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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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New rules for Bay of Plenty mean jetski owners now need to register their vessels. This change was introduced as part of the new Navigation Safety Bylaw for identification and safety reasons. It means Bay of Plenty joins Waikato, Auckland and Northland...

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A Murupara teenager accused of stealing a police car while handcuffed remains on the run. A manhunt is underway for the 18-year-old following an incident that saw a police officer fire two shots on Oregon Drive in the Bay of Plenty...

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The secret children of a Catholic priest in New Zealand are about to reveal their identity to their local bishop. A New Zealander who personally briefed the Pope on the topic says the Vatican has recognised the right to know one’s parents. The...

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Local lifeguards are gearing up for a steady start to the patrolling season this weekend, with settled weather and small swells in the forecast. Labour Weekend marks the traditional start of the season for many clubs in the Eastern Region, with volunteers...

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The New Zealand Defence Force is entering an agreement to buy two new weapons, the Barrett M107A1 anti-materiel weapon and the Barrett Multi Role Adaptive Design sniper rifle.  Forty M107A1 and 42 MRAD weapons will be bought, at a cost of NZ$4 million. This...

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The New Zealand Transport Agency is encouraging everyone to plan ahead and check the Labour Weekend hotspots before heading away. The hotspots maps collate information from previous Labour Weekend journeys on the times where traffic is heaviest. NZTA...

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Power drills, nail guns and electric saws are becoming the items of choice for thieves looking to make a quick buck. Police say they are seeing a growing number of reports for burglaries at construction sites, and were urging tradies to lock up their...

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A police car stolen in the Bay of Plenty has been found. The patrol car was taken from Oregan Drive in Murupara around 7pm. The car was found abandoned on Gibbs Road a couple of hours later. Police says enquiries are continuing to locate the offender. Anyone...

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Police are on the hunt for a person who stole a police car from a Bay of Plenty town. A police spokesperson says the vehicle was taken from Oregan Drive in Murupara at 7pm. "Police unit are actively searching for the car. The Eagle helicopter has also...

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The production of Pineapple Lumps and other Kiwi treats will shift to Australia early next year, Cadbury has confirmed. The chocolate treats were made in Dunedin at the Cadbury factory, which is due to close next year. A last-ditch bid was launched...

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The Lovely Mount Maunganui beach. Photo: Denis Player.

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