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Tauranga locals are getting a taste of the best New Zealand's Vogels recipes as the national road trip stops in town today. Based on The Strand from 7am-3pm the Vogel's Toast of NZ Café is serving up some of the best Vogel's masterpieces...

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A woman was airlifted to hospital after crashing her car off a highway down a hillside near Waitomo overnight. The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to transport the 21-year-old woman from Waitomo to Waikato Hospital about 7pm Thursday. Emergency...

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Tauranga City Council has received an application to hold a mass ice challenge at Memorial Park this weekend to raise funds for the Cancer Society. City events co-ordinator Ella Anselmi confirmed to SunLive a member of the public lodged an application...

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Candidates for the 2014 TECT election are eagerly waiting to hear who will join the Trust, with results to be announced this afternoon. Voting closes at 12pm today, with the top three candidates securing a place alongside returning trustees Bruce Cronin,...

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Tauranga Independent MP Brendan Horan is calling for Prime Minster John Key to personally apologise to the people of Tauranga for not fulfilling a six-year roading promise. During this afternoon's parliamentary question time Brendan asked Minister...

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The prospect of a new, purpose-built shared tertiary campus is one step closer with TECT funding $15million to expand tertiary education in Tauranga. The funding joins $15m of funding from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council through its Regional Infrastructure...

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An elderly Tauranga man is dead and his 72-year-old female passenger is in Tauranga Hospital after police say a van crossed the centreline crashing into two cars on State Highway 2. Two other people – a 34-year-old Papamoa woman and an 11-year-old...

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A Whakatane woman is to be awarded $13,968 in compensation after she was unjustifiably sacked by her former employer due to confusion over a verbal contract about maternity leave. Bobbianne Hughes had been employed as a full-time Eastern Bay of Plenty...

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Tauranga City Council is sticking with its staged approach to the Rena resource consent application in the face of pleas to take a political stand in support of the community. A neutral submission on the ship's owners and insurers' application...

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Bethlehem College pupils are feeling fortunate after hearing the heart-warming stories of orphan children living in Uganda this week. The Watoto Children's Choir performed and shared real-life stories to about 500 pupils and teachers at the college...

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Sunrise from Aongatete. Photo by Kerri Wheeler.

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