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Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Four works written during a turbulent period in music history will be presented by the Bay of Plenty Symphonia tomorrow. The Spring Symphony is the last concert of 2014 for the Symphonia and will be performed at the Tauranga Boys' College from...

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Did you know the Bay of Plenty doesn't have its own landfill – rubbish is trucked to Hampton Downs near Auckland every week? And that we don't recycle number fives here in the Bay? And your coffee cups can't be recycled because...

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The Bay has a team in the inaugural Mount Beach 5s tournament this afternoon, with bodies and sand about to fly as Tauranga Sports take on Taranaki Coastal to claim the fast-paced, first title. Co-organiser Sam Fowler says it's “very awesome”...

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Moss couches, a suspended forest, floating fountain, school gardens and a wildflower world are just some of the drawcards sucking in 400 visitors every hour today at The NZ Garden & Art Festival's Lakes Expo Pavilion. From 9.30am the festival's...

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With spring here, butterflies are laying eggs on swan plants around the region – but a Tauranga expert of the winged beauties says they're flying under threat from nature and humans. Mary Parkinson, who runs Te Puna Quarry Park's butterfly...

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Tauranga sailor Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, of Kerikeri, have jointly won New Zealand's top sailing honour for two years running – the House of Travel Sailor of the Year Award. Awarded the accolade at last night's ceremony in Auckland,...

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Chickens seen on the side of the road are not free for the taking. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline reported seeing people killing chickens near Wairoa Bridge earlier this week. SunLive approached the Western Bay of Plenty District Council to...

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Rotorua Police are seeking witnesses to a hit and run  in the city this morning, which happened when a car and motorcycle collided at the intersection of Gilltrap St and Biak St. Police say the motorcycle rider was left with moderate injuries and...

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UPDATED 11.40AM: The driver of a vehicle in a two-car collision, involving four people at Tauriko this morning, is receiving medical attention from St John ambulance but Police say the person's injuries aren't serious. Police Acting Sergeant...

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On December 1, tougher new drink-drive laws coming into force will see the alcohol limit will lower from 400mcg of alcohol per litre of breath, to 250mcg for drivers aged 20-plus. Drivers caught between 251mcg-400mcg will receive an instant fine of $200...

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Pilot Bay sunset. Photo by Linda Howe. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz