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UPDATED 11.45am. Confusion surrounds the discovery of plastic beads found strewn along the tide line on Papamoa Beach following this week's storms. A Papamoa local returned from a surf yesterday to discover a number of beads scattered along the...

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Injured stevedores that need to be evacuated from awkward locations were just two scenarios acted out during an emergency response exercise at Tauranga Container Terminal recently. The exercise involved Port of Tauranga staff and the New Zealand Fire...

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The Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxin warning along the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel coast has been extended. The warning now extends from Pukehina Beach to the mouth of the Otahu River at the southern end of Whangamata Beach. People are being warned...

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Changes made to the proposed Bay of Plenty Regional Coastal Environment Plan are being publicly notified today. The changes are in response to feedback from the 194 public submissions the regional council received on the plan. Rules are being changed...

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An elated Emirates Team New Zealand, lead by Tauranga helmsman Peter Burling, performed under pressure to take the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Gothenburg overnight. The regatta was there for the taking going into the two double-points...

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With well over 1000 trout passing through the Te Wairoa trap on Lake Tarawera so far this spawning season, Fish & Game staff are optimistic that some top notch fishing lies ahead. At last count, 1035 fish had been measured in the trap, one of the signs...

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Bay of Plenty Police are appealing for any information about a custom boat stolen from a Tauranga address. The boat was nicked sometime on July 10. This boat was stolen on July 10. It's described as having an alloy hull with grey pontoon. Police...

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A new channel has been marked to improve high-tide travel across the shallowest part of Tauranga Harbour between Matakana Point and Matahui Point. The usual central channel through the harbour has become increasingly shallow and is no longer navigable...

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The MetService is picking Tauranga's weather will only get worse before it gets better. A front will move north over New Zealand during Monday and Tuesday bringing rain, before clearing the country on Wednesday. "Most places will get wet weather...

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Tauranga sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have added to their medal haul securing a gold in the 49er class at the 2015 Rio Test Event. Blair Tuke and Peter Burling have taken gold at the 2015 Rio Test Event. Photo: File. Yesterday Peter Burling and...

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Somewhere over the rainbow. By Graham Woodhead. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz