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The project to bring the tupper waka to The Strand has foundered because of a lack of a suitable venue, city councillors have been told. The project has been withdrawn after the consenting process failed to find a suitable location on the Tauranga Waterfront. Talks...

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A plot of vacant and under-utilised land in Fraser Cove is set to become home to five new affordable houses thanks to a joint venture between Housing New Zealand and Habitat for Humanity. The two organisations announced this week that the project involves...

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A fresh and more efficient look at transporting cruise ship passengers to Tauranga's CBD seems to be paying dividends, with numbers 30 per cent up on early-season targets. After a false start to the 2014/15 cruise ship season due to repairs on the...

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Calls for a serious look into compulsory smoke alarms in rented accommodation is being backed by Tauranga landlords and the city's Fire Service. The scrutiny comes after five lives were taken from three fires in the last fortnight, including the...

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It's a resounding “no” to dodgy door-to-door sellers from Tauranga Age Concern members as a national campaign fighting back against invasive tactics reaches 100,000. Consumer NZ this month launched the “Do Not Knock” campaign...

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New lower drink-drive limits are being welcomed as an opportunity for Bay of Plenty drivers to help “significantly” reduce the nation's alcohol-related crash and death tally. From next Monday the current breath alcohol limit reduces...

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Twas the moment before Santa arrived and all was quiet in Papamoa, before the jolly man dressed in red paid a visit to the suburb this afternoon. Santa visits Papamoa. Photos: Cameron Avery. The inaugural Pakn' Save Papamoa Santa Parade is underway,...

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Indian-born Lehmber Singh loves living in Te Puke. He moved to New Zealand as a single man in 1988 before going back to India to marry his wife, only to return one year later with his new bride. Lehmber Singh and wife Kulwinder Kaur. Photo by: Zoe Hunter. They...

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Employment recruitment agencies believe Bay of Plenty's current lack of skilled tradies is poised to burst into life, eyeing up Auckland residents making the move south as prime targets. Tauranga Chamber of Commerce's latest figures show more...

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Four works written during a turbulent period in music history will be presented by the Bay of Plenty Symphonia tomorrow. The Spring Symphony is the last concert of 2014 for the Symphonia and will be performed at the Tauranga Boys' College from...

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The Historic Village at night. Photo by Rob Vile. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz