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Frolicking seals and hot roasts. Not many people would think of these two things at the same time, but for some Te Puke firefighters they're a highlight of what's been a memorable run around the country. A group of eight firemen including...

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A man with a sting of monsters to his credit, and nicer creatures is guest speaker at the opening of the Ponder Brothers exhibition at 50 Devonport Road May 27. Weta Digital creative director Gino Acevedo's gift for the macabre began being noticed...

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“Sit down, shut up and listen!” It was firm but friendly advice to 86-year-old Athol Teal. And he did as he was told. “I have something that'll interest you,” Rachel Copestake told him. It was the story in The Weekend Sun...

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A picture of two near earth meteors taken near Omanawa this week is being offered as an explanation for mysterious bangs heard in the sky over the lower Kaimai area. Omanawa resident and EOL CEO Terry Coles heard what sounded like two large explosions...

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A “flood of green kiwifruit” has been left smeared on the main street of Te Puke after falling from a truck this morning. The unknown amount of kiwifruit was quickly driven into pulp by motorists at the intersection of Jellicoe Street and...

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A severe weather warning is in place for the Bay of Plenty with periods of heavy rain expected to hit the region. A subtropical low over the Tasman Sea is expected to pass eastsouth over the upper East Cape during Saturday. A period of heavy rain and...

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Western Bay is awash with various shades of pink as people support the international anti-bullying initiative that is Pink Shirt Day. Today schools, workplaces and communities around New Zealand will wear pink as a sign of their commitment to preventing...

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The body of a man recovered from the Waihou River in Matamata has been identified as the man who was reported missing earlier in the week. Senior Constable Bruce Warrender says the Waikato Police Search and Rescue team commenced a search of the area around...

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A diminutive solo mum with big attitude has won a landmark court case over her landlord and avoided eviction from her rented Merivale home. “Wonderful news, unbelievable,” says the pumped up mum-of-three Amy Barlow. Amy Barlow result 1521...

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A $790 million package aimed at reducing hardship among children in New Zealand's lowest-income households is at the heart of the Government's Budget. The package includes a $25 per week increase in benefit rates for families with children,...

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Gilmour Reserve, Waihi. By Chloe Phillips. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.  Email: photos@thesun.co.nz