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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Holidaymakers travelling between Coromandel, Auckland and the Bay of Plenty will be amongst the first to use a $3.5million roundabout completed this month. The NZ Transport Agency says the roundabout, which replaces the T-intersection where State Highway...

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Five people are standing for the vacant Mount/Papamoa ward seat on Tauranga City Council. The candidates nominated at noon today are: Leanne Brown, Murray Guy, Matua Parkinson, Janet Peters and Clare Wilson. Murray Guy is one of five candidates running...

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Surf lifesaving efforts at up to eight Coromandel summer hot spots will remain severely hampered for the next month following the theft of solar panels used for emergency radio communications. Surf lifesaving clubs stretching from Waihi Beach to Tairua...

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A Tauranga father is hoping to retrieve a compact yet pricey piece of technology vital to his daughter's diabetes management. Chris Toefield's seven-year-old daughter, who has type one diabetes, is believed to have dropped her Dexcom CGM device...

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A Maketu couple's good deed of donating a large shelterbelt of trees to help the local fire brigade raise funds has been scuppered after the fire chief's wood splitter was stolen.   For the last month, Maketu Volunteer Fire Brigade...

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Mount Maunganui's beaches continue to be the major tourism drawcard for the region according to Statistics New Zealand. Both domestic and international holiday-makers are enjoying more of what the region has to offer, with guest nights for both...

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Hewletts Road remains the best place to buy petrol in Tauranga city as Gull continues to ride down fuel prices. Gull service station on Hewletts Road is selling at $1.81.9, with Waitomo selling 91 at $1.82.9. Gull on Hewletts Road is the cheapest place...

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Tauranga fire fighters are dealing with a fire in the roof space of a house in Ngatai Road. The alarm was raised at about 11.30am, and fire fighters are using breathing apparatus and two high pressure hoses to deal with the blaze. Firefighters are tackling...

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People who travel along State Highway 2 between Bethlehem and Waihi have until 5pm today to fill out a survey and share their thoughts on the route. The NZ Transport Agency is in the early stages of a project that aims to reduce the number of head-on...

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Boaties will have extra help staying safe this summer with VHF radio channels information added to the smartphone app MarineMate. Developed by Waikato Regional Council in co-operation with other agencies, the app also includes weather, tides, rules and...

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