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Judy Alvos

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 15:57 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

One evening, while strumming away  on the beach piano in Pilot Bay, I caught a flash of red behind me on the seaside...

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Saying ‘no’ to plastic straws

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 15:45

A new campaign has been launched by Envirohub Bay of Plenty in an effort to reduce the use of plastic straws in the region. ‘Destraw...

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Youth smoking is at an all-time lo

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 15:44

Results from the 2016 ASH year 10 survey released this week show that only 2.2 per cent of year 10 students smoke daily. They...

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A car yard, a grass verge or both?

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 15:43

They're impromptu car yards – pop-up car yards – and they're happening on grass verges at various...

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Vintage and Retro Fayre returns

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 15:41

This popular event is set to return Greerton Village to a bygone age on Saturday, March 17. First run in November last year,...

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Simon: ‘Leadership is my Plan

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 15:38

It's been a big week in politics, with National Party MPs putting their hands up to take over the reins from Bill...

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Turn your trash into fash

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 15:38

After seven months of crocheting together more than 400 plastic bags, you could forgive 13-year-old Hunter Ririnui for never...

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Amateur enforcers get new patrol car

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 15:24

The Papamoa community is just that bit safer. That's thanks to its community patrol, a car yard and a substantial...

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Supporting local ostomates

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 15:23

It's a topic that can be very private – living with an ostomy bag after undergoing surgery. But a local woman...

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A paw to hold

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 15:23

Consider adding four paws to your family this weekend. Tauranga SPCA's Valentine's Second Chance For Love event...

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Bathtub battle at Bowentown

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 15:22

If you've got an old bathtub lying around and fancy giving it a new lease of life, the Bowentown Boating and Sport...

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The global plan for kiwifruit

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 15:21

A vanguard of 20 Italian Zespri kiwifruit growers have arrived in Tauranga to tap into local knowledge and expertise. The...

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Lulu’s not just a one-off

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 15:18

Teacher Mr Henderson wanted Lulu's signature. She thought that was funny. When Lulu Boorman appeared on the front...

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Bromeliads' wonderful summer

Posted on 9 Feb 2018 15:13

The country has been withering in the heat, going crisp around the edges with 41.3 registered in Timaru, 37 in Waiau, 34...

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Help at the end of the rainbow

Posted on 9 Feb 2018 15:10

Coming out at 50 is no less terrifying than coming out as a teenager, says a Tauranga woman offering help and advice to...

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Breaking a way to a better life

Posted on 9 Feb 2018 15:10

In the late 1990s, breakdancing saved Tauranga's Rush Wepiha from a life of crime. Now, 20 years later, he's...

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Aucklanders interest in Bay falls

Posted on 9 Feb 2018 15:08

Tauranga has recently been described in the annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey as the most unaffordable...

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Getting nude for breast cancer

Posted on 9 Feb 2018 15:08 | By Kerry Mitchell kerry@thesun.co.nz

If you like getting your kit off in the name of fun, you might like to make it worthwhile and raise some funds for Tauranga's...

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Massive retail complex up for sale

Posted on 9 Feb 2018 15:06

The land and buildings housing a “fashionable” mix of retail and commercial tenancies, along with a variety...

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More water fountains needed

Posted on 9 Feb 2018 15:05

New Zealand researchers are calling for more drinking water fountains in public playgrounds and parks, to provide healthy...

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