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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Peggy Beech may be 92 but she proves you are never too old to help others. Her exhibition of 130 hand knitted dolls dresses in the People’s Gallery – Toi ka rere, will raise funds for Auckland’s Starship Hospital with donated dresses...

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The government has told police to catch more drunk drivers and stop pushing to saliva test drivers for drugs. Documents obtained under the Official Information Act show the Transport Ministry and police want 45,000 motorists a year to be randomly tested...

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Normal hospital services will be available today and tomorrow while nurses and midwives undertake rallies in support of claims about their pay and working conditions. Bay of Plenty District Health Board chief executive Helen Mason says while there will...

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Trout poached from Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha hatchery were “anything but a free feed” for a Rotorua teenager, who has paid dearly for his catch. Duncan Scowen, 19, pleaded guilty in the Rotorua District Court to charges of fishing in...

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A medium-sized asteroid surprised astronomers with an unexpected near miss of the Earth on the weekend. EarthSky reported the asteroid, labelled 2018 GE3, came within about 192,300 kilometres of Earth at its closest point at 6.41pm on Sunday. That’s...

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Chicken is making New Zealanders sick and spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria, say researchers who are calling for safety labels on raw poultry products. A study out of University of Otago, Wellington, labelled the country as having one of the...

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Visitors travelling into Whakatane along Landing Road will now have no doubt they’re in the right place to begin their White Island/Whakaari experience.  Whakatāne District Council has installed the first in a series of NZ Transport Agency...

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Bay of Plenty honey company Comvita is being eyed up by a third party interested in acquiring ‘all or substantially all’ of the company’s shares, the board announced today. The news comes after the latest estimates on the value of its...

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The forecast snap of cold weather will cause further rescues on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing if visitors don’t prepare or plan their hiking trips, says police.  In the last two weeks, Police and LandSAR in the Central North Island have rescued...

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A gas heater catching fire in Whakatane has sparked fire safety reminder from Bay of Plenty Fire Services. The callout from overnight has crews educating residents about ways to minimise the risk of fire through winter. “This fire was caused by...

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Jack-o-lantern in the sunrise. Halloween’s come early this year! Photo: Nicholle Roberson.

Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz