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Delays of more than 10 minutes are possible for traffic using the Maungatapu roundabout this weekeknd as the New Zealand Transport Agency moves high tension power lines over the site. The delays are expected to be so bad the transport agency is advising...

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While Conservation Minister Maggie Barry's plan to use 1080 in her campaign to make New Zealand predator free by 2050 is being attacked by opposition parties, Tauranga conservationist Basil Graeme fully supports it. New Zealand First outdoor recreation...

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Ballance Agri-Nutrients won't be paying shareholders a dividend but is distributing a total of $30 million to farmers this week, returning 87 per cent of its 2015/16 $35 million gross trading result to shareholders. On July 29, Ballance will begin...

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Police were called down to The Strand in Tauranga this afternoon after receiving reports of a group of masked people demanding money from members of the public. Members of the group were said to have placed bandanas over their faces before saying “give...

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Tourist spending in the Bay of Plenty was an estimated $1.6 billion for the year to June 2016, according to new data from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Figures from the latest MBIE's Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released...

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A security guard at The Warehouse in Cameron Road was knocked down by the vehicle of a fleeing shoplifter this morning, says police. The suspected shoplifter escaped the scene in a vehicle, and in the process, knocked the security guard to the ground...

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Skills were tested, items were scanned, and cheeriness was scrutinised at the Checker of the Year competition on Wednesday night. In total more than 120 checkout operators from Bay of Plenty New World and PAK'nSAVE stores tested their skills against...

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Men in white overalls wearing face masks and helmets removed sections of asbestos cement water pipe from the Tuapiro Bridge north of Katikati on Wednesday. Traffic over the bridge was reduced to one lane and signs warning of the asbestos removal were...

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For self-taught Kiwi cooking duo Karena and Kasey Te Awa-Bird, the world is their oyster – and a lot of other foods as well. The 2014 MasterChef New Zealand winners from Maketu in the Bay of Plenty packed their bags and headed off on a hectic tour...

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The Department of Conservation has growing concerns about the health and safety of a young orca which appears to have been separated from its pod. For more than a week now DOC staff have been monitoring the orca which has been spotted swimming alone...

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