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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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The sister of an autistic man who’s been missing since Friday is imploring the public to keep an eye out for him. Michelle Peterson’s brother Nigel was last seen at around 3pm on Otonga Road, heading towards Old Taupo Road, in Rotorua. He...

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Some ground movement has been detected near a sinkhole that was discovered in Waihi earlier this year on Council reserve between the Waihi Rugby Club and the Martha open pit.  The earlier sinkhole has been backfilled but Oceana Gold geotechnical...

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NZ Civil Defence has issued a tsunami warning. A beach and marine tsunami threat warning is in effect for Chatham Islands, Pegasus Bay, Northern Coasts of Hawke’s Bay and East Cape following the 8.2M earthquake near Chiapas Mexico. Whilst initial...

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Police are re-opening their investigation into the Red Fox Tavern murder, the 1987 shooting in Maramarua, of tavern proprietor Chris Bush. Chris was shot dead at the Red Fox Tavern on Saturday night, October 24 1987, while enjoying a drink with three...

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Reports are emerging of a crash near Thames that has claimed the lives of four people and left another two people seriously injured. Emergency services are currently at the scene on State Highway 2 at Netherton, around 20km south of Thames in the...

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Police have confirmed they are in attendance at a serious crash on State Highway 26 in Thames this evening. A statement released a short time ago confirmed the single-vehicle crash happened on Paeroa Kopu Road shortly after 8pm.  State Highway 26...

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A bright red 1938 telephone box has been transformed into a money machine and installed in Tairua’s main street this week in what is likely to be the most unusual ATM in the country. The telephone box-money machine is the brainchild of Gavin Morris,...

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The top business in the Hauraki-Coromandel will be showcased and celebrated with an awards ceremony for the first time ever this year. The inaugural Hauraki-Coromandel Business Awards taking place in September are a joint effort between the Thames-Coromandel...

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This year’s budget will include a $178 million tourism infrastructure package that will fund projects like new carparks, toilets and freedom camping facilities. The package will consist of a new $102m Tourism Infrastructure Fund, along with $76m...

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Waikato motocross rider and former New Zealand 125cc senior champion Josiah Natzke celebrated his maiden Grand Prix win he in Latvia at the weekend. The 18-year-old took his KTM250F to set the 12th fastest time in Saturday’s practice at the Latvia...

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