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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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A renewable energy project aimed at increasing and sustaining student interest in science and mathematics is being launched at Mount Maunganui College. A recent $5000 donation from Orica allowed the college to purchase specialist equipment from Australia,...

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A new innovation centre will be built at Scion's Te Papa Tipu Innovation Park after BOP Regional Council signed an agreement with the Crown research institute. The centre's purpose is to foster innovation in forestry and wood processing industries...

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Tauranga City Mayor Stuart Crosby will lead a delegation to sister cities in China and Japan early next month. The 12-day trip to Yantai in China and Hitachi in Japan includes a visit to South Korea to investigate the potential for future relationship...

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Otumoetai College's robotics team are once again showing they are at the top of the field after defending their title at the NZ VEX Robotics Championships, which secures them a spot at the world championships in Los Angeles. The three-day national...

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Ballance Agri-Nutrients chief executive Larry Bilodeau will be ending 17 years with the co-operative at the end of September when he retires. Under Larry's leadership Ballance evolved from a fertiliser business to a co-operative covering the full...

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A survey of 1098 men from New Zealand and Australia is highlighting the influence of social media on home and work life. The AVG Technologies AU/NZ snapshot survey shows 66 per cent of men who responded spend more than one hour connected to the internet...

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A tense online gaming battle with Kim Dotcom is proving cost effective for one Tauranga teen who scooped a $1000 sponsorship deal with the internet mogul. Brookfield teen Reef Galloway, 16, is creating a buzz in the New Zealand gaming world after a close...

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Tauranga City GPs are endorsing a reduction in paperwork clutter as they swap pens for keyboards by referring patients for specialist care online – reducing how long their patients wait for an appointment. Health Minister Tony Ryall announced this...

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Free Wi-Fi internet has been set up in Downtown Mount Maunganui through a partnership between Mount Mainstreet and local service provider EOL.  The public can now access free Wi-Fi outside the Mount Mainstreet office located in the Phoenix car park. Downtown...

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Bay of Plenty Police is merging its two Facebook pages in a move to maintain the best possible communication with its audience. Next week the Rotorua and Eastern Bay of Plenty Facebook pages will merge to form one Bay of Plenty Police Facebook page. Bay...

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