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Rotorua businessman and television personality Tamati Coffey has waded into the fight over bottled New Zealand water being sold overseas. Over the weekend Tamati launched an online petition calling on the Government to pass urgent legislation to enable...

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The HomeStart scheme has helped 128 first-time buyers with grants worth $659,000 in the Bay of Plenty region this year. The Government's $435 million HomeStart scheme came to effect on April 1, 2015, replacing the KiwiSaver First Home Deposit Subsidy. Bay...

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Name suppression figures have dropped by more than 50 per cent over the last four years says Justice Minister Amy Adams. The Ministry says people granted name suppression in 2011 was 640 people by mid-2015 this number was 317. Justice Minister Amy Adams....

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Wicked has just got too wicked and has been slapped by the Office of the Chief Censor. The International van rental has been courting notoriety by what's variously described as offensive slogans incorporated in the livery on their vehicles. This...

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Thousands of Bay of Plenty patients had a date with the surgeon's scalpel over a three month period last year. Data from the Ministry of Health's National Patient Flow project show the Bay of Plenty District Health Board received 10,813 First...

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The current housing crisis which is gripping cities around the country, including Tauranga, is a major concern right across the political spectrum. In a bid to learn more about what is happening here, Labour MPs Phil Twyford, David Parker, Nanaia Mahuta...

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Proposed changes to driver licensing will improve the system while maintaining high safety standards, says Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss. The Ministry of Transport's Driver Licensing Review discussion document proposes moving license renewal...

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A $520 million roading package that will transform State Highway 2 (SH2) between Tauranga and Waihi.  “This is a significant transport investment for Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty area," says Transportation Minister Simon Bridges. State...

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The Honorable Louise Upston fills a lot of shoes, as Minister for Land Information, Minister for Women, Associate Minister of Local Government, and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, as well as being the MP for Taupo. Louise...

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Tauranga District Court's newest staff member has chins wagging about his new role. Louie the District Court Dog even has his own Facebook page and yesterday was introduced to the Minister of Justice Amy Adams.  Louie the Tauranga District...

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