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Easter is on everyone's minds this weekend as some dig into chocolate and other think more about the meaning of the holiday. SunLive visited Greerton today to get people's thoughts on what Easter means to them.   There was a variety of...

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Bargain book hunters are scouring through the Mount Action Centre this long weekend to find a good read at the 27th Tauranga Rotary Club Easter Book Sale. Thousands of used novels, CD's and magazines have been donated to the annual sale, with fresh...

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An art competition exhibition opened to the public today is being described as a chance for Tauranga artists – young and old – to express how the feel about the battles of Gate Pa and Te Ranga. Artist, dignitaries and visitors and Deputy Mayor...

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Children searched high and low and left no stone unturned at Greerton Village today as they hunting for Easter eggs in the square. The annual Greerton Village Easter Car Show was set to start at 8.30am but was cancelled due to wet grounds. Brayden, 7,...

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Tauranga Girls' College student Maraea Ranui will join Willie Apiata as a guest speaker at the 150th Commemoration Dinner of the Battle of Gate Pa. Maraea won the Battle of Gate Pa Secondary Schools Speech Competition held last night. Tauranga Girls'...

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The speed and skill of more than 900 BMX riders from across New Zealand will be on show for Tauranga families as the city hosts the 2014 BMX National Championships this Easter weekend. Several world ranked riders will take part in the racing at the Tauranga...

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Residents of Carysfort Street this morning banded together in an effort to keep rising water levels out of their homes. The Mount Maunganui street was one of many areas across the Western Bay to suffer severe flooding today as thunderstorms and torrential...

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The Commerce Commission is warning businesses Easter Saturday and Sunday are not public holidays and businesses must not mislead customers when applying a surcharge. Commission general manager Kate Morrison says it's easy to think the four days...

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Western Bay secondary school students will give a personal take of the Battle of Gate Pa in their bids to win a speech competition tonight, as part of the event's 150-year commemorations. Year 11-13 students will be making speeches at Tauranga Girls...

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More than 100 volunteers are outside braving the inclement weather for the annual Poppy Day street collection today. The appeal day usually falls on the Friday before Anzac Day but due to Good Friday being tomorrow, is happening today instead. Poppy Day...

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