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Thursday, April 26, 2018

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New Zealanders heading to Gallipoli for Anzac Day whose bus went up in flames are thankful to be alive despite many having lost passports, money and other belongings in the fire. The bus carrying Australians and a group of 15 New Zealanders was making...

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Ōpōtiki district, like the rest of New Zealand, needs to reduce waste going to landfill and increase recycling, says the Ōpōtiki District Council. "The goal is clear and Council’s Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) outlines suggested...

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Picture a group of more than 20 women of all shapes and sizes on a race against time, throwing their bodies on the line, with blood, sweat, and tears. Now, add in the fact that it’s all happening on skates. This is what Whakatane Roller Derby...

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Plans to partially re-divert freshwater flows from the Kaituna River into Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi (Maketu Estuary) are moving ahead, with work expected to start in July. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is holding public information sessions on Wednesday...

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The cost of living in New Zealand is the cause of a new wave of poverty, say senior officers from The Salvation Army. Last year, The Salvation Army saw 336 new families every week, raising alarm and putting strain on the ability to keep up with demand. Rents,...

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A forest owner and harvesting company responsible for a 197 hectare pine forest in steep mountainous terrain south-east of Ōpōtiki have received a hefty fine for their environmental offending. The charges relate to disturbance of stream beds and discharging...

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The mayors of Taupō, Rotorua and Ruapehu District will today meet with Health Minister David Clark over the possible loss of rescue helicopter services in the region. Under a proposed re-design of the national air ambulance service, the central North...

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Police are seeking any information in relation to the theft of two waka. The waka were taken from Ngati Manawa Road, Murupara. “The theft occurred between 10am on April 15 and 4.30pm on April 18,” says a post on the Bay of Plenty Police and...

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Generous Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau farmers have raised $144,923 for IHC through the IHC Calf & Rural Scheme in the past 12 months, with 302 of the region’s farmers donating. Galatea farmer Red Garrett, whose sister has Down syndrome, has...

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The seventh rotation of about 100 New Zealand Defence Force troops left for Iraq to support the continuing international effort to train Iraqi forces.  The number of Iraqi soldiers and Federal Police trained by Task Group Taji, as the combined New...

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Lest we forget, Mt Maunganui. Photo: Cherry Fowles.

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