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One of the Labour Party's heavy weapons weighed into the battle for Tauranga today. Labour's deputy leader and finance spokesman David Parker was the big gun at a couple of party meetings in town today; one in Papamoa and the other in the...

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UPDATED 4PM: Waikato Police are currently speaking to a man following an alleged armed incident near the Hauraki settlement of Puriri today. Thames-Coromandel CIB Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Martyn Hughes says emergency services were alerted to...

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“More money than could be imagined” has been raised for Tauranga children today as 26 city leaders took one for the team – dropping off the side of a five-storey building. Hundreds of spectators watched as bosses, councillors, politicians...

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Bernie Gillon has been named as the new speedway promoter at ASB Baypark. Bernie has had extensive involvement in motor sport and has recently been President of the Bay of Plenty Speedway Association. He has also been involved in speedway operations...

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A vastly different Bay of Plenty Steamers side will run out against Manawatu tonight after a sting of injuries has hit players. If mounting pressure to perform at FMG Stadium, Palmerston North wasn't high enough already, All Black duties and injuries...

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UPDATED: The roads are now clear and traffic is back to normal after a bus and car collided in Mount Maunganui causing major traffic delays along Girven and Maunganui roads. The vehicles crashed outside Bayfair Shopping Centre were stuck together, blocking...

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Tauranga home cooks June Lyall and Steph Usmar are the first team to be eliminated from New Zealand's version of My Kitchen Rules. Dubbed the ‘Bogan Besties' June and Steph's medieval-themed instant restaurant ‘The Winchester...

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A young Tauranga woman living in Australia is fighting for her life after suffering horrific injuries in a crash on Sunday. Diane Wilson, 23, is an induced coma in Melbourne's Alfred Hospital, following the T-bone crash which left her with a smashed...

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Container ship Vega Auriga is still in port at Tauranga today awaiting orders and is scheduled to depart tomorrow. Port of Tauranga operations manager Phil Julian says the empty ship is re-fuelled and awaiting sailing directions from its owners, Hamburg-based...

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UPDATED 2:50PM: The man police knew only as 'Dave' has been identified thanks to help from the public. Detective Sergeant Darryl Brazier says Dave, a Tauranga man, remains in a stable but serious condition in Tauranga Hospital but is expected...

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