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By the 1870s Archdeacon Alfred Brown, of the Elms, had his hands full. Aiming to bring Christianity to Maori, the elderly man couldn't also meet the needs of Tauranga's settlers. “Archdeacon Brown said he couldn't cope with all...

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UPDATE: The missing Coromandel hunter has walked out of the bush a short distance from where he went in. He has spoken with police and is safe and well.   Earlier: A search and rescue operation is underway for a hunter missing in the Coromandel State...

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Shakespearian students from Tauranga Boys' College, Mount Maunganui College and Te Wharekua o Mauao will be treading the boards in Wellington this Queen's Birthday weekend. The three groups are competing at the annual Shakespeare Globe Centre...

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A Tauranga man has been left with serious head injuries after being attacked in the Tauranga CBD early this morning. A 42-year-old man was assaulted by three other men in Masonic Park, a walkway between The Strand and Willow Street, around 1am. Police...

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A woman attempting a U-turn on State Highway 2 has died after crashing with a logging truck east of Te Puke this morning. Western Bay of Plenty road policing Sergeant Wayne Hunter says the woman was driving a van west on State Highway 2 when she pulled...

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“It's just wonderful, wonderful,” are the words Te Puna Quarry Park society founder uttered when handed a cheque for $936. The money was raised at the Tauranga Farmers Market this morning, which celebrated its 12th birthday today. Te...

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Police are continuing to try to piece together the last movements of a Bay of Plenty man whose body was found in Otamatea Stream in Rotorua. Since releasing Richard Hoani Herekiuha details publicly on Thursday, a small amount of information has been received...

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An Eastern Bay of Plenty man who admitted to taking a metal hook to another man's groin has been sentenced to home detention. Stephen John Docherty, 66, was sentenced to 12 months' home detention, 160 hours community work and ordered to pay...

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Dominic Lee is having a farewell party this weekend to say goodbye to his hometown of Tauranga. But it won't be your typical gig. The classical cello player is performing at Tauranga Art Gallery to serenade his townsfolk, family and friends and...

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A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after crashing with a truck near Te Kaha. The Tauranga-based TECT Rescue Helicopter was called to airlift the man, 53, to Rotorua Hospital after he was pulled from down a bank yesterday afternoon. Pilot Liam Brettkelly...

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