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The blaze that tore through a packhouse in Rangiuru is under investigation as firefighters work to put the fire out. Reports of the Oakside Coolstore and Packhouse blaze first came in about 12am and firefighters are still at the scene. Around 15 fire...

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Lead teachers from kindergartens, kura and schools from across the Bay of Plenty have brainstormed strategies on how to develop their school's environmental education programme. Enviroschools is an initiative led and funded by Bay of Plenty Regional...

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UPDATE 7.15PM: A man has died after the vehicle he was in collided with a small truck on a Plummers Point Road corner in Whakamarama this evening. The crash happened on the road, near Bruntwood Drive, about 5.15pm with a diversion through a private orchard...

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Black Power gang member Hendrix Kahia will spend at least 13 years in prison after being sentenced for murder in the High Court in Rotorua today. Kahia was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 13 years after being found guilty...

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Police are still investigating the crash which killed a 23-year-old Frenchman last week and say it's too early to say if charges will be laid. Nathan Luc Alain Boucher was killed on State Highway 2 on the stretch of highway known as the ‘Flying...

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Leanne Brown's official welcome to the city council table today makes her the fourth woman on Tauranga City Council, which may be a first. Mayor Stuart Crosby says there were three women on the council back in the early 1990s, but he doesn't...

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With injuries and rehabilitation behind them, the Bay of Plenty's Morgan Morrow and Alexis Tapsell will be hoping some of the New Zealand women's sevens winning form will rub off on them. The pair, along with the Bay's Kelly Brazier,...

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Top efforts on the water and on the beach are paying dividends for Mount Maunganui lifesavers in the classroom, with three students among this year's Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship recipients. Bradley Wiley is a new scholar in 2015 while fellow...

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For the last 30 years a pair of Eastern Bay of Plenty volunteer harbour wardens have selflessly put in the hard yards – but this will be their last summer on the water. And for Don Herdman, 30 years volunteering as a harbour warden hasn't...

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New Zealand's largest private education provider has just celebrated 20 years – and has pinpointed Tauranga as an area for investment in the future. Academic Colleges Group (ACG) has been something of an international success story –...

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