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Friday, November 24, 2017

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A Whakatane Lotto player will be celebrating today after winning more than $166,000 in last night’s Lotto draw. The Bay of Plenty player is one of four people to be taking home $166,667. The other winners hail from Auckland, Wellington and Invercargill. The...

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Emergency services are at the scene of a serious truck crash on State Highway 33, south of Paengaroa. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a ute and truck have crashed on the highway near the stretch of road known as Three Mile Hill. The caller...

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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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Ngai Taiwhakaea and the Whakatane District Council have agreed to jointly research the history of the road between Taiwhakaea Marae and Te Paroa Beach, which the Council believes to be a public road. Hapu members of Ngai Taiwhakaea asserted their Mana...

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It goes without saying ex-Cyclone Cook caused a lot of damage when it hit the Eastern Bay of Plenty in April this year. One of the more unusual casualties was Opotiki’s Christmas lights in the centre of town. In light of the damages its local...

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The search for missing Rotorua man Nigel Peterson continues today. Nigel was last seen at around 3pm on Friday November 17 on Otonga Road, heading towards Old Taupo Road, Rotorua. Police and LandSAR teams from Rotorua and Tauranga have been involved in...

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The Ministry for Primary Industries today extended the public health warning against collecting shellfish in the Bay of Plenty region. The warning now covers the coastline from the northern end of Waihi Beach south-eastward to Opape. Routine tests on...

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New Zealand is towards the upper end of drowning death rates in the OECD, yet water safety funding is mostly voluntary. In 2016 there were 78 preventable fatalities and drowning hospitalisations are on the rise, says Water Safety New Zealand CEO Jonty...

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A kiwi chick with rare white feathers has hatched at Rainbow Springs’ Kiwi Encounter in Rotorua – the first with white feathers around its leg in almost a decade. Bloomers, aptly named for its white feathers that resemble a pair of knickers...

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A study presented at the Opotiki District Council recently has revealed an expected population increase for the region. A quiet paper titled ‘Opotiki District Population and Rateable Assessment Projections’ presented at the council recently...

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The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry.

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