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Nearly four-and-a-half years after the first fibre trench was dug in Whangarei, the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative is more than 50 per cent complete. Communications Minister Amy Adams says around 750,000 Kiwis already able to connect...

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House of Science Tauranga scooped the Supreme Award at the 2015 Trustpower Tauranga Community Awards last night. The accolades were announced and presented at Tauranga Golf Club in front of almost 120 spectators – the majority of whom were also...

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Trying to stop smoking? There's an app for that, and Tauranga master's student Satvir Singh is looking for smokers to test it out. “I'm looking to investigate the effectiveness of the app SmartQuit,” explains the University...

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The Government's broadband rollout has reached 88 per cent completion, meaning more people now have access to high speed broadband. As part of the rollout, the Government launched an online map that allowed Kiwis to source the best broadband options...

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It's no secret that scam artists will go out of their way to deceive you, but with a little common sense you'll save yourself a tonne of stress and money. That's the message from Bay of Plenty Police today after they received five reports...

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Students from the Bay of Plenty are set to benefit from $1.5 million in research and development grants, made available through Callaghan Innovation and the government. Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller says the government is investing in the grants to help...

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The last roadside kerbs in town are being dug up as a four-year ultrafast fibre installation project draws to a close. The installation is expected to be completed before the end of the year, and will be followed by a two-to-three month period of final...

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The Bay of Plenty Regional Council wave buoy is back on station and in the water after a five month absence. The buoy, which is normally sited 13km off Pukehina beach, was removed from the water earlier this year after it developed a fault in the component...

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The search is underway for an approved agency where victims of cyberbullying can turn to for help. The agency will be required to work with victims and the offending party to resolve complaints about cyberbullying in a quick and efficient way. The government...

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Ransom Eli Olds would have been damned proud. He was the founder of the Oldsmobile motor car company, who gave his initials to the 1906 REO Roadster – apparently a very affordable and reliable old banger in its day.   Old dears on a new road....

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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