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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Tauranga's Independent MP Brendan Horan remains in Tauranga Hospital today where he is being treated for blood poisoning. The Mount Maunganui resident was admitted to hospital on Friday due to an infection in his leg that led to blood poisoning. Brendan...

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Tauranga's Independent MP Brendan Horan got the chance to talk waterpolo with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the official unveiling of the Queen Elizabeth II's portrait in Wellington overnight. He told SunLive about the experience this...

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A specialist three-person panel will sit down in Tauranga this week to tackle key local government reform issues facing the Bay of Plenty. On Wednesday, Bob Owens Retirement Village will host the panel discussion on the proposed amendments to the Local...

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Katikati has a problem with people addicted to drugs – and if legal highs can't be banned Western Bay District Council needs to make it tougher to sell them. That was the message from Te Puke and Katikati residents who pleaded with Western...

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Claims Steve Morris is holding ratepayers to ransom by campaigning for a new job while working as a Tauranga City councillor are being flatly denied by him. Talking to SunLive, Steve says any campaigning or lobbying involved in the pursuit of a Bay of...

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Child abuse will come to the fore this weekend as Tauranga residents rally behind a global protest against abuse and sexual exploitation of children. Mother-of-four Suzy Brown is organising Tauranga's Worldwide Peaceful Protest against Child Abuse...

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Bay of Plenty District Health Board chairperson Sally Webb now has two hats after being appointed the Taranaki District Health Board deputy chair. Sally, who has been on the BOPDHB since 2010, was officially gazetted to the position today. Sally Webb...

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The Ministry for Primary Industries is working to keep a tight leash on the nation's borders by stopping cruise ship passengers attempting to bring unwanted produce and items into Tauranga City. Today MPI officials undertook routine security clearance...

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The $2.4 million government funded Rena long term environmental recovery plan is now reaching its final stages as weathered oil and beads continue to wash up on beaches. The plan, launched by then Environment Minister Nick Smith in January 2012, three...

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Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is encouraging applications to the new Community Conservation Partnerships Fund from Tauranga City community led conservation groups. The new fund enables communities to undertake work in partnership with the Department of Conservation. ...

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