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Tauranga City Council have rejected developer Bob Clarkson's request to have his Tauriko development declared a ‘Special Housing Area' under the affordable housing accord. “This town does not encourage entrepreneurs and visionaries...

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He was set to take the international movie scene by storm, but that was not in the script for popular South Africa actor Frank Rautenbach. This Friday Frank is visiting the Bethlehem Community Church on Moffat Rd to share his journey, the lessons he learnt...

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New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has heaped praise on the region on the eve of Mount Maunganui's first taste of international cricket. The skipper, who will lead his side against South Africa on Tuesday, was in buoyant mood at the Bay Oval,...

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The BOP regional council has changed its name – for the third time. The regional council today announced it is adopting the Maori title Toi Moana as its official name to co-exist with its English language name. Regional Council Chairman Doug Leeder. Toi...

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SunMedia's senior agricultural journalist and Coast & Country editor Elaine Fisher has won the Horticulture New Zealand Journalism award for the second time in three years. Elaine was presented the award for excellence in horticultural journalism...

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Officials are urging parents to make child safety their top priority this summer as Labour Weekend hones into view. As the weather gets warmer and the festive holidays approach, social get-togethers and family breaks become far more frequent. Child Matters...

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It was meant to be a gentle initiation into kayaking's senior ranks for Mana paddler Kurtis Imrie, until he helped knock over two of the sports leading lights. Bay of Plenty kayaker Andrew Roy competing at the Blue Lakes regatta in Rotorua on Sunday....

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A tinny with a single person on board rolled while crossing the Whakatane bar this morning. The middle aged man was wearing a life jacket and was brought ashore in another boat, says Whakatane Coastguard president Jim Williamson. Whakatane Coastguard...

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New Zealanders' daily drinking habits mean many are exceeding their recommended sugar intake, says a public health expert. Bay of Plenty residents are being asked to think twice about that soft drink, juice, energy drink or flavoured milk they pack...

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Countdown staff across the Bay have come up with inventive ideas to raise money for the 2014 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal. Both Tauranga and Whakatane hospitals have benefited from this fundraising initiative, which has raised nearly $7 million since...

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