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Bayfair shoppers will be rockin' around the Christmas tree in more ways than one this year, with the shopping centre installing a people-powered tree to push energy sustainability. In a New Zealand first, the Mount Maunganui shopping centre will...

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The NZ Garden & Art Festival Garden Trail has proved yet again how much people love the opportunity to admire others' gardens. The first three days of the Garden Trail has attracted thousands into gardens from Katikati to Tauranga and the city's...

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Tauranga Chamber of Commerce have revealed that business confidence is high within the city and things are looking bright leading up to Christmas. Figures show business confidence rose in the final quarter of 2014, following three months of election uncertainty. Tauranga...

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Waipuna Hospice needs to grow its fundraising to net $48,000 per week in order to cope with an increasing number of patients, and continue providing services free to those in need. Waipuna Hospice chief executive Richard Thurlow, speaking at the hospice's...

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Pupils will go bananas when a group of performers visit their school with their quirky Christmas tale in December. Completing 43 shows in 21 days, Tauranga Youth Work Trust Cool Bananas is bringing its Travelling Christmas Story Show – ‘A...

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It's Tauranga's biggest and fastest growing suburb – and it's due to grow another 20 per cent in the next five years. However, Papamoa Plaza manager David Hill says a lot of the suburb's 22,000 residents work – and...

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Home values in Tauranga City have decreased by 0.6 per cent in the last three months, but remain 3.6 per cent higher than they were in September last year. Despite this, prices remain 6.2 per cent below the peak of 2007. House prices in the Tauranga...

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They may be imaginary friends – but the cardboard buddies created by Mount Maunganui Intermediate School pupils are sending out a strong message today. As part of Buddy Day, the pupils joined children from Hamilton, Auckland and Wellington this...

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Memorial Park's rocket slide has departed for its final mission as contractors work towards returning a modernised model back to earth early next year. Contractors began dismantling the iconic rocket slide this morning after it was closed last month...

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Trustpower's $25 million, three-storey development at the heart of Tauranga's CBD is one of the big projects that's helped commercial consent income double in the last month. Priority One's latest Building Consents commentary...

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