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Figures released from NZ Transport Agency show that more than half of Tauranga City driver's licence holders have ticked the donor box when applying for their licence. A total of 57 per cent, or 52,916 of the total 92,785 Tauranga motorists, would...

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The boot of Mount Maunganui first five Cayden Matahaere has guided the Mount to its first Bayfair Baywide Premier Club Rugby title in nine years. In a tense final at the Tauranga Domain the Mount edged past Whakarewarewa 26-23 after a strong second half...

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Labour's proposal to boost coastal shipping via a national ports strategy is something the Bay of Plenty doesn't need, according to Prime Minister John Key. Labour leader David Cunliffe confirmed at the Local Government New Zealand conference...

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The first steps are being taken to establish an official community centre in Greerton. The Journey Restorative Trust, a registered trust linked to Greerton's Journey Vineyard Church, is applying for funding and meeting with Tauranga City Council...

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Tauranga City councillor Clayton Mitchell believes he can be a councillor and a member of parliament and says he will give up his councillor's salary if elected. Clayton is responding to claims from Prime Minister John Key he would be unable to...

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Miss Universe New Zealand finalist Zeta Fraser is busy on her pageant campaign trail and is starting her fundraising campaign. The Papamoa resident has to fundraise as part of the Miss Universe New Zealand pageant. Zeta Fraser chopping some firewood ready...

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A Tauranga man facing multiple charges following a police chase in Welcome Bay last month is planning on defending the charges later this year. William Jonathan Wiki, 31, appeared in Tauranga District Court on Tuesday facing 12 charges including two counts...

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The death of Tauranga man Peter Curnow has prompted the NZ Transport Agency to investigate ways it can improve the stretch of highway the 78-year-old died on. Peter was killed when a white van travelling from Katikati to Tauranga on Thursday afternoon...

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A Tauranga company is holding its first scrap metal donation open day as it looks to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation. MetalCo in Aerodrome Road opened its facility from 9am until 12pm to give people the chance of drop off any unwanted metals. Lloyd...

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Recent stormy weather has left Waihi Beach-goers taking a big step off the beach's access stairways to the sand, with level of the shoreline dropping dramatically this month. At least three wooden structure stairways to the beach now don't...

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