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Private J L Hartland

Posted on 20 Apr 2018 14:54

“Their name liveth for evermore.” A line from Ecclesiasticus, chapter 44, verse 14, which English writer Rudyard...

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Quick facts for the by-elections

Posted on 20 Apr 2018 14:52

This by-election covers the extraordinary vacancy for one Tauranga City councillor elected at-large. The vacancy has arisen...

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New seats bring enjoyment back

Posted on 20 Apr 2018 14:40 | By Kerry Mitchell kerry@thesun.co.nz

A Tauranga couple who took a public stand last year against inadequate seating for wheelchair patrons and their companions...

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Parkrun coming to Tauranga

Posted on 20 Apr 2018 14:39 | By Kerry Mitchell kerry@thesun.co.nz

A free, volunteer-driven community run that has taken the country by storm since reaching New Zealand shores in 2012 is...

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The golden kumara

Posted on 20 Apr 2018 14:38 | By Sharnae Hope sharnae@thesun.co.nz

Tauranga's Graham Burns is stumped as to why his orange kumara has grown to the size of a rugby ball, but he is happy...

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Ernie, Hitler, communism and gongs

Posted on 20 Apr 2018 14:37

“I have been bombed by Hitler, I have been shot at by the Chinese. And you Kiwis have been bloody rude to me ever...

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From isolation to inspiration

Posted on 20 Apr 2018 14:37 | By Sharnae Hope sharnae@thesun.co.nz

Kiwi women who have decided not to be victims anymore are showing off their new-found empowerment in a personalised and...

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People’s history of the Bay

Posted on 20 Apr 2018 14:36

About 100 local writers have had their names immortalised forever on the cover of a published book following the publication...

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Helping the helpers

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 13:56 | By Cayla-Fay Saunders cayla@thesun.co.nz

My husband is a paramedic. He comes home after a 12-hour shift with some amazing stories sometimes – tales of life...

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Young people push for museum

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 13:49 | By Kerry Mitchell kerry@thesun.co.nz

If you've ever seen the colossal squid at Te Papa Museum in Wellington, you'll know it's not something...

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Watery thoughts

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 13:48 | By Sharnae Hope sharnae@thesun.co.nz

Water is our lives – we bathe in it, we play in it, and we are it. “If you drink a glass of water it goes through...

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Swells for the Sallies

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 13:45

“No doubt about it,” says Sallie Laurie Bell. “One story in The Weekend Sun and we more than doubled the...

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Living wage employers scarce

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 13:44 | By Kerry Mitchell kerry@thesun.co.nz

There is a real danger that Tauranga will fall behind and become known for its low wages if employers don't join the...

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Internet safety innovators win

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 13:44

  A device developed in Tauranga aimed at keeping kids safe online has won a major technology award. Local organisation...

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A prescription for companionship

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 13:43

Kaiden doesn't make friends easily. That's often the way with children with autism spectrum disorder. But when...

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Auction of Battle of Gate Pa

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 13:42

An exhibition that told the stories of the creation of Tauranga city from a time of conflict and battle is to be auctioned...

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Choosing coffee over chemo

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 13:40

“My perfect day is an autumn day, with autumn leaves scrunching under my gumboots.” This was one young woman's...

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New walking groups for fitness

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 13:39

Two new walking groups are starting this month as part of Sport Bay of Plenty's City on its Feet initiative, creating...

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Falling in love with love

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 13:38

“It would have been a long time in the planning; it probably would have cost a lot of money, but it would have been...

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A plea on behalf of little blues

Posted on 13 Apr 2018 13:37

Nature is conspiring against the little blue penguin like it hasn't done in many years. The birds are dying en masse...

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