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It's the biggest show in town with an audience twenty five times the population in New Zealand …and a thousand times the population of Tauranga. It was the most hotly anticipated showdown in modern political history …not just in the...

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New Inland Revenue Department figures show a massive milestone has been achieved – but don't expect a party in celebration. According to the figures released by the IRD, the amount owed in defaulted loan payments by Kiwis living at home and...

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Government funding is failing to keep pace with the real cost of education, leading to cuts in essential resourcing for children's learning, says NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green in Rotorua. Speaking to about 400 educators as the NZEI annual...

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The Accident Compensation Corporation has made the move to review and propose new levy rates for a two-year period instead of every year. ACC is now calling on Kiwis to share their thoughts and ideas about levy settings for the 2017-19 period, as part...

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A Tauranga diver's criticism of the Ministry of Primary Industries' draft snapper management plan and the Ministry's consultation process has provoked a reply from the MPI's director of fisheries management Dave Turner. Tauranga...

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High-risk dogs and their owners will be subject to stricter control measures under new legislative changes announced by the Government. The law changes include owners being required to neuter all high-risk dogs, as well as ensure that all dangerous or...

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The income inequality lobby group Closing The Gap has surveyed local body candidates on what it believes are crucial issues affecting the Bay of Plenty and New Zealand. And it wants to share the results so the electorate can make considered, informed...

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Customs isn't talking yet about the size of the investment it is announcing today in a ‘world-class patrol vessel' to reinforce and enhance the protection of New Zealand's maritime border. It won't state a price because some...

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Electric vehicle owners are gaining in numbers and begining to appear in groups at public events, after years of being treated like vegetarians at a barbecue,  About 20 electric vehicle owner/drivers turned up at Bayfair on Saturday as part of the...

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A protest rally against New Zealand's cannabis laws will be staged outside the Tauranga Police Station this afternoon. The Stop The Arrests rally is one of 26 protests taking place around the country from 4pm to 5pm today, and aims to highlight...

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