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It's an extra lucky long weekend for a Lotto player who will be spinning the next Winning Wheel after purchasing a ticket from a Mount Maunganui store. The Winning Wheel serial number was from a ticket sold in Mount Maunganui. Saturday night's...

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As police call for a fatal free weekend on the roads this Labour Weekend, people are also being reminded to be safe on the water. Tauranga Coastguard operations manager Simon Barker. Photo: Tracy Hardy. Tauranga Coastguard operations manager Simon Barker...

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Uniformed members of New Zealand armed forces have grown by 530 since mid-2013 on the back of plummeting attrition and strong morale. Today there are 9035 sailors, soldiers and airmen and women in the New Zealand Defence Force, up from 8504 in June 2013,...

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Good morning Sunners, Welcome to the last Sunday of October. Remember most of us have one more day to sleep in, so let's get today underway. Let's Fly A Kite coordinator John Russell will be flying kites at the Waihi Beach event today. Photo...

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The skies over Mount Maunganui Main Beach were awash with colourful balloons overnight as hundreds of people gathered in tribute for missing five-year-old Jack Dixon. Organiser Rory Coghaln releasing some balloons in tribute of Jack. Photos: Ross Brown. More...

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The Tauranga Art Gallery celebrates its seventh anniversary this week but instead of rehashing the past its sights are firmly fixed on the future. Tauranga's first public art gallery was officially opened by former PM Helen Clark on a wet and windy...

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With the increase in offending involving firearms, a call is being made to arm New Zealand Police officers full-time. The renewed call follows on from pleas for the general arming of police made in 2010 at the New Zealand Police Association Conference.   NZPA...

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The 50 year old jetty in the Kotuku reserve off Plummers Point Road has been replaced with a pontoon expected to serve boaties, fishers and swimmers for at least another 50 years. The piles were failing on the old jetty due to worm, and the last annual...

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Strength, agility and overall fitness is being put to the test this weekend as 500 CrossFit athletes compete to claim the title as the best of the best. ASB Arena has been fitted out with rubber mats, plywood and industrial gym equipment form the two...

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Mount Maunganui surfers have one final chance to make some waves on the national circuit, heading for the clean breaks of Napier this long weekend. The final stop of the national series', NZ Pro Series and NZ Grom Series, for New Zealand's...

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