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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Michael Young's 2014 Asia Pacific Rally Championship campaign is off to a great start scoring a podium place on top of gaining valuable drivers' championship points at the International Rally of Whangarei. As the only registered New Zealander...

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A Matapihi man, whose three-year-old pitbull dog attacked his three-year-old nephew on March 27, lost a battle for name suppression today. Aaron James Kohu, 41, appeared in Tauranga District Court today charged with owning a dog that attacked another...

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The Mount Maunganui Easter Family Festival is cancelled due to the weather. Tauranga City Council also advises that downtown Mount shopping centre that was to be closed for the event will now remain open. Mount Mainstreet Leanne Brown with the giant...

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Western Bay secondary school students will give a personal take of the Battle of Gate Pa in their bids to win a speech competition tonight, as part of the event's 150-year commemorations. Year 11-13 students will be making speeches at Tauranga Girls...

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Te Puke residents now face a 56km drive to see their local MP Todd McClay after the township was officially transferred to the Rotorua electorate today. The 2014 Representation Commission announced today that Te Puke and the surrounding western area will...

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Trees and power lines are down, and roof tiles are lifting as the Western Bay of Plenty is hit by severe weather. Emergency services are dealing with a large tree down on Fraser Street, outside Classic Builders. A tree has come down, narrowly missing...

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One of five men accused of being involved in an assault on Merivale security guard Lane Scullin has been sentenced to 100 hours community work. Shem Williams pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful assembly when he appeared in Tauranga District Court...

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More than 100 volunteers are outside braving the inclement weather for the annual Poppy Day street collection today. The appeal day usually falls on the Friday before Anzac Day but due to Good Friday being tomorrow, is happening today instead. Poppy Day...

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Boaties are being urged to think sensibly as wet and blustery conditions continue to storm the Bay of Plenty heading into the Easter break. The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the area with wind gusts expected to reach about 110km/h...

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Photos taken from around the Bay of Plenty region as wild weather hits on Thursday, April 17.Uretara Stream, Katikati.  Photo by Janet Ewens.Uretara Stream, Katikati.  Photo by Janet Ewens. Firefighters deal with loose roofing in downtown Tauranga. ...

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Sunrise from Mount Main Beach. By Odette Chesterman. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.
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