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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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An Israeli-American teenager has been indicted in Israel on allegations he made thousands of hoax bomb calls, including to a Jewish centre in New Zealand, and earned thousands by offering to phone in threats against schools, hospitals and planes. A number...

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This weekend lining up at the pars at McLaren Falls’ disc golf course could get a little squishy – with the country’s keenest disc golfers flying into town for an extreme tournament. The Tauranga Disc Golf Association’s 66 Xtreme...

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Judges have started their journey up and down the country seeking New Zealand’s top quality builds in this year’s Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition. This year’s competition has some exciting new additions, with...

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The World Cup regatta in Hyeres this week marks Tauranga sailor Sam Meech’s first competition back in the Laser since his medal winning efforts at the Rio Olympics. He is one of a small team of New Zealand sailors competing in France in the Olympic...

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The author of a book that will capture the battle experience of the 28th Maori Battalion’s B-Company is calling for family descendants and relatives to help locate up to 400 photos of the 900 men who made up the company. The author, Sir Wira Gardiner...

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The Whakatane District Council will be carrying out temporary maintenance work on the Whakatane boat ramps this Friday. A spokesperson for the council says the maintenance work is to remove sediment build-up and will see the ramps closed from 1-4pm,...

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The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management says there is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following a magnitude 6.9 earthquake off the Chilean coastline. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says the quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres...

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Retail spending using electronic cards rose in the March 2017 quarter across most retail industries, according to figures from Stats NZ. When adjusted for seasonal effects, spending in the retail industries rose 1.7 per cent in the March 2017 quarter,...

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Police say State Highway 36 will remain closed today following the fatal crash between Pyes Pa Road and Te Matai Road on Monday afternoon. A 63-year-old Rotorua man was killed when his truck and trailer unit went down a bank in the Mangorewa Gorge on...

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Anzac Day means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For local poet Wendy Baker, Anzac Day is a way of remembering her father, her grandfather, and her uncle, who were all involved in world wars. Today, Wendy will deliver a passionate...

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