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Environmental politics will come to the forefront tonight as Bay of Plenty political candidates discuss environmental policies at a public meeting. The event, jointly organised by Forest & Bird Tauranga and Envirohub Bay of Plenty, is open to anyone from...

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Community input on what the future Greerton Library will look like will be tabled as part of a public meeting tonight. From 6.30pm-8pm the library's project committee will meet with residents to discuss what they want to see before the design and...

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Discussions to place the 75-metre waka famously dubbed the ‘Tupperwaka' during the 2011 Rugby World Cup on Tauranga's Waterfront are underway. A study determining the feasibility of bringing the $2 million Waka Maori pavilion to the...

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The container ship Vega Auriga is expected to sail from Tauranga this afternoon, however it will leave empty of cargo. It's also unclear where the ship is headed and it has no work prospects in the South Pacific. The Vega Auriga. The ship was on...

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A heavy police presence is in Welcome Bay as officers search for a man with a warrant for his arrest. Tauranga Police Senior Sergeant Shannon Clifford says there are about 11 police units in the Waitaha Road area. Police on Resolution Road in Welcome...

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Bay of Plenty women are being urged to make sure they are up-to-date with their regular smear tests as part of Cervical Screening Awareness Month. Bay of Plenty and Lakes Cervical Screening Programme regional coordinator Anneliese Luthard says a cervical...

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Have you got a good attitude? Are you willing to listen and learn? Then you could have a job tomorrow…a job with security through to at least 2020. Certified Building Association of NZ chief executive Grant Florence. The Bay of Plenty is screaming...

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Kawhia man Trevor Smith had already suffered a heart attack and collapsed down a bank at the Waikato River by the time police acted on his missing person's report, a Coroner has ruled. An inquest into the death of 70-year-old Trevor looked at the...

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Fears children may turn to the latest “idiotic” trend of setting fire to themselves is prompting one Tauranga school principal to take proactive action and issue a school-wide warning. The Ministry of Education yesterday emailed school principals...

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A truck reversing on Tui Street in Te Puke has collected phone lines this morning causing them to come down outside Te Puke High School. A spokesperson for the school says firefighters are at the scene as a precaution, but it's “nothing major”. The...

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