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Accounts of Siggy’s death don’t agree

Police accounts of what happened to Katikati father of two Siegfried Newman, who went missing 10 years ago today (February...

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Posted on 24 Feb 2018 07:00
By Elaine Fisher

Fatal train crash in the Western Bay

One person is dead after a quad bike and train collided in the Western Bay of Plenty. Police say "the train and the off-road...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 22:11

Plea heard from Murupara community

A special meeting of the Whakatane District Council's Policy Committee has agreed the Murupara water supply can remain...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 16:47

Protect your family from whooping cough

The current national whooping cough epidemic has triggered a need for families and individuals to check they are up-to-date...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 16:31

Turf grant for Tauranga hockey

Tauranga hockey is one of the big recipients of 690,000 returned to the community in February by the Lion Foundation. Tauranga...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 15:42

Greerton humming with new business

Greerton Village is humming with new businesses moving into the area. The growth in the retail community is sparking a vibrancy...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 15:14

Tauranga Hospital board denies bullying

Allegations of a bullying culture in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board are being rejected by the board's chief...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 12:54
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Pedestrian escapes injuries

A man involved in a traffic incident in Mount Maunganui is believed to have escaped with minor injuries. A caller to the...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 12:30

Who’s good in your hood?

Ten sites around the Eastern and Western Bay of Plenty will be giving away $40,000 early this year for Z's Good in...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 11:47

Police ID body as that of missing man

Police have confirmed that the body found in Rototuna on Saturday is that of Raymond Stirling. The 84-year-old, who suffers...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 11:11

Murder accused to stay in custody

Updated: A 21-year-old man charged with murder following the death of a Tauranga woman will stay behind bars until his next...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 10:04

Tauranga farewells beloved kaumatua

  Hundreds of people have gathered at Huria Marae to farewell beloved Tauranga kaumatua Morehu Ngatoko Rahipere. Morehu...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 10:02

Settled weather expected this weekend

Settled and dry conditions return to New Zealand, as a ridge of high pressure moves over the country for the remainder of...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 09:04

Diesel spill at Mount shopping centre

Emergency services are dealing with a large diesel spill at Central Parade shopping centre on Maunganui Road. Firefighters...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 08:04

A fine day expected today

  In today's weather forecast we are expecting fine spells, but with a chance of showers until evening. Also light...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 08:01
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Rising syphilis cases tip of iceberg

A sexual health doctor says a rising number of reported cases of infectious syphilis in this country is likely to be the...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 07:43

Woman dies following Tauranga incident

A woman has died after suffering critical injuries in an incident in Tauranga. Police say the 37-year-old was taken to Tauranga...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 06:56

Muller: ‘Local lives being put at risk’

Following discussions at the Health Select Committee at a hearing for the Bay of Plenty District Health Board's annual...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 06:54
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Surfing legend seeks new store

Derek Winter is a name known among many old school Mount Maunganui surfing circles. While his surname might suggest the...

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Posted on 23 Feb 2018 06:43
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Man assaulted in Brookfield

A man has been taken to hospital after being assaulted in Brookfield this evening. A police spokesperson says police were...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 18:36

Midwife shortage in Coromandel

A shortage of Lead Maternity Carers in the Coromandel area has led Waikato DHB to urge pregnant women in the area to contact...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 17:59

More Bay swimmers make national squad

A further four Tauranga youngsters have just secured places in a coveted national junior swim squad. Renee Carey, 11, Henry...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 16:56

Rivals to test Carrington’s supremacy

Forty seconds of kayak racing tomorrow morning could have lingering ramifications for the rest of the year, as the New Zealand...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 16:03

Armed offenders flee shop with till

Four armed offenders stormed into a Huntly store and stole cigarettes and the shop's till. Detective Mike Kaukau says...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 15:51

Bethlehem road clear after truck rolls

Roads are now free flowing after a logging truck rolled on the western roundabout in Bethlehem, causing traffic chaos earlier...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 15:18

Aggressive, invasive, but good eating

An invasive pest, the Asian paddle crab (Charybdis Japonica) has been discovered in Tauranga Harbour. Regarded as an invasive...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 14:48

Motocross nationals resume at Rotorua

Hamilton's Kayne Lamont, Takaka's Hamish Harwood, Mangakino's Maximus Purvis and Opunake's Taylar...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 14:04

Bay referees humbled by Samoa experience

Bay of Plenty Rugby referee Jamie Bell and Referee Manager Pat Rae, along with Michael Winter (Waikato), Tipene Cottrell...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 13:02

Police apologise for staining beach

Police are apologising after a operation in the Coromandel, allegedly targeting cannabis, went slightly awry when blue liquid...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 11:54
By Laura Tupou laura.tupou@radionz.co.nz

Rumour mill triggers police reminder

Bay of Plenty residents are being reminded about the potentially misleading nature of information available on social media,...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 11:47
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Cyclone Kelvin’s leftovers to affect NZ

The leftovers of an ex-tropical cyclone are coming towards New Zealand - but not how you might think. The remnants of what...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 11:16

Logging truck rolls in Bethlehem

A logging truck has rolled on the western roundabout at Bethlehem at Te Paeroa Road. A media statement released by police...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 10:06

Pekatahi Bridge to close for final seal

The Pekatahi Bridge on State Highway 2 in Eastern Bay of Plenty is to close for around five days as part of the re-decking...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 10:01

Three hour parking limit to be enforced

Vehicles parking in the central shopping in downtown Tauranga from March 18 will have a three hour time limit in any one...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 09:03
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Stuff to sell or close 28 print papers

Stuff is planning to sell or close some of its smaller community and rural papers. Chief executive Sinead Boucher says 28...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 08:11

This day in history and today's weather

Today is seven years since the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.  In today's weather forecast we are expecting...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 07:59
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Visiting motorcyclist killed in crash

A motorcyclist visiting New Zealand from Australia has been killed in a crash in the Waikato. The 51-year-old, who is originally...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 07:18

Woman hospitalised after beach attack

It could be months before a Papamoa woman is back to full health after she was attacked by a dog while walking along the...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 06:54
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Act of kindness turns sour

The victim of a driving incident near Welcome Bay is expressing frustration after what had intended to be an act of compassion,...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018 06:40
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Local thespian heading to London

All the world's a stage for Fletcher Oxford – or at least, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London will...

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Posted on 21 Feb 2018 17:59
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz