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Have you got a good attitude? Are you willing to listen and learn? Then you could have a job tomorrow…a job with security through to at least 2020. Certified Building Association of NZ chief executive Grant Florence. The Bay of Plenty is screaming...

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Fears children may turn to the latest “idiotic” trend of setting fire to themselves is prompting one Tauranga school principal to take proactive action and issue a school-wide warning. The Ministry of Education yesterday emailed school principals...

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Greenpark School's sweet approach to fundraising today is adding to Tauranga SPCA's Cupcake Day coffers totalling more than $8000. Room 7 pupils are selling home-made baked goods to fellow classmates in support of the Greerton animal shelter...

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The 107 white crosses standing in Tauranga's Masonic Park to honour each soldier the city lost during World War 1 are drawing much interest and appreciation from descendants and visitors alike. The City's Fields of Remembrance project, unveiled...

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Oropi School's cramped resource and meeting spaces are receiving a $450,000 solution, with the Ministry of Education announcing the school will receive a Special Property Grant. Announced this week, Oropi is one of 31 schools out of about 150 to...

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Sailing will feature as a sport in the ever-growing AIMS Games from next year Yachting New Zealand regional support officer Hamish Hey has announced. A proposal by Yachting New Zealand to feature fleet racing in Optimist dinghies in the popular Tauranga-based...

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Katikati College student Rikayla Richardson is the winner of the Trustpower Western Bay of Plenty Youth Spirit Community Award. The Year 13 student received recognition at last night's Trustpower Western Bay of Plenty Community Awards held at Comvita...

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Student science projects from across the Bay of Plenty impressed judges at this year's NIWA Bay of Plenty Regional Science and Technology Fair. Projects included innovative ideas for biodegradable fish hooks and handy pumpkin cutters for the kitchen,...

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Political tensions among Bay of Plenty candidates are flaring after heated discussions on raced-based politics at a meet-the-candidates event at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. BOP Conservative Party candidate Deborah Cunliffe was labelled “Queen Victoria...

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The NZ Independent Coalition will implement a zero-fees model at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Waiariki Institute of Technology if elected in the upcoming election. The pledge was made by leader Brendan Horan while speaking at a student forum held...

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Baby fur seal at Moturiki. By Rob Vile.
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