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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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Bay of Plenty polytechnic software developers are expecting a shower of Microsoft goodies after winning a national award. The polytechnic's Ozone software won the Microsoft Award for Technology Application at the 32nd Tertiary ICT Conference, held...

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Divers are likely to die in salvage operations involving the wreck of the Rena, an independent study has found. The ‘second opinion' on the fate of the former container ship supports the owners and insurers call to leave the remains of the...

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Tauranga space gazers have captured fascinating images of a spectacular solar phenomenon on their new special planetary camera. The pictures are of sun spots which have launched six major flares towards earth from the surface of the sun. Pictures of...

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Social media users are being warned to think twice before accepting friend requests from people they think they know. A scam is making its way around Facebook where scammers make up profiles of people you know and tell you that you have won $250,000. A...

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While the Blackcaps and South Africa exert themselves at the Bay Oval, it is a small Tauranga internet provider who's working just as hard to help broadcast the action across the globe. Tauranga internet service provider Enternet Online Ltd (EOL)...

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