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Zena Angland knew something was up when her family turned up to Mount Primary School for a special presentation. Little did the 10-year-old know, it was to see her presented with the prestigious Sir Peter Blake Young Leader Award – the school's...

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Mount Maunganui's ASB Arena is awash with the city's next generation of basketballers taking part in the 2015 Tauranga Basketball Miniball World Cup. This year 46 teams from the Western Bay of Plenty will compete across the two divisions,...

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Waiariki Institute of Technology has been ordered to pay $40,000 to a tutor after he was seriously injured during a forest operations course. The Bay of Plenty tertiary education provider was sentenced in the Rotorua District Court this week under the...

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Mount Maunganui and Papamoa writers have won national prizes in a Paper Plus' national story writing competition. Mount Primary School pupil Oscar Kelly is the national winner and Rosie Tao Warren from Te Akau ki Papamoa School has won the regional...

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More than 350 Bay of Plenty households with children aged five or under now have improved driveway safety as Housing New Zealand looks to put the brakes on being over-represented in driveway runover incidents. The safety improvements to 356 households...

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While running an average of six hours a day through the gruelling Himalaya in 27-degree heat, Lesley Mochan admits there were times she thought: ‘You idiot'. But despite a few painful blisters and a little nausea, Lesley was surprised at how...

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Eight-year-old Te Paea Rameka bravely faced each day of her battle with cancer, enduring 32 days of radiation treatment, 55 days of chemotherapy and hundreds of injections and countless other procedures. The Child Cancer Foundation is calling on Bay of...

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Elaine Fountain absolutely loves children. And she shows it. Because even though this committed kindergarten teacher has retired after 41 years of service to the early childhood education sector, she's back volunteering for the benefit of our children. Champion...

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Hip-hop styled baggy ‘swag' pants, gothic-inspired wrist cuffs, studded gloves, yellow aviator sunglasses, beanies and piercings for the lip and nose. That's Zoe Beck's style. And her ‘style' is becoming more and more...

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After hours of rehearsals and a last-minute name-change, all that's left now for Otumoetai Intermediate School band Society of Six is to rock the stage and rock it well. They will be the youngest of 17 bands competing at the Bay of Plenty regional...

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