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The problems of pollution, sedimentation and sea lettuce build up in Tauranga Harbour are going to have at least $6.5 million spent on them this year. But the black swans which are considered on their own to be a significant environmental hazard are ignored...

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Tauranga Community Housing trust manager Chris Johnstone is welcoming the announcement of tax provisions for community housing trusts. “I guess we've all been uncertain for some time now around our activity in terms of delivery of housing...

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It's an icky, dirty, messy job, but someone's got to do it. That ‘someone' is a group of seven clean, green Otumoetai College students who hope to improve the recycling habits of their school, the community and eventually New Zealand. Otumoetai...

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An iconic local sports store has shut its door this week – citing a lack of foot traffic in downtown Tauranga as the reason behind their close. Wright Sports, which has been operating in the Bay for nearly 40 years, is becoming a web-store only...

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Politicians, business men and councillors as man servants. Sounds like something out of a fiction novel. But fiction came reality at the Ladies Long Charity lunch at ASB Arena yesterday. Lavina Good and Mary Lambie. While the final figures are yet to...

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One of the best craft beers in the world will be on tap at Brew on The Strand today to celebrate America's Independence Day. Sculpin India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing in San Diego, California, is recognised as one of the best beers in the...

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Complete with all of the nerves, determination and talent – the Tauranga Festival of Performing Arts is described as ‘Saturday morning sport for the performing arts'. Instead of on a netball court or rugby field, more than 600 competitors...

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Hard work and dedication to creating small changes with big impact has paid off for 10 Kiwis thanks to Energizer New Zealand. The top entries into Energizer's Power of Positive Energy project have been handpicked and each one rewarded with a $5,000...

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Little Bailee Fernandes loves her Baywave swimming lessons. Next term this five-month-old, and 999 other local babes, will get to enjoy a term of free swimming lessons. The water is a happy place for young Bailee Fernandes and her mother Anna. Bookings...

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The Zeppelin airship became an object of hatred during the German strategic bombing campaigns of World War I. That's because of the civilian casualties they inflicted, as they sneaked through the night sky to drop their deadly payloads on England. One...

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