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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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The skipper of a beached yacht near Opito Point did everything right according to coastguard volunteers who had to tow the yacht to safety. Whitianga volunteer coastguard was first called on Saturday night, when it was reported the yacht hit rocks south...

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UPDATED 9.35AM: Police report Tematau has now been found. He was located at an address in Paeroa this morning and is safe and well. Police would like to thank those members of the public who provided information and assistance. EARLIER: Police are very...

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Those who looked up at the night sky in the weekend were treated to a rare sight, with the Aurora Australis dancing in the sky on two consecutive nights. The Southern Lights were spotted from Auckland, Canterbury and the Otago Peninsula on...

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New Ministry of Health data shows the average number of GP visits for under-13s has increased almost 14 per cent between July and December 2016, compared to the same period in 2014. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this is due to more than 99 per...

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Hot on the heels of another successful Crankworx Rotorua event, the New Zealand leg of the international mountain biking festival has been announced as one of 16 finalists in the annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards. A finalist in the Event...

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It was the day the Tauranga hairdresser sang for the forces’ sweetheart herself. “Vera just asked me if I knew any of her songs,” says Raewyn Fairweather. “And I told her: ‘Of course I do’.” To prove the point...

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The Ngati Awa Volunteer Army – NAVA – completed its final organised day of the Edgecumbe clean-up with thank you speeches and lunch hosted at the Ruaihona Marae on Friday.  Te Runanga o Ngati Awa created the Ngati Awa Volunteer Army...

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There were plenty of gumboots on display at the Patetonga Hall in the Hauraki Plains on Friday morning. A number of flood-affected farmers met up with support agencies plus Hauraki District councillors and staff to discuss a way forward following the...

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It’s why Lions are Lions. To serve. It’s why Neil Clarke is a Lion. “Been a Lion since 1955,” the Mount Maunganui man says proudly. “I was one of 22 foundation members of the country’s very first Lions Club in Auckland.” Now...

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“Narcotics, noise and nakedness.” That’s how frontman Booga Beazley sums up legendary Kiwi band Head Like A Hole when their debut album 13 was released back in 1992. “We’d only recorded our cassette S***tnoise and, you know,...

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Beauty after the storm. Photo: Tracy Hardy. Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz