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Western Bay of Plenty Area Commander Inspector Clifford Paxton is refusing to influence community discussion on legal highs and gang patch bans. During a presentation of his regular report to the Tauranga City Council's Community Development Committee...

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Western Bay of Plenty roading authorities are apologetically replacing sign on a State Highway 29 across the Kaimai Range after a complaint from a Maori kaumatua over the use of the letter ‘s'. Matamata kaumatua Will Murray is extremely happy...

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Te Puke residents will now turn to MP Todd McClay after the township was officially transferred to the Rotorua electorate today. The 2014 Representation Commission announced today that Te Puke and the surrounding western area will be transferred from...

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People wanting to use city reserves for events such as boot camps and weddings will be required to book under a new Tauranga City Council policy. Council's outdoor spaces booking policy, effective from May 15, is intended to improve the city administration's...

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Katikati's new Memorial Square was officially opened this morning, with 60 people from many of the town's organisations and community groups gathering on-site for the special ceremony. Completed on time and under budget, Western Bay of Plenty...

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Mount Maunganui's $1.5 million artificial surf reef is to be partially removed in an attempt to remove the risk to swimmers near Tay Street, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council has announced. According to council the artificial reef, 250m offshore...

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Families will now have a place to gather after funeral services for loved ones at Pyes Pa Cemetery, with the opening of a $300,000 extension today. The opening of the Tui Lounge comes a year after a request was made to Tauranga City Council to upgrade...

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Placing a cap of four cats per household and micro-chipping and registering cats are proposed actions Tauranga City Council can take to help change the city's domestic ownership culture. Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre trustee Liza Scheider...

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Legal high sales will be restricted to one retailer in the CBD of each of the Katikati and Te Puke townships under Western Bay of Plenty District Council's proposed new psychoactive substances policy. Councillors this morning agreed on the policy...

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A Papamoa mother's campaign to curb Bay Hopper bus speeds is accelerating with the backing of Tauranga City Councillor Steve Morris. Sam Norton launched a Facebook page aimed at reducing bus speeds around the Dickson Road area after she noticed...

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