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Power is out in areas of the Western Bay of Plenty this afternoon as strong winds batter the region. Almost 800 properties have been without power for several hours after winds up to 50km/h have felled trees and blown branches into power lines. Powerco...

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Kayaker Luuka Jones secured New Zealand's best finish at a world canoe slalom championship today, finishing 10th at Deep Creek Lake in the United States. But it could've been so much better for the 25-year-old, who was ruled to have missed...

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Te Puna School pupils are hoping their arty approach to fundraising will pull together thousands of dollars for school upgrades. Principal Neil Towersey says the school's second art auction, on September 25, will see the children's artwork...

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A cigarette lighter in the hands of a child is the cause of four garages going up in flames in Papamoa, allowing police to rule out possible arson. Firefighters were called Kirkpatrick Place, Papamoa on Friday about 6.55pm where four adjoining 20m by...

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The former ANZ central city branch building in Tauranga is now on the market for sale. The Spring Street premises were vacated by the ANZ earlier this year when the bank moved its retail operations to the former National Bank premises on the corner of...

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A pair of Bay of Plenty clubbies have lent a hand in helping New Zealand re-write history and retain its world crown at Rescue 2014 in France. The win sees NZ Black Fins become the second nation to win back-to-back titles in the event, joining surf lifesaving...

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The Z Energy staff who helped put out a man on fire near the Cameron Road service station at the weekend have been removed from the public eye, says station owner Dave Gillies. “They're doing okay. They have been referred to some trauma counselling...

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A missing person flyer has been released for one Mount Maunganui's distinguished personalities. You might not know him, but you couldn't miss him. The man answers to the name ‘Reggie', except he doesn't answer at all. He...

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A Waikino man has died after being flung from his car into the path of another vehicle in the Karangahake Gorge. Police confirm 51-year-old Kelly Graeme Poulter was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance staff following a two car crash on Pukekauri...

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Tauranga City Council will begin replacing piles on the pontoons along the waterfront damaged during bad weather earlier this year. Work on the pontoons starts today with TCC aiming to complete repairs by the end of October, in time for the 2014 Tauranga...

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A Royal Spoonbill on the Wairau Lagoon. Photo by Will Parsons.
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