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Bay of Plenty Regional Council Pollution Prevention staff responded to a report of thousands of plastic beads washed up on Papamoa Beach near Tauranga this afternoon. Pollution Prevention Team Leader Stephen Mellor says the matter has now been referred...

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A boost in the public transport system will bring new job opportunities for Tauranga says Kiwi Bus Builders managing director Richard Drummond. A fleet of 53 double-decker buses will be hinting Auckland roads from October. The announcement was made by...

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Protesters concerned about the mining aspects of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement greeted Prime Minister John Key as he visited Waihi College today. And according to Green Party MP and protestor Catherine Delahunty, much of their gripe is aimed...

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Bus fares on Bayhopper's Katikati, Omokoroa, Mangatawa/Matapihi, and Te Puke routes will rise by around five per cent on Monday. The rise, which excludes schoolhopper fares, follows on from the increase of the Tauranga urban network fares in August. Bus...

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A day on from the violent attack of a man in his Matamata home, Waikato Police are working with their Bay of Plenty colleagues after the recovery of a vehicle of interest overnight. Detective Senior Sergeant Graham Pitkethley says the victim of yesterday's...

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A man who attempted to rob a Mount Maunganui store at knife-point has been jailed for three years and three months. Connor Cummerfield pleaded guilty to one charge of assault with intent to rob when he appeared in Tauranga District Court on August 7. Police...

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Mount Maunganui's Bay Oval will play host to New Zealand's White Ferns as they attempt win back the Rose Bowl against Trans-Tasman rivals Australia early next year. The picturesque Bay of Plenty venue will stage three one day international...

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Fuel prices continued to fall throughout August, with the national price of 91 octane petrol dropping below $2 a litre for the first time in four months. According to AA PetrolWatch, the price of 91 octane petrol at most outlets ended the month 9 cents...

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The Bay of Plenty will play host to rising rugby stars of the future when Rotorua hosts the National 1st XV Championships. Rotorua Boys' High School is the venue for this year's finals, which kick-off with the semi-finals on Friday before...

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Western Bay of Plenty motorists are urged to take extreme care at intersections this week as part of a road safety campaign aimed at educating drivers to stop at stop signs and traffic signals. The Intersections Campaign runs until September 6 and highlights...

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