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It's almost crunch time for the candidates in the Mount Maunagnui/Papamoa Ward by-election, but residents are being reminded that last minute enrolments are still being accepted. With election day on February 17 looming, registrar of electors for...

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A Tauranga principal is backing calls for the government to fund school swimming pools as the absence continues to restrict lower decile schools' ability to develop vital skills among children. The cheerful sound of children splashing in the school...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team here at Sun Media. We woud like to take the time to thank the community for working with us in 2014. We look forward to another year of fun in 2015. Our local politicians and mayors would also like to...

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Five people are standing for the vacant Mount/Papamoa ward seat on Tauranga City Council. The candidates nominated at noon today are: Leanne Brown, Murray Guy, Matua Parkinson, Janet Peters and Clare Wilson. Murray Guy is one of five candidates running...

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Nearly 7000 deep sea oil protesters are set to send Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges a stern message for all to see after crowdfunding a billboard to be put up in Mount Maunganui. Next week, the large billboard will be seen on Maunganui Road,...

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The Waitangi Tribunal has slammed the government over repeated and ongoing breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi over Lake Waikaremoana in the southern Bay of Plenty. In the latest of a five-part finding on the treaty claims over the lake, the tribunal finds...

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He's had his face on the side of a Wellington building, a hoax website set up, now Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges is set to receive a postcard signed by 7000 deep sea oil protesters. ActionStation, a community action website, is in...

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Tauranga City Council has been accused of applying “band aids” to what some staff fear are serious ongoing contamination and health issues at the civic administration building in Willow Street. They have also accused the council of “inaction...

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Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is back in the firing line of environmental activists who claim the awarding of 15 new oil permits is pushing the Maui's dolphin to the brink of extinction and harming ecologically protected areas. The Energy and Resources...

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When former Tauranga city council CEO Stephen Town expounds on life in the Auckland Super City on Friday, Tauranga mayor Stuart Crosby won't be there. He's been invited to the chamber of commerce event, but Stuart says he's too busy. Tauranga...

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