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A Tauranga law firm is urging people to stay safe online this summer, and avoid late-night Facebook rants and drunken selfies. The advice comes from Lyon O'Neale Arnold associate Nick Earl, who suggests while summer might be a time to be footloose...

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Mount Maunganui's scenic splendors and surf lifesaving action will be on full display at this weekend's Eastern Region surf lifesaving championships, thanks to a fleet of drones. In a New Zealand first, the drones will live-stream coverage...

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Mount Maunganui has made Vodafone's list of the most connected holiday spots in New Zealand over the festive period.  The top 10 is based on mobile data traffic carried over any of its 1500 individual cell sites around the country between December...

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Increasing numbers of New Zealanders are finding their news online - and more will do so in the coming year according to a survey by Auckland company Impact PR. More than two-thirds of New Zealanders have read a newspaper online, on a smartphone or a...

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The Astrolabe Reef will soon become only the second navigational hazard in the country to be marked by a virtual beacon, triggering proximity alarms on all ships carrying the Automatic Identification System. The system is carried on all shipping over...

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Holiday makers at Mount Maunganui will have no problem staying connected this summer thanks to temporary cell sites used to boost network capacity. Mobile phone giants Vodafone are preparing to roll out the cellsites on wheels (COWs) to cope with the...

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Two Papamoa primary schools are beginning a two-year programme looking at how apps can be used to teach maths. Nearly $200,000 has been granted by the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) to support the research project at Te Akau Ki Papamoa...

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A Pavlovich bus carrying passengers returning from Tauranga to Auckland found itself on a road to nowhere over the weekend. It appears the GPS system led the driver down an unsuitable route for a bus which got marooned on the corner of Waitawheta and...

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Employment recruitment agencies believe Bay of Plenty's current lack of skilled tradies is poised to burst into life, eyeing up Auckland residents making the move south as prime targets. Tauranga Chamber of Commerce's latest figures show more...

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Kiwifruit marketers Zespri are now officially in “the cloud” after becoming part of the world's largest move to the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform. Datacom New Zealand has successfully migrated Zespri International's global SAP...

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