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Umbrellas were a necessity at the marine precinct site this morning as city and regional council officials gathered in pouring rain at the marine precinct project's sod turning dawn ceremony. After short speeches, Tauranga City Mayor Stuart Crosby...

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The Bay of Plenty is becoming an increasingly desirable destination for business and educational conferences, says the region's official tourism and marketing organisation. Tourism BOP's head of marketing Kath Low says it's an exciting...

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It's a great day for staying home plonked in front of the telly with a hot cuppa, believes Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion. But the district's top road cop knows this isn't a possibility for everyone,...

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The beaches of Bay of Plenty are home to some of New Zealand's best surfing spots but this photo captured by surfer Ben Haarmann caught these different waves over the top of Mt Maunganui and not from the beach below. These stunning - and rare -...

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There will be resurfacing on many sections of roads across the city over the next four months, with the bulk of the work in October, November and December. Properties that are directly affected will be notified by a mail box notice. Several Tauranga roads...

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Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant when selling their belongings to strangers after uncovering a high-end vehicle scam. Three men, aged 20, 22, and 23, have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of obtains by deception after...

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It's going to be a soggy start to Thursday as heavy rain continues to pelt the Bay of Plenty. A severe weather watch remains in place, and has been in place for the last couple of days, for periods of heavy rain through to Friday morning. A rain...

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A Shih Tzu cross that went missing in Bethlehem after a fireworks display earlier this month still has not returned home. Harry was visiting Sharon and Gary Robertson's son's home in Miles Lane to celebrate their grandson's 13th...

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Hamilton Zoo staff have farewelled one of the zoo's most popular animals, male tapir Mr Branco. One of two South American tapir exhibited at Hamilton Zoo, the 25-year-old Mr Branco had developed age-related arthritis and kidney and liver function...

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Motorists are being warned that State Highway 29A between the Hairini and Poike roundabouts will be closed for 12 hours this weekend. To allow NZ Transport Agency contractors to crane in a 46 metre-long overbridge for pedestrians and cyclists, this section...

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Ice and snow on the Desert Road by Matt Rossiter. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz