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The inaugural Western Bay of Plenty Primary Schools Girls Rugby 10s Tournament kicked off at the Gordon Spratt Reserve in Papamoa today. Sponsored by Pak and Save Papamoa, nine teams from around the region went head to head in pursuit of taking the trophy.Tahatai...

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Potential future Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns are lighting up the ASB Arena courts as part of the 2014 U23 National Championships this week. From Wednesday to Saturday 13 men's and seven women's teams are battling it out for the national title.Tauranga...

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Police investigating the burglary at a chemical plant in Mount Maunganui where about 60 litres of a dangerous P chemical were taken hope releasing CCTV footage will help identify those involved. The CCTV images show two people at the plant on Thursday...

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NZ First leader Winston Peters is laying claims of agreements made behind closed doors that will see the Government cement tolls on Route K prior to the election. As part of a fleeting visit to Tauranga today Winston outlined to about 100 people at Mount...

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It is hoped the unusual sight of cricket being played at Mount Maunganui's Bay Oval this month will produce benefits on the other side of the world in a few weeks' time. The White Ferns will play a warm-up match on Saturday against some of...

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Sun will most likely shine over Tauranga for the next seven days in what is expected to be the Bay of Plenty's first extended set of fine weather since June. The low pressure system that brought rain to the region this week is moving away, leaving...

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An unmanned yacht run aground on the south-western shore of Motuhoura (Whale Island) near Whakatane is being checked for pollutants. Bay of Plenty Regional harbour Master Peter Buell says the 47 foot ferro-cement hulled pilothouse cutter was left unmanned...

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Tauranga Police are searching for the man who robbed Mag's Cards and Lotto shop on Cameron Road this morning. Senior Sergeant Eddie Lyttle says a male with his face covered walked into the store about 9.47am and demanded cash from the owner at knife...

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The gas pipes ruptured during building construction at a Contour Ave property in Pyes Pa yesterday were laid in the wrong place. A fencing contractor working on a new home hit a gas main about 8.45am, causing a gas leak which saw emergency services close...

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Tauranga City councillor Clayton Mitchell is putting the choice of whether he stays in his current role if elected to parliament this September in the hands of the people of the city. Following being named Tauranga's NZ First candidate last month...

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Camellia flower. By Rebecca Parkes, 8, from Matua School.
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