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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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A man reported to be taking photos at a Bay of Plenty water reserve has sparked a police reminder, about the rights of public when it comes to photography in public spaces. One woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, says she observed a man she believes...

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A 26-year-old man facing a charge of murder can now be named. Colin Richard Jeffries-Smith stands accused in relation to the death of 58-year-old Lance Wayne Waite. Lance was dropped off at Tauranga Hospital with critical injuries earlier this month...

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A big low out in the Tasman Sea is looking pretty significant but it is going to weaken and fall apart before it reaches New Zealand - due to a big blocking high to our east. The low will unravel and dump areas of very heavy rain, but also lighter drizzle,...

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Petitions have been launched to bring back the axed school Stage Challenge. One petition, by Alison Wright, had gained 500 supporters by Tuesday night. "Tell the Stage Challenge Foundation, the Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Youth...

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EBOP Police are looking for the following persons who have failed to appear in Court recently and warrants have been issued for their arrest. Senior Sergeant Yvonne Parker says they are urged to visit the court to sort out their outstanding matters. “Or...

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Tens of thousands of teenagers will be hitting the refresh button on their computers today as their exam results are released. The qualifications authority will upload more than 600,000 NCEA marks for around 168,000 students, including for the controversial...

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An ex-Eastern Bay of Plenty owned vessel could pose an environmental threat to Rarotonga after becoming stranded on a reef on Friday night. Zambucca, which was formerly Whakatane-owned for charter fishing in the Eastern Bay, is currently at the...

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An Eastern Bay of Plenty rugby player is one of two recipients of Waikato University’s most prestigious awards - the Sir Edmund Hillary Medal. Sporting all-rounder Stacey Waaka and top cellist Matthias Balzat have each been given an award. The...

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Royal, Prince and Princess were among the most commonly rejected baby names in the past six years. The annual roll call of rejected names shows officials have rejected Royal 27 times, Prince 24 times and Princess 11 times since 2012. Names were refused...

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Restrictions on water in the Whakatane District have been reduced to a voluntary conservation level, after what has been a dry summer in the region.  The reduction means restrictions on hose and sprinkler use have been lifted, but council is still...

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Looking back from Mount main beach. Photo: Alan Forward.

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