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Sam Kelway

01:37
It will mean beggars and the homeless won’t be allowed within five metres of retail areas.

Tauranga council bans begging, rough sleeping near shops

The council has passed a controversial bylaw 6-5.

Lime e-scooters looking to launch in Tauranga

The company made a short presentation to the Tauranga City Council asking for an operating permit.

01:56
Hundreds of campaigners marched across Wairoa Bridge today.

Protesters block major Tauranga highway to call on government to fix deadly stretch of road - 'stop letting people die like this'

Busy weekend traffic came to a halt as hundreds marched across Wairoa Bridge, which has already claimed dozens of lives.

00:56
Scott Curry said showing kids the silverware will hopefully inspire the next generation of world champions.

Watch: NZ Sevens stars surprise AIMS Games athletes with trophies from successful World Cup campaigns

Scott Curry said he hopes it inspires the next generation of world champs.

01:35
Josh Tia made the huge decision to have a leg removed, so he could continue playing sport.

Twelve-year-old with one leg impresses at AIMS Games

Josh Tia is proving he can play alongside able-bodied athletes despite only having one leg.

01:53
The week-long event sees more than 10,000 school students from NZ, Australia and the Pacific compete.

Thousands of young athletes in Tauranga for annual AIMS Games

The week-long event sees more than 10,000 school students from NZ, Australia and the Pacific compete.

Man accused of murdering his two-year-old daughter Arnica Savage appears in Tauranga court

In July Arnica Savage's body was pulled from the Rangitaiki River.

01:41
Whare for Freedom aims to help former prisoners return to their communities.

First 'Prison Home' opens in Tauranga - ‘Weave the community back together’

'Whare 4 Freedom' will help reintegrate recently released prisoners back into the community.

01:48
Police say motorists must change their behaviour behind the wheel, as the transport agency warns the toll will rise.

'Disappointing' and 'profoundly gutting' as twelve people killed on NZ's road last week alone

Police say people need to seriously change their behaviour behind the wheel.

01:04
Paul Hannagan put the word out on Facebook and the community responded

Mackenzie District Councillor outlines community effort to signpost dangerous road

Paul Hannagan put the word out on Facebook and the community responded.

01:43
Tim Mikkleson, Scott Curry and Joe Webber are all eyeing gold in two year’s time.

Experienced trio re-commit to All Blacks Sevens for 2020 Olympics

Tim Mikkleson, Scott Curry and Joe Webber are all eyeing gold in two year’s time.

02:01
A damning report into the Bella Vista residences has called for an inquiry.

Residents of failed Bella Vista development reject Tauranga City Council's offer to buy homes

The group of homeowners will now pursue legal action against council.

02:02
Jefferies looked shocked in court today as the verdict was read out.

Guilty: Man who dumped partner’s body in Waikato lake convicted of mother-of-three’s murder

Cory Scott Jefferies told their children their mother had run off. The truth was far more sinister.

01:54
Jefferies is on trial at the High Court in Hamilton over his partner’s death two years ago.

Crown accuses man of leaving his partner to 'rot' in lake while lying to their children about where she was

Cory Scott Jefferies is accused of killing mother-of-three Kim Richmond after a night drinking and watching rugby.

02:03
Jefferies is accused of murdering his partner Kim Richmond.

Kim Richmond argued with partner over 'Feelers CD' in car on night she died, court hears

Kim Richmond disappeared on July 31, 2016, and her body was discovered in her car in Lake Arapuni nearly a year later. Cory Scott Jefferies is accused of her murder.

02:03
Jefferies is accused of murdering his partner Kim Richmond.

'I just want to f***ing kill the b****' - court told of threat made by man accused of killing partner Kim Richmond

Cory Scott Jefferies is accused of murdering the mother of three, whose body was found in a lake a year after she went missing.

01:52
Three violent deaths in Waikato linked to gang crime, police say public not at risk.

Tears in court as man accused of murdering Ngaruawahia man Mitchell Paterson granted name suppression

The 26-year-old father of one's body was found at McLaren Falls a short drive from Tauranga on July 13.

The 45-year-old was arrested last night following the discovery of Richmond's body in a submerged car.

Jury selected as Kim Richmond's partner goes on trial for mum-of-three's murder

Cory Scott Jefferies is accused of killing his partner of 26 years in 2016.

02:01
A damning report into the Bella Vista residences has called for an inquiry.

Residents of Tauranga's failed Bella Vista subdivision still in limbo as compensation day looms

In March, 21 properties in the Bella Vista subdivision were served eviction notices saying they had to evacuate their homes as Cycone Hola approached.

00:30
1 NEWS has spoken with dozens of people visiting the hospital today who say things are running smoothly inside.

'Good on them' - Patients at Tauranga Hospital back nurses as hundreds there strike

1 NEWS has spoken with dozens of people visiting the hospital today, not one seems disgruntled with the strike.

Man accused of murdering two-year-old in Bay of Plenty named

Arnica Savage was pulled from the Rangitaiki River in the small town of Te Mahoe.

01:31

Meet 'twinkle fingers', Bay of Plenty's best checkout operator for 2018

Competitors are judged on speed, presentation, customer service and accuracy.

01:43
Rotorua, Whitianga Taupo, and Te Anau all face losing their rescue helicopter bases in a porposed rejig.

Thousands march in Taupo against potential loss of rescue helicopter base

A rejig of rescue helicopter facilities means Rotorua, Whitianga, Taupo, and Te Anau could all lose their bases.

01:40
The Mount Maunganui Surf Club will make way for a new state-of-the-art rescue facility.

Old Mt Maunganui Surf Club to make way for a state-of-the-art rescue centre

One of NZ's best known surf clubs is being torn down for a $3m rebuild.

01:31
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie wreaked havoc in the small community last year.

Then and now: Edgecumbe before and after devastating floods

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie wreaked havoc in the small community last year.

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