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New Zealand's biggest sporting tournament now has its very own TV channel, with the launch of AIMS TV for the 13th-annual NZCT AIMS Games in Tauranga. The intermediate-aged tournament, which will feature 9300 athletes from 271 schools competing...

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The future is here – and it's brought pizza. Domino's Pizza has announced its joined forces with unmanned aerial vehicle leader Flirtey to launch the first commercial drone delivery service in the world right her in little ol'...

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Trustpower will plead guilty to seven charges laid by the Commerce Commission over a series of television, online and billboard advertisements the company ran in 2015. The Tauranga-based power company ran a series of adverts between March and...

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Three local fibre companies will now be offer a 1 gigabit product for residential properties in Tauranga on the Ultra-Fast Broadband network. local fibre companies Ultrafast Fibre, Enable and Northpower Fibre will offer the new Residential Only BS2a...

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Quarterly figures as at June 2016 show that Tauranga's Ultra-Fast Broadband uptake is now 32.1 per cent, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. “Tauranga's build is progressing well, and more than 57,000 are able to connect to UFB.” More...

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In New Zealand 86 per cent of women and 73 per cent of men are on Facebook, according to a Colmar Brunton survey probing the country's social media habits. In spite the fact Facebook is no longer the “latest thing” and considered less...

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UPDATE 1.25PM: Police have named the 29-year-old man who was killed in a accident at a Waihi mine on Thursday night. Western Bay of Plenty man Tipiwai Stainton, 29, died following a work place accident at OceanaGold's Correnso Mine at about 6.30pm.  A...

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Five squadron RNZAF are doing community work airforce-style at Classic Flyers today where instead of servicing and making sure the air force's Orion aircraft are ready to fly, they are helping restore an old war bird. Sanding the Grumman back for...

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Prime Minister John Key has announced the Government is working towards the goal of making New Zealand predator free by 2050. The Government will be investing an initial $28 million into a new joint venture company called Predator Free New Zealand Limited...

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New Zealand's geo-hazard monitoring system is celebrating its 15th birthday this year, says GeoNet. It came into service in July 2001 when the Earthquake Commission entered an agreement with GNS Science to substantially upgrade and expand New Zealand's...

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