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Equestrian riders are taking the reins as part of the Para-Equestrian Festival in Welcome Bay this weekend. The three day event, which started yesterday and runs through to tomorrow, promises an action-packed weekend of activities, coaching, advice and...

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She was a beautiful brunette and it was her 19th birthday. Her name was Betty May Middlemiss and she was a model milliner. “She appealed to me as a very nice young lady,” recalls Keith Bowen. He worked in hardware. In the modern idiom, Betty...

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Letting kids be kids is important for mother of three Kylee Stevens – and it's paid off in style, with one of her children now a BMX world champion. Kylee's three sons Lachlan Stevens-McNab, 11, Wyatt, 9, and Sterling, 7, are avid BMX...

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The four alternative flag designs for inclusion in the New Zealand flag referendum later this year were revealed last week, and love them or loathe them, everyone seems to have an opinion. The designs were unveiled at a media conference in Wellington...

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A new airline connecting Tauranga and Auckland is going through the final phases of civil aviation accreditation before operations begin. North Shore Air will offer scheduled and charter services from Tauranga to Dairy Flat on Auckland's North Shore,...

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A small gathering of All Blacks fans waited patiently at Tauranga Airport for their favourite player Sam Cane this morning, but there was one special person missing – his grandma. Thelma Cane was working at the Waipuna Hospice Shop this morning...

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Bus fares on Bayhopper's Katikati, Omokoroa, Mangatawa/Matapihi, and Te Puke routes will rise by around five per cent on Monday. The rise, which excludes schoolhopper fares, follows on from the increase of the Tauranga urban network fares in August. Bus...

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Western Bay of Plenty motorists are urged to take extreme care at intersections this week as part of a road safety campaign aimed at educating drivers to stop at stop signs and traffic signals. The Intersections Campaign runs until September 6 and highlights...

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A bucket load of dirt marked the beginning of the $45 million Maungatapu underpass project today, as Transport Minister Simon Bridges dug the first sod at an onsite ceremony. Work is set to begin in earnest in mid-September. “The project will separate...

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Baseball – it's the great American pastime, and it could soon be one here in Tauranga if Richard Gilligan has anything to do with it. The Tauranga City Baseball Club founder is busy, along with other club members, preparing for their family...

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Somewhere over the rainbow. By Graham Woodhead. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz