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He's cheeky, mischievous, strong-willed and sometimes stubborn. He's also a very special young man. Like any other five-year-old boy, Papamoa's James Reid loves anything with speed, watching DVDs and playing on his iPad. Lily, 23 months,...

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The Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning warning issued for the Bay of Plenty is now being extended along the Coromandel Peninsula to the southern end of Whangamata beach. The affected area now includes the entire coastline from Whakatane Heads in the Eastern...

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Four generations of one whanau gathered on a Tauranga marae. Merewhiua Bennett is the kui – she had her four children immunised in the 1950s and 1960s. Decades later, her niece Tiana had her daughter Summer immunised. Then just this year, a proud...

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Jodie Turner is 40, not the least guarded about her “touch of cerebral palsy” and has never held down a full-time job. A slight speech impairment is a tell-tale sign but not an obstacle. One-of-a kind president of People First Jodie Turner....

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As summer temperatures begin to rise in the Bay of Plenty, water quality monitoring has begun to help ensure safe recreational water use for all – with one warning already issued. Monitoring is in place for signs of potentially toxic algae blooms...

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Tauranga City Council is up-scaling its toxic mould outbreak to “significant”, with up to 30 per cent of the Willow Street building in lockdown. But the full extent of the toxic black mould, or Stachybotrys, will not be known until Friday. Large...

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More than 200 Tauranga City Council staff are unable to enter their workplace today following the discovery of black mould in the building. The entire first floor of the Willow Street building is closed and areas of the ground floor are also out of bounds. Tauranga...

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People are being encouraged to take part in the 2015 Global Drug Survey. The Global Drug Survey will reflect how people actually use drugs around the world for a second time.  The survey reflects how people use the drugs around the world. A global...

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An untreatable strong new strain of gonorrhoea causing concerns in Auckland has not made its way to the Bay of Plenty. The New Zealand Sexual Health Society says gonorrhoea is well-known for developing antibiotic resistance and many treatments once used...

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If the immunisation cynics witnessed a child suffering whooping cough, then attitudes could change. That's the opinion of Dr Hugh Lees, paediatrician at Tauranga Hospital, who has frequently seen cases of whooping cough in his wards. Dr Hugh Lees...

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