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Back to school buying tips

The start of the new school year is an exciting time for both parents and students but it can be a costly one, with parents...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 17:27

New health council to be established

Community-minded people are being asked to help shape healthcare services as a new Bay of Plenty Health Consumer Council...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 16:49

Teen injured falling from rope swing

A teenager is suspected to have suffered a spinal injuries after falling from a rope swing in the Bay of Plenty. The Trustpower...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 14:57

No speed guns for Bay boaties

Using speed guns against speeding boaties in the Bay of Plenty is not something the Bay of Plenty Regional Council is currently...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 14:17

Public photography sparks safety warning

A man reported to be taking photos at a Bay of Plenty water reserve has sparked a police reminder, about the rights of public...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 13:01
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Tauranga murder-accused named

A 26-year-old man facing a charge of murder can now be named. Colin Richard Jeffries-Smith stands accused in relation to...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 11:53
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Day two of search for Raymond Stirling

A man suffering from dementia is yet to be found after being reported missing in the Hamilton area. Raymond Stirling was...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 11:44

Changes made after fatal glider crash

Changes are being made nationally to the way student pilots are assessed for the transition from dual to single seat aircraft. The...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 11:09
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Keeping wastewater out of Pilot Bay

Tauranga City Council will be pushing to increase awareness of what should and shouldn't be flushed down toilets,...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 10:08
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Stolen property returned after arrest

An owner of a BMX bike has had their property returned to them this week, following the arrest of a Papamoa man. Sergeant...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 09:37
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Today's weather with Rosalie

In today's weather we are expecting a mostly cloudy day. A few showers will be becoming frequent in the evening with...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 08:38
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Blustery winds as low unravels

A big low out in the Tasman Sea is looking pretty significant but it is going to weaken and fall apart before it reaches...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 08:25

Petitions to bring back Stage Challenge

Petitions have been launched to bring back the axed school Stage Challenge. One petition, by Alison Wright,...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 07:35

Road repair focused on ‘priority sites’

The New Zealand Transport Agency says repairs to the Thames Coast Road/State Highway 25 are in full swing, with the focus...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 07:18

James finishes the job for drift team

  Pro-Sport Series outfit Central Drift Team have come away from the opening round of the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 06:46

Western Bay fire ban lifted

Fire permits in the Western Bay can now be issued again, following recent rain in the district. Western Bay of Plenty District...

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Posted on 17 Jan 2018 06:43

Mayor hits back at best beach ruling

Whakatane Mayor Tony Bonne has described the New Zealand Herald's approach to finding the best beach in the country...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 18:01

Free coding workshops

Two holiday programmes with a difference launch in Te Puke and Katikati later this month, offering free coding programmes...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 17:00

Tauranga Half shaping out to be a tussle

The women's race in the 2018 Port of Tauranga Half is shaping up as an intriguing trans-tasman tussle with top Australia...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 16:11

Whakamarama fatal crash victim named

The name of the man who died in a two car crash in Whakamarama on Sunday has been released by Western Bay of Plenty police. Road...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 15:27

Pilot Bay still contaminated

UPDATED 3.25PM: Tauranga City Council have backtracked on giving Pilot Bay the all clear after one of the five samples taken...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 15:00

Several men wanted by EBOP Police

EBOP Police are looking for the following persons who have failed to appear in Court recently and warrants have been...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 14:56

Unusual shells wash up on Papamoa Beach

A number of unusual sea shells recently spotted on the shores of Papamoa beach are rousing the attention of beach-goers. Steve...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 13:54

Positive reaction to NCEA results

NCEA results are out, and one Bethlehem College student is pretty happy with how she did. Ashley Hocking, who sat NCEA Level...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 13:03
By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

Jail for convicted child porn offender

A Tauranga man is set to serve prison time after being found guilty of possessing and distributing objectionable images...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 11:52
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Council: Brookfield lights fault fixed

A blessing or a curse depending on how you look at it, the ongoing fault with the Brookfield lights this week is being praised...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 11:14
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Oil spill causes multiple Kaimai crashes

An oil spill caused by a two car crash near the Kaimai Summit is believed to be the cause of multiple other crashes in the...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 10:40
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Disabled man assaulted in own home

A disabled man who says he was assaulted in his own home waited six days to be formally interviewed by police - and even...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 10:15
By Edward Gay edward.gay@radionz.co.nz

Schoolgirl conquers Motiti Is. solo swim

Tauranga schoolgirl Georgia Bavington has created a little piece of swimming history, becoming the youngest person to conquer...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 08:55
By Jamie Troughton Dscribe Media Services

Cloudy with a chance of showers

  In today's weather forecast we are expecting a mostly cloudy day, with a few showers. There should be afternoon...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 08:20
By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

Papamoa road rage ends in jail time

A Te Puke man who struck another man in the face with a weapon in a Papamoa road rage incident is to serve time in prison. Jason...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 08:12
By Sam Gardner sam@thesun.co.nz

Aerial bike show raises $14,000

The Wheels for Cure Kids show at Fraser Cove is gaining international attention, says organiser Luke Price. Drawn by likes...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 07:26
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Nervous wait for NCEA students

Tens of thousands of teenagers will be hitting the refresh button on their computers today as their exam results are released. The...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 07:06

Cycle underpass diversion opens

City-bound traffic from Maungatapu will be taking a little extra diversion coming down the hill from the roundabout over...

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Posted on 16 Jan 2018 06:48
By Andrew Campbell andrew@thesun.co.nz

Two car crash near Kaimai Summit

Motorists are being warned to expect delays as emergency services deal with a two car crash near the Kaimai Summit. A police...

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Posted on 15 Jan 2018 19:22

Rees a young man in a hurry

To see Bay of Plenty's Mitchell Rees race a motorcycle is to take a glimpse into the future. The 24-year-old Honda...

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Posted on 15 Jan 2018 18:15

Police tightening up on school drivers

Tauranga drivers are soon to be under the spotlight as police tighten up on speed around Western Bay of Plenty schools. Western...

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Posted on 15 Jan 2018 16:39

Iconic multisport festival returns

The fourth edition of the Compressport Mount Festival of Multisport is all set for January 19-21, with a range of athletic...

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Posted on 15 Jan 2018 15:36

Truck crash blocks highways

State Highway 29 is blocked at The Lakes rounabout truck's trailer has flipped on its side. Reports are that a trailer...

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Posted on 15 Jan 2018 14:22

Carrington up for two Halberg Awards

Bay of Plenty kayaker Lisa Carrington is a finalist in two categories of the 55th Halberg Awards, which honour and celebrate...

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Posted on 15 Jan 2018 14:07