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Trustpower bills are now more readable for the older generation after Trustpower became the first company to complete the SUPA-NZ [Seniors United to Promote an Age-Friendly New Zealand] business accreditation process. A ceremony was held in Tauranga yesterday,...

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The Port of Tauranga is today posting a $78.3 million profit on what chairman David Pilkington describes as a 'watershed year'. In the year to June 30, the port extended its freight catchment, purchasing half of Prime Port Timaru and beginning...

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Katikati company Bridge It NZ's unique farm bridge project is among the winners of the 2014 Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards. The specialist company, formed six years ago, won category one for projects with a value of less than $0.5m for...

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Bill Holland has been elected as the new Chairperson of the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust. The appointment was made at the first board meeting of the Trust since its biennial election, which was held earlier this year. Bill Holland has been elected...

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Rugby representatives, including players and coaches, banded together this week to build six bikes for six Merivale School students. Bay of Plenty Steamers captain Culum Retallick joined Tauranga Intermediate and rugby representative Lucas Cashmore, Steamers...

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The new gold kiwifruit variety G9 is ‘fatally flawed' and Zespri is doing the right thing in encouraging growers to stop growing it, says Tauranga grower Mike Smith. The high yielding sweet fruit has a problem with ‘shrivelling'...

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A building boom in the Western Bay of Plenty is going to be a direct result of two housing accords, signed this week between the government and local councils. Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith signed both Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty District...

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Spending in the Bay of Plenty region rose by 8.4 per cent during the July school holidays, according to Paymark. Figures released today show shoppers made just under 5.5 million transactions during July, compared to around 5 million transactions for the...

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A Tauranga woman is among more than 100 Waikato Westpac bank customers robbed by internet thieves using card skimmers to net bank account details. The woman, who has not been named, received a 3am call from the bank advising her accounts were frozen because...

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NZ First's election policy to automatically register every New Zealand-born baby with a KiwiSaver account and a $1000 kickstart from the Government is receiving mixed reviews. NZ First leader Winston Peters announced the policy at his party's...

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Camellia flower. By Rebecca Parkes, 8, from Matua School.
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