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Investigations into Western Bay of Plenty District Council's finances have come up clean following allegations of siphoning funds from excessive dog registration fees. A two week independent review by Tauranga accountants KPMG finds no cause that...

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A run-of-the-mill Wednesday afternoon turned into a life-saving mission for Tauranga stand-up paddle boarder Leigh Hawes when he spotted a dog in serious trouble in the water. Leigh was watching a SunLive photo-shoot of windsurfers at the park when he...

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An aggressive plant pest that can take over ponds, lakes and waterways has been mistakenly sold by a Papamoa pet store, prompting a biosecurity warning. Bay of Plenty Regional Council biosecurity officer Andrew Blayney is asking Papamoa pond and aquarium...

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A free parking trial mooted for Tauranga's CBD is to remain on hold as Tauranga City Council research what one councillor describes as far from a simplistic parking “see saw”. A decision on the three month trial will not happen until...

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A $3.6million extension of Waipuna Hospice allowing for an increasing number of patients is expected to be completed next month. The Te Puna-based centre's new Day Services Wing is part of a wider hospice construction project, now entering the “disruptive”...

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Redevelopments at Palm Beach Plaza in Papamoa are pushing the Papamoa Lions Market from its 13-year-long location, but market organisers are in good spirits. The market has been running every second and fourth Sunday of the month since 2001 at the Plaza...

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Concerns for the health of children and pets are being aired following the laying of possum bait in a Brookfield park, with one resident upset with a lack of community knowledge. To Rynae Butler's knowledge, bait stations appeared in and around...

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Fair Go is turning up the heat on a Tauranga businessman and his company tonight. Gordon Harcourt, reporter for the TVNZ consumer watchdog show, stood outside the businessman's flash waterside apartment at Sulphur Point and harangued him through...

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A Tauranga woman is concerned her dog's annual spring quest for female companionship has turned sour. Zoe Silvester says her five-year-old dog Maz usually disappears for a day or two every spring when female dogs near her Apata home are on heat. Maz...

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UPDATED: Act party leader Jamie Whyte is tackling topics including welfare, education, and crime during his first public meeting in Tauranga today. Jamie is in town for two public meetings, the first at Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club where a small...

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A Royal Spoonbill on the Wairau Lagoon. Photo by Will Parsons.
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