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A Tauranga kayaker's place in the New Zealand squad is under threat unless his $2000 kayak that disappeared after falling off a vehicle is not returned. Jack Wilson lost his sole C1 slalom kayak on Friday after one of the straps holding the boat...

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Update 5PM: A third crew of fire fighters has been called in to help battle a large scrub fire in Pukehina this evening. Pukehina and Maketu fire brigades were called to the 300m by 100m blaze at Pukehina Parade, near Gardiner Place, about 3pm. File photo. Northern...

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A 24-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after her car hit a power pole in Paeroa. Waikato District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Freda Grace, says the crash happened early on Saturday morning on Ainslie Road, Paeroa. It is one of...

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Election billboards sporting images of the Rena disaster have spilled onto pastures as the Green Party brings attention to the “big issues facing the country”. Green Party Tauranga candidate Ian McLean says the billboards are designed send...

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For years a Mount Maunganui man believed he could not win Lotto - until he struck a $309,214 win last week. The Mountie, who did not wish to be named, purchased his ticket from Paper Plus on Maunganui Road, which is also where he collected his winnings...

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Eastern Bay Police are seeking information as to the whereabouts of Manu Cashmore. A warrant has been issued for the 40-year-old's arrest in relation to a rural burglary. WANTED: Manu Cashmore. He has been residing in Hamilton but is known to...

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UPDATE 12.30PM: Detectives are looking for two men who robbed a Mount Maunganui Video Ezy at gunpoint. Mount Maunganui CIB Detective Sergeant Pete Blackwell says two males entered the premises on Owens Place about 7pm Saturday armed with a pistol.  ...

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Drivers need to be “switched on and alert” is the message from police following a spate of crashes on Western Bay roads this weekend. Between Saturday and 6am Monday road police attended five minor injury crashes, including a car that crashed...

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A scrub fire that interrupted Papamoa Volunteer Fire Brigade's annual honours night at the weekend is believed to have been sparked by a discarded cigarette butt. The crew were hosting the annual honours event at the station on Parton Road when...

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Seven years after armed police raided homes and detained people at gun point in Taneatua and Ruatoki a personal apology has been made. Police Commissioner Mike Bush personally apologised to six families affected by the 2007 Urewera police raids and confirmed...

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Sunset from Maketu. By Morris Shaxon.
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