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Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Avocado thieves could potentially face 10 years in jail if caught stealing the green fruit. This is the latest warning from police following a number of instances where avocados have been stolen and then sold on Facebook. If an individual or shop owner...

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Emotions were raw under the surface at the methamphetamine “P- A Solutions Seminar” in Maungatapu recently. Grandparents, parents, siblings, and other family members from all walks of life gathered to listen to speakers outline the key tell-tale...

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The Labour Party’s recent announcement of a proposed commuter rail network between Auckland, Hamilton, and Tauranga was notable by the level of support on show for the main opposition party. Jacinda Ardern’s only been the Labour leader for...

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The police-coordinated search for two men missing in Tongariro National Park continues, with a police dog trained in search and rescue techniques rejoining the operation. The search has now entered its ninth day, with volunteers from LandSAR and police...

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Two hunters spent the night in a Bay of Plenty bush after getting lost on Sunday. The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a remote area of the Te Urewera National Park near Galatea, after reports came in that two men were lost and one was injured...

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  A toddler was rushed to hospital after accidentally pulling a pot of boiling oil over himself. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Opotiki about 1pm yesterday after the three-year-old pulled the pot on top of...

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Two people have been charged following an armed robbery of a Bay of Plenty store. At about 8am on Sunday, staff at the store on Pine Drive in Murupara were threatened with a hammer and a sum of cash was stolen. One of the staff members was also assaulted. Fortunately,...

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Whakatohea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust has today signed an Agreement in Principle with the Crown at Parliament, which it says is a positive step towards settling its historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. Chairman Graeme Riesterer says Whakatohea first...

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Eastern and Waikato police are seeking the public’s help to locate Mataatua Uka. There is a warrant for his arrest issued by the Hamilton District court on  July 20 on a burglary charge, says Senior Sergeant Yvonne Parker. The 34-year-old...

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Bay of Plenty farmers are shocked after a being victim to a series of animal attacks in rural Whakatane areas. Christine Tipper says her father, an owner of Awakeri farm, discovered two cows that had been shot, dead on their property within 3-4 meters...

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Salisbury Wharf at the Mount, c. 1950. Locals queuing up ready to board the ferry to Tauranga. Photo: Craig McFarlane.

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