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Papamoa residents should wake to a plentiful water supply this morning following a night of water problems. Water was reduced to very low pressure or out altogether for most of the Papamoa area from around 10.30pm. Tauranga City Council says there is...

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The insurance aftermath of the tornado which wreaked havoc on a strip of Mount Maunganui has been valued at more than $2 million. Insurance Council of New Zealand has revealed figures on the extreme weather events that caused extensive flooding in Wellington...

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A $591 million transport package aimed at roading and infrastructure for the Bay of Plenty has been unveiled by the NZ Transport Agency. The package is designed to grow industry and jobs, improve safety, and support economic development and population...

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Mount Maunganui and Papamoa residents concerned with the distance to their nearest tsunami evacuation route, might be pleasantly surprised just how close they really are. That's the message from Tauranga City councillor Steve Morris ahead of a series...

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New Zealand's top extreme kayakers have dominated one of the world's biggest extreme sports events, the Ekstremsportveko festival in Norway. Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson took a break from the canoe slalom world cup series and seamlessly slotted...

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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's long-running court battle over his helicopter pilot's licence is over, after he was cleared of criminal liability for failing to disclose drug use. A panel of three judges in the Court of Appeal dismissed the...

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A man who sparked an armed police callout after allegedly stabbing two people will remain behind bars. Rodney Lewis Gates, 43, was arrested on Saturday night following an altercation which saw the women injured and Gates allegedly point a firearm at police. The...

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Submissions to Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Long Term Plan showed strong support for the Council's environmental protection work. More than 100 of the 275 submissions to the Plan were directly related to water quality and quantity, where...

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The Government has announced a $26 million package aimed at helping the tourism sector in Vanuatu recover following Cyclone Pam.   “Tourism accounts for 20 per cent of the Vanuatu economy and employs 26 per cent of the labour force. Getting...

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A wheelchair bound Tauranga woman is disheartened she will not be able to drive her beloved BMW again after it was written off in an early morning hit and run. Christy Arundel's black BMW hatchback was severely damaged while parked on Millers Road,...

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