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A $46 million Freedom Village in Papamoa is officially open, with Prime Minister John Key endorsing the affordable lifestyle as a way of the future. In front of about 100 people the Prime Minister opened the 6.5 hectare village consisting of up to 160...

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Tauranga Independent MP Brendan Horan is calling for Prime Minster John Key to personally apologise to the people of Tauranga for not fulfilling a six-year roading promise. During this afternoon's parliamentary question time Brendan asked Minister...

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Prime Minster John Key will meet Papamoa school students before opening a nearby retirement village in a whistle-stop visit to Tauranga City. Arriving in Tauranga tomorrow morning, John Key will visit several organisations including Tui Garden Supplies...

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Both the kiwifruit industry and the unemployed in the Bay of Plenty look set to benefit from a new government initiative. New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated is welcoming the Government's plans to get more Kiwis into seasonal work, and its...

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The NZ Independent Coalition Party is launching its campaign to contest the general election next Tuesday night at what is being called a place where it all started – the beach. The Bay of Plenty-based political partywill formally launch its campaign...

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Residents are being encouraged to add a touch of te reo to their vocabulary as part of the nation's Maori Language Week Acknowledged since 1975, the week-long event is described as a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate te reo Maori and use...

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Election campaigning is now in full swing with roadside hoardings going up across the region this morning. Labour candidate for Bay of Plenty Clare Wilson is happy to see the first of many election hoardings go up. Photo: Hannah Wilson. Labour candidate...

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Tauranga resident Pat Spellman is calling for Te Ururoa Flavell to act on the finding of the Waitangi Tribunal the Crown breached the Treaty of Waitangi over the handling of the Rena. Read more about the Tribunal's finding here. Pat Spellman [inset]...

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Tauranga MP and Minister of Labour Simon Bridges had a thrilling morning after jumping out of a plane thanks to Tauranga Tandem Skydiving. Tourism Bay of Plenty chairman Paul Bowker also helped Tauranga Tandem Skydiving celebrate receipt of its full compliance...

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Motiti Island iwi say they have been vindicated by the hard-hitting Waitangi Tribunal report that criticises the way the Government handled the aftermath of the Rena grounding. The report released today found the Crown breached the Treaty of Waitangi's...

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Sunset from Maketu. By Morris Shaxon.
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