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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Locals are really getting behind Tauranga volunteers with almost 100 entries in the Western Bay of Plenty area for this year's Trustpower Community Awards. Trustpower reports today a total of 51 entries have been received in the Tauranga category,...

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A lucky Bay of Plenty punter has been given another reason to celebrate the last day of the school holidays after winning a $1.5 million share of Lotto First Division. A winning Lotto First Division ticket was sold at Paper Plus in Mount Maunganui. Photo:...

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Election campaigning is now in full swing with roadside hoardings going up across the region this morning. Labour candidate for Bay of Plenty Clare Wilson is happy to see the first of many election hoardings go up. Photo: Hannah Wilson. Labour candidate...

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Tauranga families of those with disabilities are speaking out against the set-up of Bay City Cinemas in Tauranga saying accessing city theatres isn't easy for the wheelchair-bound. Hayden Noble cannot sit with his mother Jenny or sister Sarah when...

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His grandfather, great uncle and mother's cousin have all played for the All Whites – but six-year-old soccer-mad Matthew Hooper wants to kick it with the Wellington Phoenix FC. The Welcome Bay boy hopes to win a chance to meet his soccer...

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A former Otumoetai Primary School pupil will continue fighting to keep a 116-year-old classroom she was once taught in on school grounds after it was decided the building would move to Historic Village. Tauranga City Council yesterday confirmed the classroom...

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News Tauranga City Council will look at a plan to provide two hours free parking in the central city is not enough for parking advocate Bill Campbell. The central city retailer has been calling for free parking for several years, and even organised a...

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With winter flu cases rising and the peak not yet reached, the Government has extended its seasonal influenza vaccine programme by one month – to finish the end of August. The programme offers free vaccines for people aged 65-plus, pregnant women,...

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A Waitangi Tribunal hearing challenging the Government's ability to make a deal on the Rena wreck's future without consulting Motiti Island residents is entering its final stages. A three-day hearing held in Tauranga under urgency at the start...

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The brother of Merivale man Lance Scullin, who was found dead outside his home the day after being hit with a fence paling, believes the Crown should re-investigate the case. The call comes after a man who attacked Lance the night before his death was...

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Jorga and the butterfly. By Nicola Bai.

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