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The use of a drone seen flying over Papamoa has sparked a lot of debate on social media this week after SunLive posted: Drone unsettles Bay's backyard dwellers. A drone mounted with a camera was seen flying over a backyard in Dalton Place in Papamoa...

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Demolition derby drivers are a special breed, so sayeth guru and Baypark Speedway promoter Bernie Gillon. “They're somebody with a bit of cunning, bit of mongrel, and a whole lot of luck on their shoulder.” Have you ever wanted to smash...

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Many people will be hitting the streets of Papamoa tomorrow as they take part in the Papamoa – It's Not OK campaign against domestic violence. Tauranga City Councillor Steve Morris is one of many people who are supporting the campaign. Steve...

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If you go down to Brewers Bar you're in for a big surprise, because six of the heaviest Kiwi metal bands will be tearing it up on Saturday night. Metal band collective The Northern Musicians Club is presenting NMC5 down at the Mount Maunganui bar,...

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Recent rain is welcome but much more is needed to return soil moisture levels to normal, says Rick Powdrell, president of Bay of Plenty Federated Farmers. “Our region is much better off than a lot of areas but the rainfall has been varied and we...

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Another great line-up will be taking to the stage for the second Mauao Performing Arts Centre Summer Series concert of 2015. Another four hours of free live local music that's guaranteed to get your nono grooving is up for grabs down at Coronation...

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The highs which have had a tight grip on the country recently look likely to take a break as we head into March. This is the best shot at getting some rain, says MetService meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. The MetService is forecasting a mix of wet weather...

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A trio of Bay of Plenty MPs have agreed to sit down and discuss the issue on speed limits on State Highway 2 around Te Puke as a strong public submission period draws to a close. Public consultation on the variety of speed limit changes and new names...

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Two of surf lifesaving's future stars kept their medal haul humming on the second day of the Oceans 15 New Zealand under-14 championships in Mount Maunganui yesterday. With two golds each on the first day, Orewa's under-14 athlete Lucy Makaea...

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One of the largest farms in the Rotorua district, a 1240 ha sheep and beef property, has won the supreme title in the 2015 Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Highlands Station and its owners John and Catherine Ford took out the title at last night's...

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