Sam Kelway

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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.

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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.

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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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There have been five serious crashes since December and the community is demanding answers.

BOP residents call for action on 'incredibly dangerous' stretch of State Highway 2

In the last three months two have died and 11 others have been injured following crashes on the stretch.

02:00
Environment Canterbury has been granted consent to use a new strain, causing pet rabbit owners to fear their animals are in the firing line.

'A baby rabbit had blood coming from its nose' – pet rabbit owners worried about release of new calicivirus

Environment Canterbury has been granted consent to use a new strain of the virus called RHDV1 K5.

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As the wait time increases the risks for cows getting mastitis grows.

Taranaki farmers keeping 'fingers crossed' after power cuts hit farms

The risk of cows contracting mastitis grows the longer they go without milking.

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The parrots frequent all three islands of New Zealand, but are usually found off-shore.

Watch: 'It's awesome!' Kaka sighting delights kids in Bay of Plenty

The parrots frequent all three islands of New Zealand, but are usually found off-shore.

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Progress is being made on repairing State Highway 25, but there are fears it will be damaged again in the next big storm.

Thames mayor says Thames Coast road is 'lifeline' that must fixed permanently

The Thames Coast road was significantly damaged in this month's storm.

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Jade Burger is the human face of a global affordability survey showing Tauranga is now less affordable than Auckland.

'It's impossible in this market' - Tauranga homes now less affordable than Auckland

However Auckland is still listed in the "severely unaffordable" range.

Lotto's Instant Play a 'more harmful form of gambling' - Problem Gambling Foundation

The games cost up to $5 and are available through the Lotto NZ App and online.

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Figures obtained by a conservation group suggest more than 20 times the annual average were accidently caught last year in Bay of Plenty.

'Unacceptable' 44 dolphin caught in fishing nets in last year

Forest and Bird says the dolphin by-catch in the Bay of Plenty is worrying.

Stench of sea lettuce worst it's been in years, says Tauranga Harbour residents

Warmer waters combined with its depth and nutrients, make it a perfect home for the algae.

01:46
Four foreigners have appeared in court over the bust.

Men face more charges over New Zealand's biggest cocaine bust

The bust involved 46 kilograms of cocaine, valued around $20 million.

01:52
The legacy of the much-loved stadium is living on in rural Bay of Plenty.

'It's part of history' - generosity helps Te Puke re-home Lancaster Park seats

The legacy of the much-loved stadium is living on in rural Bay of Plenty.

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Trio remain in Waikato Hospital after botulism scare.

Family travelling from India to help look after Waikato trio hospitalised in botulism scare

The trio have been hospital since last Friday, after reportedly eating wild boar.

02:32
The region near Auckland is only half a metre about sea level.

Not enough being done about rising sea levels threatening Hauraki District

The region near Auckland is only half a metre about sea level.

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Tainui Primary School is more than 11,000km away from China, but that hasn't stopped them embracing the language and culture.

Tokoroa primary school students 'embracing Mandarin' during Chinese Language Week

Students at Tainui Full Primary School have been learning Mandarin for the past year.

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The national sevens side has started a new regime in Mount Maunganui under new coach Clark Laidlaw.

All Blacks Sevens looking to rebuild squad after dismal Rio Olympics campaign

The national sevens side has started a new regime in Mount Maunganui under new coach Clark Laidlaw.

'What an amazing sight to see' – first whale spotted since Monday’s massive quake lifts Kaikoura's spirits

Fourteen-metre long whale removed from bow of container ship in Tauranga

It's unknown if the whale was struck by the ship in the harbour, or at sea.

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A recent IHC report found most respondents felt those with a disability don't get the right support to enter the workforce.

'It's quite disheartening' – teacher frustrated by lack of opportunity in workforce for people with disabilities

The teacher said disabled students are turned away due to the perception of being a safety risk.

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Police officers have blocked off a road and surrounded a dairy on the outskirts of Tauranga.

Loud bangs heard as armed police swoop on property near Tauranga

A number of marked and unmarked police cars are in the area.

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Heke was found without incident in the central North Island overnight.

Man who allegedly shot at police in Morrinsville pleads not guilty

Rollie Heke, who faces three charges of attempted murder, appeared via audio visual link in the High Court in Rotorua.

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Heke, along with four others charged as being accessories after the fact of attempted murder, appeared before the court.

Watch: Alleged Morrinsville gunman Rollie Heke appears in Rotorua District Court via audio visual link

Heke faces three charges of attempting to murder a police officer as well as firearms charges.

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Rhys Warren was sentenced to preventive detention at the Tauranga High Court.

'Killers get less than that' – mother of Bay of Plenty siege gunman upset at sentence after son jailed for shooting at cops

Rhys Warren was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder in March and was today sentenced at the High Court in Tauranga.

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Locals have fired up a 19th century battery in Thames as the town celebrates its history.

Coromandel community celebrates a century and a half of prospecting gold

Locals have fired up a 19th century battery in Thames as the town celebrates its history.

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