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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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Now that they’ve finally been unveiled on Tauranga’s waterfront, what do you think of the bronze Hairy Maclary sculptures?

Amazing! They look great and bring character to The Strand.
I suppose they are okay if you are a kid or a tourist.
They are a complete waste of space and money.
I genuinely do not care.
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A helicopter rescue over the weekend involving an injured motorcyclist was the first air transportation of a spinal injury patient under the new Ministry for Health and ACC Spinal Cord Impairment Plan. TheTauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter...

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Police investigating the death of a 14-year-old in the Eastern Bay of Plenty say she was lying on the road and unable to move before being struck by a car. Rangimaria White was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Sunday, July 26. Photo: File. Police have...

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Les Dickson, one of the old guard personalities on the Mount Maunganui waterfront, has died at the age of 85. Les began on the waterfront as right-hand man to former Tauranga and Mount Maunganui mayor Bob Owens, before branching out and forming his own...

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From selling cheese rolls to hosting cake stalls, Countdown and hospital staff are rallying the Bay of Plenty community to support this year's Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal. Last year's appeal raised $95,884, and Countdown stores will be...

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After dropping in on the region to open the Tauranga Eastern Link, Prime Minister John Key reflects on his recent visit to the Bay of Plenty in this exclusive column for SunLive. Photo: Supplied. As Prime Minister, one of the best parts of my job is...

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Residents across the Bay of Plenty are being warned to prepare for some heavy rain tonight. The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain developing across the region. Heavy rain, seen here to the west, is being forecast for this afternoon...

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UPDATED 11.01AM: Police are continuing to try to locate 15-year-old LA Tukerangi who is believed to be with 36-year old Dean Wayne Whakatau. Both police enquiries and social media commentary have indicated that they have been together for around...

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Hot on the heels of the Tauranga Eastern Link, another major piece of new road infrastructure will enter the public hearing process next week, with congestion between Baypark and Bayfair on the agenda. Stage two of reducing traffic from Maunganui Road...

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Some 90 wrestlers took to the mat at the QE2 Memorial Hall over the weekend for the Bay of Plenty Wrestling Championships. Due to training commitments, a number of the more experienced wrestlers were missing, but a multitude of youngsters gained plenty...

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A colder than usual August is expected for all regions of the country. While this is likely good news for skiers, it will mean larger power bills for many of us. “The month starts off relatively mild, but a change to a mean-tempered southerly and...

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