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Monday, August 03, 2015

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Now that they’ve finally been unveiled on Tauranga’s waterfront, what do you think of the bronze Hairy Maclary sculptures?

Amazing! They look great and bring character to The Strand.
I suppose they are okay if you are a kid or a tourist.
They are a complete waste of space and money.
I genuinely do not care.
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Fancy cycling down the new Tauranga Eastern Link? Bring your bike and ride down the completed road before it opens to vehicles. For two dedicated hours before the TEL Community Day begins, the road will be open just for cyclists from the Domain Road interchange...

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As the saying goes, ‘one man's trash is another man's treasure'. And that's exactly the case at Mount Maunganui Intermediate as children turn plastic bags, old newspapers and fruit packaging into garments worthy of the catwalk. Children...

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They were dressed in black, mourning their last day on a job they have enjoyed since the Route K toll Road opened in 2003. On closer inspection, the toll booth was decorated in un-smiley faces, but the banter with the customers was flowing fast and free...

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From nose to tail they look the same – except for the slobber and hair. One is a living, breathing 100kg-plus English mastiff, the other is cast in bronze. The real-life Hercules Morse (“as big as a horse”), named Lazarus, greeted his...

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Tauranga kayaker Mike Dawson's latest extreme race win came with a decent dollop of controversy – around four tonnes of it, in fact. The 2012 Olympian and whitewater star took home $6700 after winning the Rapid Raja crown at the Malabar River...

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Lazarus, the real-life Hercules Morse (as big as a horse), greeted his bronzed-self with a sniff when Dame Lynley Dodd's Hairy Maclary character sculptures were unveiled this morning. Hercules Morse was the first to be revealed by Prime Minister...

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The crew on board arrested bulk carrier Lancelot V in the Port of Tauranga have finally been paid and are allowed ashore after nearly two months confined to the ship. Despite their new-found freedom, however, union officials have admitted they don't...

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The Mount Hot Pools have got the perfect way for all you busy locals to unwind after a hard day at work.Every Thursday night during the month of August, the hot pools will show one of four concerts on a big screen provided by Bay Audio Visual as part...

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Bayhopper bus fares will increase by around five per cent on Monday (August 3). The price hike will depend on the route, says Bay of Plenty Regional Council transport policy manager Garry Maloney. Bay Hooper fares will increase by five per cent on Monday....

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Several hundred homes in Welcome Bay will be affected by a water shutdown tomorrow morning. Tauranga City Council says home on and around Waitaha Road will have no water for a period of time. Water services team leader Peter Bahrs says some customers...

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