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Organisers of a city nightshelter set to accommodate up to 20 homeless people in Tauranga are preparing to open the doors in coming weeks. Tauranga Moana Nightshelter Trust secretary Mike Mills is looking forward to opening the doors of city nightshelter...

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The Government is running out of time to decide on whether its own submission, worth $10.4 million, will be made on the resource consent application to leave the Rena wreck on Astrolabe Reef. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council's 40-day submission...

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BayTrust manager Bruce Cronin will retire after 18 years of service, following a decision not to continue in his revamped role. The announcement was made this week as a part of the Trust's major overhaul. Bruce Cronin is retiring as BayTrust manager. BayTrust...

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Motorists travelling between Tauranga and Rotorua using Pyes Pa Rd are being advised to expect delays as a broken down truck is blocking one lane of State Highway 36. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says the truck has broken down about a 1km...

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A bid to make Tauranga a training centre of choice for national and international athletes has been approved by the Tauranga City Council. The council-owned organisation Bay Venues Ltd has been given approval to spend $95,000 exploring transforming the...

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A detective sergeant, a lawyer and the sole candidate seeking re-election have topped the 2014 TECT election, as the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust board's three final trustees. Peter Blackwell and Paul Tustin will join Ron Scott, who is re-elected...

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A $46 million Freedom Village in Papamoa is officially open, with Prime Minister John Key endorsing the affordable lifestyle as a way of the future. In front of about 100 people the Prime Minister opened the 6.5 hectare village consisting of up to 160...

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Traffic is flowing in the Paengaroa area despite reports of white clouds of dust covering State Highway 2 near Te Puke from a vehicle losing a load of magnesium oxide this afternoon. Tauranga Police Senior Sergeant Shannon Clifford says they have had...

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A relieved owner has been happily reunited with his much-loved dog this afternoon after it spent 30 hours trapped down a 14ft hole at Papamoa. Fire crews from Papamoa and Mount Maunganui were called in to rescue the Irish setter this afternoon after it...

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TECT is being applauded for its decision to provide $15million funding for a purpose-built tertiary campus in downtown Tauranga. The campus, to be built in Durham St on land gifted by the Tauranga City Council, will be jointly-funded by the Bay of Plenty...

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