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A change of command will now see the NH90 become responsible for search and rescue missions. The Royal New Zealand Air Force's NH90 will also be in charge of casualty evacuation in association with search and rescue, as well as transport for NZ...

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The latest World Health Organisation statistics show that children aged between five and 14-years-old in the Western Pacific Region are more likely to die from drowning than any other cause. This is a statistic which is shocking to Tauranga Swim...

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Information on the water quality of 350 beaches around New Zealand is now accessible on-line, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. It comes as part of an initiative between regional councils, Cawthron Institute, Ministry for the Environment...

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A 67-year-old hunter was airlifted to Rotorua Hospital after becoming ill in remote bush on the shore of Lake Tarawera yesterday. The Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue helicopter was dispatched shortly after 12.30pm when a fellow hunter raised the alarm requesting...

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Tauranga families are being encouraged to spare a few dollars for local children who've experienced abuse and neglect this Christmas. Homes of Hope CEO and co-founder Hilary Price says the charitable trust will provide these children with protection,...

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He's cheeky, mischievous, strong-willed and sometimes stubborn. He's also a very special young man. Like any other five-year-old boy, Papamoa's James Reid loves anything with speed, watching DVDs and playing on his iPad. Lily, 23 months,...

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Junior surf lifesavers will be honing their skills and competing for club bragging rights at this weekend's Bay of Plenty Junior Championships. Mount Maunganui's Main Beach will be transformed into a competitive cauldron with nearly 400 lifesavers...

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A beekeeper from Paihia is on what is believed to be the first trip from Cape Reigna to the Bluff and back in a production model 100 per cent electrical car. Craig Salmon stopped off in Tauranga today to charge both his and his car's batteries. Craig...

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One person is dead after a crash which has sparked a scrub fire in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon. Police say the crash happened between a motorbike and van. Police, St John Paramedics and firefighters have been called to the crash scene in Cape Runaway. "The...

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From the first strum of the guitar to the last power cord belted out by Jennie Skulander, Devilskin never fail to impress. The power and beauty of Bay of Plenty woman Jennie's voice is backed up by sick bass lines, wicked guitar riffs and solid...

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