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Two of the biggest national festivals hosted by a local company are returning to Tauranga this January and February. Tickets are already selling fast for Bay Dreams in January and February's One Love Festival, both presented by Tauranga's...

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Around 32 per cent of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's annual budget has been allocated to protect the environment. Funding will come from a mix of council investments and reserve funds, central government and rates. The Bay of Plenty Regional...

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Just when you thought the cruddy weather was done and dusted – here comes the MetService with another severe weather watch for the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel. A front is expected to move eastwards across New Zealand during Sunday which is likely...

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The myth that all children hate eating their greens has been completely dispelled by the students of Room 2 at Pillans Point School. In celebration of World Vegetarian Day, the Tauranga school has been unveiled as the People's Choice winner of...

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Thousands of anglers are heading out to lakes, rivers and streams across the country today for the first day of the new freshwater fishing season. It's the first time in five years that the October 1 start of the trout and salmon season has fallen...

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Steamers lock and captain Culum Retallick will run out for his 100th match in the Blue and Gold jersey when Bay of Plenty take on North Harbour in Albany this afternoon. Debuting on July 13, 2007, against Hawkes Bay in Napier and having played all his...

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Happy Saturday Sunners! With plenty of things taking place today, it's time to rise and shine, sunshine. The MetService predicts showers will become more frequent as the day rolls on, so if you want to make the most of the fine spells then head...

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Have you got what it takes to shake, shimmy, and keep a hula hoop up? Today is World Hoop Day, so even if you haven't picked up a hula hoop since you were about seven-or-so, head over to Mount Drury for a day of free hooping fun. Hula hooping maestros...

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“I've heard it so many times from Mum and dad – it's all flippers and bums.” An uncharitable but not inappropriate perspective of Jack Tortoiseshell's first love, his chosen sport. Underwater hockey player Jack Tortoiseshell....

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At dawn tomorrow, the New Zealand White Ensign flown by the Royal New Zealand Navy will be hoisted on the Auckland Harbour Bridge for the first time. Transport Minister Simon Bridges has given permission for the New Zealand White Ensign to fly from the...

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Beautiful rainbow seen from Te Puna. Photo by Tamsin Phillips. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz