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A financially struggling Welcome Bay mother is upset at being denied medical care for her nine-year-old daughter due to an unpaid bill. Solo mother-of-four Jules Watson phoned 2nd Ave Health Centre this month when her daughter's recurring bladder...

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Election billboards sporting images of the Rena disaster have spilled onto pastures as the Green Party brings attention to the “big issues facing the country”. Green Party Tauranga candidate Ian McLean says the billboards are designed send...

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National candidates for Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty electorates are ranked 18 and 59 on the party's list. National candidate for Tauranga Simon Bridges and Bay of Plenty candidate Todd Muller. The National Party announced its final list for this...

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Tauranga City councillor Clayton Mitchell believes he can be a councillor and a member of parliament and says he will give up his councillor's salary if elected. Clayton is responding to claims from Prime Minister John Key he would be unable to...

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The Government is running out of time to decide on whether its own submission, worth $10.4 million, will be made on the resource consent application to leave the Rena wreck on Astrolabe Reef. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council's 40-day submission...

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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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