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He's arguably the hottest property on New Zealand television. And he's not a just a pretty face that parrots lines from the autocue. This A-list celeb is actually a clinical psychologist, an author, and small-screen personality rolled into...

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A Whakamarama mother fears her nine-year-old son may have to walk 4km to school – along an 80km-100km road with blind corners and no footpaths, after a letter stating his school bus is being discontinued. Bridgette Tolfrey's three eldest children...

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John Key take heart. If the general election was held at Otumoetai College today, and if the electorate was made up of 13 and 14-year-olds, National would probably return – but couldn't govern on its own. This afternoon SunLive held a strawpoll,...

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Sharik Sazzad can recognise more than 30 country flags, identify what vitamins are in which fruits and name the Prime Minister New Zealand – he's two years old. The brain box celebrates his third birthday in October and can already read, write...

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An Otumoetai school's push for greater sun-smart awareness could see its students wrapping on a pair of sunglasses come the start of Term 4. Otumoetai Intermediate is this week seeking parent feedback on whether sunglasses should be introduced to...

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Police remain hopeful a number of positive public leads in the attempted abduction of a Mount Maunganui schoolgirl will eventually lead to an arrest. A Maori man is alleged to have grabbed a 12-year-old girl on Bain Street while she was delivering newspapers...

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A Tauranga childcare centre manager was justifiably sacked for ‘liking' a derogatory Facebook post about her employer, according to the Employment Relations Authority. Rachel Blylevens was dismissed by her employer, Kidicorp, in May after...

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The agony and the ecstasy of playoffs time has hit the AIMS Games with a flurry of finals in Tauranga. With 7500 Year 7 and 8 athletes in town for the week-long intermediate-aged sporting showcase, highs and lows were dished out in equal measure.SunLive...

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Te Puke Primary School's Cindy Janke commissioned a secret surprise for a fellow colleague this morning to thank her for her efforts in going “above and beyond” for her pupils. Cindy secretly nominated Year 5 teacher Rochelle Watson...

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Cameron Brown's normally impassive race-face was beaming proudly as the ironman legend watched son Braeden compete at the NZCT AIMS Games in Tauranga yesterday. Braeden finished third in the Year 8 boys multisport at the week-long tournament, which...

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A Royal Spoonbill on the Wairau Lagoon. Photo by Will Parsons.
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