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Monday, August 03, 2015

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Now that they’ve finally been unveiled on Tauranga’s waterfront, what do you think of the bronze Hairy Maclary sculptures?

Amazing! They look great and bring character to The Strand.
I suppose they are okay if you are a kid or a tourist.
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I genuinely do not care.
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The Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter sprang into action over the weekend after a crash involving a motocross rider. The Tauranga-based chopper was dispatched to Lake Matahina in the Eastern Bay of Plenty on Sunday in response to the incident at an organised...

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The new conference centre at Papamoa Beach Resort is receiving great success since opening late last year. Ruby Sikora, Rebecca Toner and Tracy Wedding in one of the spaces in the new conference centre. Photo: Bruce Barnard. The brand new multi-purpose...

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The first Ratana Rosebowl Challenge of the current season took place on Saturday when current holders Rangiuru squared off with Judea at Centennial Park in Te Puke. Photo: file. The Ratana Rosebowl was first presented by the Ratana Church in the 1920's...

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A 27-year-old Tauranga man who was wanted in relation to escaping custody from the Tauranga District Court on July 9 has been arrested. Photo: file. Mount Maunganui Police Sergeant Ben Gallagher says the man was found at a Northland address and arrested...

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A car has crashed into the front entrance of a superette at Fashion Island in Papamoa. A car crashed into the Centamax Superette this afternoon. Photos: Cameron Avery. Emergency services were called to the scene on Gravatt Rd just before 2pm. A Subway...

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One person had to be removed from the second storey of a building site in Pyes Pa after they slipped and fell. Photo: file. Emergency services were called to the scene at Gyle Place after midday today. Northern Fire Communications shift manager Dallas...

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Joining forces with Elite Training and Page Macrae Engineering, Pacific Coast Technical Institute is opening a new wing of their training centre dedicated to industry training. Elite Training Services MD Troy Twomey setting up a safety system for roofers. Thursday...

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A wet but mild start to the week is forecast, with moist air from the Tasman Sea hitting our shores. However, a southerly change is expected towards the end of the week, bringing snow showers to the south and dropping temperatures back down. The 10-day...

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Tauranga swimmer Nathan Capp is determined to legitimise his goal to be internationally competitive when he undertakes a challenging campaign at the FINA Swimming World Championship that begins in Kazan, Russia, today. Tauranga's Nathan Capp. Photo:...

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This week regional council contractors are clearing heavy fuel oil residue from the beach on Motuopuhi (Rat) island. The oil spill clean-up continued in the upper harbour this week. The combination of reasonable weather and day time low tides this week...

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