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The winner of The Weekend Sun's big $5000 Shop ‘n' Win promotion at Papamoa has been announced – and the lucky recipient couldn't be happier. Instant Effect's Rebecca Osmond, winner Anna Stowers and nursey owner Mark...

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The walk-through exhibition of the Battle of Gate Pa is returning to the city due to “very supportive and encouraging” visitors' feedback. The exhibition, launched in May, proved popular with locals, which has encouraged Battle of Gate...

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A Matua woman who utilised a high seas holiday cruise to gather Tauranga tourism data has uncovered what she believes to be a litany of lost marketing opportunities for the Bay of Plenty. “I hate to say it,” says Wendy Napier-Walker. “But...

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Library books are back on the menu this Christmas with the freshly-fixed Tauranga mobile library bus gracing the city's streets once again. The mobile library resumed normal service in Cherrywood and Arataki today, offering about 3000 books to the...

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A proposed new law that could lead to drivers being fined for not giving cyclists up to 1.5 metres of space while overtaking is being backed by a number of Bay of Plenty cycling organisations. Earlier this month the Cycling Safety Panel submitted its...

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Holiday makers at Mount Maunganui will have no problem staying connected this summer thanks to temporary cell sites used to boost network capacity. Mobile phone giants Vodafone are preparing to roll out the cellsites on wheels (COWs) to cope with the...

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The Welcome Bay community has its eye on transforming an underutilised and vacant park into a vibrant hub housing a skate park, adventure playground and community gardens. For the last 12 months the Welcome Bay Community Centre has been holding public...

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The debate over free parking in Tauranga CBD's is set to continue with Tauranga City Council opting to place a three-month trial period into its long term plan discussions. The move suggests any approval of free parking will not come into effect...

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More than 40 under privileged Bay of Plenty families are in line for a dose of community Christmas cheer thanks to the simple notion of ‘paying it forward'. From December 19, hampers full of donated goods and presents will begin to appear...

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A Tauranga taxi company isn't ruling out expanding its staff and fleet numbers after an influx of people safely opting for a cab home under new breath alcohol limits. Tauranga Mount Taxis report that the first weekend of new breath alcohol laws...

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