lazy. About 50 duck carcasses were found dumped in Wardlaw Glade in the Eastern Bay of Plenty last weekend. Dumped duck carcasses could be considered as littering...

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Prime Minister John Key has paid tribute to Zespri and the Bay of Plenty's kiwifruit industry for its “remarkable” ability to regroup and recover in the wake of Psa. As part of his day-long trip to Tauranga, Key visited Zespri's...

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Load firearms only when they are ready to fire. That is the latest safety message following the tragic deaths of two young men in separate incidents over the weekend. The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council urges hunters to unload when they have no game...

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Roaming livestock on State Highway 2, north of Waihi, were hit by a car early this morning. The Waihi Fire Bridge received a call to a car crash at about 2.45am after a car, travelling north, struck the cows. Two cows were killed after a crash on State...

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Gilmour Reserve, Waihi. By Chloe Phillips. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.  Email: photos@thesun.co.nz