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Cassette players, a pink painted work boot and a mattress were among the rubbish cleared from the Takitimu Drive reserve, as schools mucked in to clean up their local park yesterday. Around 150 Pillans Point and Mataphi Primary School pupils grabbed...

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New Zealand's banknotes are set for a makeover later this year, with the Reserve Bank set to release more vibrant and secure notes into circulation. Reserve Bank deputy governor Geoff Bascand says designs and printing techniques have advanced significantly...

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A pumice mine disguised as an industrial subdivision is how the lawyer for local residents describes redevelopment plans at Gargan Road in Tauriko. Tauriko Business Estate, or TBE2 Ltd, is seeking resource consent to take 1.1 million cubic metres off...

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It will be baskets aplenty this weekend, but not of the Easter treat variety as one of the nation's largest basketball tournaments slams into Tauranga. From Good Friday through to Monday, more than 135 basketball teams will converge on the city's...

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Daylight Saving will end this Sunday, when 3am becomes 2am, and people are being reminded to put their clocks back by one hour before they go to bed on Saturday night. As well as changing the clocks, the end of daylight saving is an opportune time for...

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Bay volunteers are joining others from across the globe in providing aid to Vanuatu. The island nation is still cleaning up after being devastated by category five Cyclone Pam on March 13. Aid is being given to Vanuatu after the island was devastated...

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Maori youth are being given the chance to become budding young scientists, with two Te Reo Maori land and water-based science resources being launched today. From today, Maori language secondary school Te Wharekura o Mauao will have science resources...

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Motorists heading through the Lower Kaimai area on State Highway 29 are being advised to allow extra travelling time as major road works get underway. This week marks the start of a major road replacement project which will see the widening and rehabilitation...

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Plans to re-instate a museum in Katikati have moved forward after Western Bay of Plenty District Council hinted at backing a $210,000 fit-out over the coming year. As part of its Long Term Plan consultation, the council is hitting the road to talk to...

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Retailers are being warned to be on high alert after police received a number of complaints about counterfeit money being used in stores around the North Island. The notes have been $20, $50 and $100 denominations.  Police are warning retailers to...

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View of the Mount from Papamoa. Photo by Matt Rossiter. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz