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Profanities painted on walls is something no child should have to see, but this is what the children of Welcome Bay Playcentre have been greeted with in recent weeks. Vandals have used the centre's own paint supplies, which they got from a smashed...

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Students at four Bay of Plenty schools will have the chance to learn Japanese in a nationwide programme to enable Kiwi students to learn Asian languages. Te Puke High School, Te Puke Intermediate, Fairhaven School and Paengaroa School have been given...

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Wellington is doing it – Tauranga should be doing it too. Dr Liza Schneider of Holistic Vets is talking about compulsory microchipping of cats. “It's not a magic bullet but it's the first big step in helping us define what is an...

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It was an appeal straight from the heart. “I am here to ask you kindly for your support…” That was little Natalia Jourdain of Room 6 at Pyes Pa Primary School pitching her ‘Hand on Heart' project to the school assembly. “Because...

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It's a curiosity if not a contradiction. A teenager with chronic fatigue syndrome winning a major award for tireless work and a selfless commitment and contribution to her school and community. Micaela Fleming, ignoring fatigue. Photo: Supplied. “I...

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A soft bottom expert - Biological sciences professor at the University of Waikato Conrad Pilditch, is talking up the importance of the health of harbour bottoms, mudflats and estuaries at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club on Monday night. Conrad...

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Five high schools from around the Bay are set to have their lunch breaks rocked when students from Waiariki/Bay of Plenty Polytechnic's music programme visit at the end of August. Studying Tioriori – Certificate in Music Production and Performance,...

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The boat's come in again. The rumpty old dinghy stolen from the ABC Papamoa West Childcare is back at its mooring and the kids are delighted. ABC Papamoa West Childcare is appealing for the return of its boat. Photo: Facebook. The boat, a very old,...

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Te Wharekura o Mauao is opening its doors to the community on Thursday evening to show what “they are doing differently for Maori to achieve” NCEA. The Maori medium school based in Bethlehem has consistently achieved academic success in NCEA...

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The battle for a day to commemorate the New Zealand Wars has been won - now, all they need to do is set a date best suited for the celebrations. Discussions about a date for the new holiday are ongoing. Photo: Supplied "One of the things they are asking...

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