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A Tauranga father is hoping to retrieve a compact yet pricey piece of technology vital to his daughter's diabetes management. Chris Toefield's seven-year-old daughter, who has type one diabetes, is believed to have dropped her Dexcom CGM device...

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A Maketu couple's good deed of donating a large shelterbelt of trees to help the local fire brigade raise funds has been scuppered after the fire chief's wood splitter was stolen.   For the last month, Maketu Volunteer Fire Brigade...

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Mount Maunganui's beaches continue to be the major tourism drawcard for the region according to Statistics New Zealand. Both domestic and international holiday-makers are enjoying more of what the region has to offer, with guest nights for both...

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Hewletts Road remains the best place to buy petrol in Tauranga city as Gull continues to ride down fuel prices. Gull service station on Hewletts Road is selling at $1.81.9, with Waitomo selling 91 at $1.82.9. Gull on Hewletts Road is the cheapest place...

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Tauranga fire fighters are dealing with a fire in the roof space of a house in Ngatai Road. The alarm was raised at about 11.30am, and fire fighters are using breathing apparatus and two high pressure hoses to deal with the blaze. Firefighters are tackling...

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People who travel along State Highway 2 between Bethlehem and Waihi have until 5pm today to fill out a survey and share their thoughts on the route. The NZ Transport Agency is in the early stages of a project that aims to reduce the number of head-on...

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Boaties will have extra help staying safe this summer with VHF radio channels information added to the smartphone app MarineMate. Developed by Waikato Regional Council in co-operation with other agencies, the app also includes weather, tides, rules and...

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Tauranga's newest sportsfield development in Bethlehem is set to begin construction in the next financial year. Parau Farms will be the only council-provided sportsfields in the area, with the park expected to be open to the public in 2020. The...

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Rugby league in the Bay of Plenty is predicted to develop following the announcement of a revamped regional tournament next year. New Zealand Rugby League has revealed the Coastline and Bay of Plenty districts will combine their competitions for next...

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No extravagance will be spared when it comes to spending Christmas in prison this year. Christmas Day in prison this year will involve swapping the main meal of the day, so that dinner will be served at lunchtime, leaving the evening meal to be sandwiches. Prisoners...

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