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Friday, July 31, 2015

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Now that they’ve finally been unveiled on Tauranga’s waterfront, what do you think of the bronze Hairy Maclary sculptures?

Amazing! They look great and bring character to The Strand.
I suppose they are okay if you are a kid or a tourist.
They are a complete waste of space and money.
I genuinely do not care.
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As the saying goes, ‘one man's trash is another man's treasure'. And that's exactly the case at Mount Maunganui Intermediate as children turn plastic bags, old newspapers and fruit packaging into garments worthy of the catwalk. Children...

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Lazarus, the real-life Hercules Morse (as big as a horse), greeted his bronzed-self with a sniff when Dame Lynley Dodd's Hairy Maclary character sculptures were unveiled this morning. Hercules Morse was the first to be revealed by Prime Minister...

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The Tauranga Art Gallery's new director, Karl Chitham, has been officially welcomed into the position during a formal ceremony held on Monday. Karl was welcomed by local kaumatua Tamati Tata and Charlie Tawhiao on behalf of the three tribes of...

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Tauranga lawyer Craig Tuck is adding his voice to an international group of lawyers warning people about the dangers of internet romance, associated international travel, and drug smuggling. Craig is part of MULE, a new group of lawyers, internet scam...

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Carter Holt Harvey's appeal against having to appear in court over the leaky schools case has failed in the Court of Appeal, which has ruled the arguments put forward are better explored at trial. An estimated $44 million is spent repairing leaky...

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Keen creators living in the Bay of Plenty have for the past few months been busily planning, designing and building innovations in the hope of taking home the top Young Innovators Award. Now it's almost that time when locals can play their part...

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This week is Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori, or Maori Language Week in the other official language of Aotearoa – New Zealand. It is the 40th Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori this year and the theme is 'Whangaihia te reo ki nga matua' - 'Nurture...

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It could be the very same cannon that lobbed 6lb shells across what's now Cameron Road into the garrisons of Ngai Te Rangi at Pukehinahina 150 years ago. It's a simple and beautiful piece of engineering, but at the same time a fiendish and...

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A Tauranga insurance brokers company is searching out talented, passionate and determined Kiwis who are ready to ‘do their thing and own their tomorrow' by applying for a 2015 scholarship. Tauranga windsurfer Coral Headey received a $5000...

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Three very excited, very lucky St Thomas Moore Catholic School students got the ride of their lives to the Mount Maunganui institute this morning, thanks to Motorsport BOP. Seven-year-old twins Aidan and Jake Bollee, and their 10-year-old brother Mason,...

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