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Sunday, August 02, 2015

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Now that they’ve finally been unveiled on Tauranga’s waterfront, what do you think of the bronze Hairy Maclary sculptures?

Amazing! They look great and bring character to The Strand.
I suppose they are okay if you are a kid or a tourist.
They are a complete waste of space and money.
I genuinely do not care.
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Prime Minister John Key has insisted the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will benefit the Bay of Plenty by removing tariffs on exports to some of the world's major economies. As talks on the deal reach their conclusion among negotiators from the...

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A relaxed Prime Minister began his Tauranga Eastern Link opening speech thanking and complimenting organisers of the powhiri and, in particular, kaumatua for the Tangata Whenua Pouroto Ngaropo. In seven years as PM, Key has attended many powhiri where...

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Classic vehicles and a host of dignitaries, including Prime Minister John Key, were on hand to officially open the $455 million Tauranga Eastern Link today. The 21km, four-lane route is one of seven Roads of National Significance identified by the government...

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Prime Minister John Key is in Tauranga today to open a number of projects. He will attend the opening of the $455 million Tauranga Eastern Link this lunchtime – but not before unveiling the new Hairy Maclary sculpture park on The Strand. John Key...

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Local Government New Zealand is angling for smoking in outdoor areas of bars, cafes and restaurants to be banned – and it's a move supported by the Toi Te Ora Public Health. According to Medical Officer of Health Dr Phil Shoemack, outdoor...

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Tauranga lawyer Craig Tuck is adding his voice to an international group of lawyers warning people about the dangers of internet romance, associated international travel, and drug smuggling. Craig is part of MULE, a new group of lawyers, internet scam...

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This week is Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori, or Maori Language Week in the other official language of Aotearoa – New Zealand. It is the 40th Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori this year and the theme is 'Whangaihia te reo ki nga matua' - 'Nurture...

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The news came swiftly – and positively – for caravan couple Dave and Alaina Short this week. They will get a state house and, hopefully, sometime soon. After The Weekend Sun began its investigation early last week (July 17 issue), the Ministry...

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New rules surrounding the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – better known as drones – aim to enable innovation and put New Zealand at the forefront of regulating a rapidly evolving industry. Tauranga MP and Transport Minister Simon Bridges...

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Customs are being congratulated on the high number of drug seizures at the border over the past six months, which has kept up to $246 million of methamphetamine off New Zealand's streets. “Customs made 1660 drug seizures between January and...

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