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They do like a nice long drive

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 15:35

“There was a very real danger we were going nowhere,” says Martin Knudsen. There was an even greater danger...

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Concern about chemical weed killer

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 15:33 | By Kerry Mitchell kerry@thesun.co.nz

A Katikati resident has expressed concern about the use of the chemical glyphosate to rid the Yeoman Walkway of weeds, given...

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Omokoroa water taxi service a no

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 15:32

It was half an idea that didn't quite take off – the proposed water taxi to Tauranga from the Omokoroa Peninsula. The...

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Terry, Theresa, Gaynor, Sue?

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 15:30

A Gate Pa woman has a solution to unwanted and unfortunate given names. “Maybe it would be better if a name given...

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Small town NZ shines in the Bay

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 15:21 | By Kerry Mitchell kerry@thesun.co.nz

The small towns and settlements of New Zealand are the backbone of our country and those in the Western Bay of Plenty are...

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We’re off to see the Wizard

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 15:15

Three months, three-to-six days a week, and up to five hours a day – that's how long the cast and crew of The...

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Tauranga dancer gets her big break

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 15:12

She didn't know it at the time, but there were two special people at Wellington's St James Theatre for the New...

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A bigger and better event for all

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 14:51

  One of the world's leading reggae music festivals and the nation's favourite festival experience, One...

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Call for bypass to stand alone

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 14:49 | By Kerry Mitchell kerry@thesun.co.nz

Katikati Community Board chair Jenny Hobbs says the community doesn't want the Katikati bypass to get “tangled...

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Bayfair to Baypark work continues

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 14:48

Preliminary works on the $120m Bayfair to Baypark project will continue mostly at night next week, with traffic delays expected...

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Five star garden

Posted on 19 Jan 2018 14:26 | By Rosalie Liddle Crawford rosalie@thesun.co.nz

The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga has begun 2018 with the outstanding news that the garden has received a prestigious honour....

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Mount set for Multisport Fest

Posted on 12 Jan 2018 11:34

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

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Remembering Gail Helen McIntosh

Posted on 12 Jan 2018 11:32

She was a hard-nosed Tauranga business woman and staunch feminist who took an each way punt on a racehorse to make a political...

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Ad campaign challenges speed

Posted on 12 Jan 2018 11:31

A new road safety advertising campaign is directly challenging speeding drivers to slow down and stop defending their perceived...

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Best beaches in the country

Posted on 12 Jan 2018 11:28 | By Kerry Mitchell kerry@thesun.co.nz

When you think ‘Bay of Plenty', beaches is one of the first things that springs to mind. Thousands of people...

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Hindu statues arrive

Posted on 12 Jan 2018 11:25 | By Andrew Campbell Andrew@thesun.co.nz

A dozen or more statues of the Hindu pantheon of gods and goddesses are awaiting their ceremonial installation in Tauranga's...

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Bridge player’s love of the game

Posted on 12 Jan 2018 11:24 | By Ryan Wood ryan@thesun.co.nz

It's business as usual in 2018 for New Year honouree Alan Turner, who still plays bridge twice a week at the Tauranga...

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Speed shearing for a cause

Posted on 12 Jan 2018 11:23

Some of the country's top shearers will be heading to Te Puna on Saturday for the annual Speed Shear competition,...

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Working up a head of steam

Posted on 12 Jan 2018 11:22

“It is a thing of great beauty,” explains Lloyd Breckon. That's why he was happy to commit 30 of his 83-years...

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A celebration of all things avo

Posted on 12 Jan 2018 11:18

All things avocado will be celebrated in Katikati this weekend at the annual Katikati Avocado Food and Wine Festival. Cooking...

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