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Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Tributes are flowing in for Jack Dixon, the five-year-old boy swept out to sea while playing with family members in Mount Maunganui yesterday. Jack was with his Grandmother, Aunt and other family members when a large wave swept him and two girls, aged...

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Zespri chairman Peter McBride is speaking out against The Kiwifruit Claim – a move to seek compensation from the government for losses caused by the bacterial disease Psa-V. The group is inviting kiwifruit growers to join a legal action seeking...

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Members of a local playcentre looking to relocate have welcomed Tauranga City Council's decision to lease a potential future site to Zespri NZ. The temporary office space in Miro Street has been leased to the kiwifruit marketers for the next two...

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Police have named five-year-old Jack Dixon as the boy swept out to sea by a large wave at Mount Maunganui yesterday. Jack turned five in September and was with his Grandmother, Aunt and other family members when he went missing from an area known as Shelly...

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The holiday is over for Tauranga sailor Peter Burling as he and Blair Tuke get back to work with Emirates Team New Zealand. Fresh from back-to-back 49er World Championship titles in Spain, the pair are in Nice in Southern France for another hectic few...

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Lifeguards, Police and Land Search and Rescue teams are continuing shoreline and water searches around the Mount for a missing five-year-old boy, and are looking for sea conditions to ease this afternoon. A police dive squad searching the rocks near Shelley...

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A severe weather watch for strong winds has been issued for the Bay of Plenty as a front moves across the country later this afternoon. The front will be followed by blustery northwest winds which will sweep across the South Island and move up to the...

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Another Bay of Plenty Steamer will soon be acclimatising himself to Dunedin's colder climate after being signed by the Highlanders for the 2015 Super Rugby season. Prop Pingi Tala'apitaga was yesterday unveiled by the South Island franchise...

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The Bay of Plenty surfing team is on track to reign supreme at the National Scholastic Surfing Championships, taking the lead in strong fashion on the penultimate day. In stunning conditions at Taranaki, the Bay side accumulated a 1000-point lead - considerable...

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The man killed in a crash on State Highway 25, near Whakatete Bay, has been named as Barry James Corbin. Barry, a 60-year-old from Paeroa, died after the motorbike he was riding crashed with a car on the highway, north of Thames, on Saturday afternoon. Police...

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Double headed daffodil. By Loreta Brown.
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