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Papamoa councillor Steve Morris wants Tauranga City Council to bring forward a review of its dog bylaw because of his town's growing population. The bylaw is not scheduled to be reviewed until 2018, but with 44,000 people now living along the coastal...

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Aviation enthusiasts were gifted a rare treat on the Tauranga Airport runway yesterday, with an Airbus A-320 making its first ever stop in the city. Landing at midday, the Air New Zealand AirBus A300-232 sat on the runway next to the control tower for...

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Tauranga has secured a top-ten spot on the list of travellers' chosen destinations throughout New Zealand. The list, released by the world's largest travel site TripAdvisor, sees Tauranga claim tenth spot as part of their 2015 Travellers'...

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Talks between Mount Maunganui lifeguards and Tauranga City Council are continuing after the latter backtracked on their decision to stop roadside donations. For more than a decade the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service has been a mainstay at the intersection...

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New Zealand's love affair with hot cross buns is stronger than ever, and as Easter draws near, Tauranga supermarket bakeries are preparing for an onslaught of sales. In the lead up to the annual celebration in April, Countdown is anticipating customers...

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Seasonal Bay of Plenty workers from Vanuatu are facing some difficult decisions following the devastating effects of Cyclone Pam in their native country. Ahead of the hectic main season in the Kiwifruit sector, a level of uncertainty surrounds how many...

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A regional council u-turn on a Papamoa bus route has left users scratching their heads after a number of stops were removed without prior warning, leaving them unaware of where to catch their daily ride. For the last four years, Paua Cove resident Dave...

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The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter hangar is opening its doors to public on Sunday for their annual Open Day. The Tauranga-based rescue helicopter is owned by Philips Search and Rescue Trust - New Zealand's largest search and rescue helicopter...

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A preview on how the new Greerton Library might look was given to the 14 or so people who attended the council community Development Committee meeting at the Greerton RSA this week. A sketched view of the new library from Greerton Road. The drawings may...

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People are being encouraged to grab a fishing rod and head down to the Kidz Need Dadz Fishing and Fun Day on The Strand Reclamation today. Children up the 12-years-old can bait up and try their luck at catching the longest fish on the day. Wesley McLay...

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Papamoa beach sunrise. Photo by Matt Rossiter.
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