Tauranga & Bay of Plenty

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Tauranga gardeners growing food for the needy may gain exemption from land use fee

Bayfair Community Garden volunteers are shocked by the proposed council fee.

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Serious crash leaves SH2 closed and four people hospitilised near Tauranga

The accident involved three cars at 3.30pm in Whakamarama.

Watch: Ribbon's cut, doors open and hundreds rush in as Rotorua's new Kmart opens

Some camped out overnight to make sure they didn't miss out on an opening day goodie bag.


Minginui - the small BOP town the government is pumping millions of dollars into

The town has a population of just 300, and an unemployment rate of 80 per cent.

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Large fire at sawmill near Rotorua

Fire crews are on the scene at Mangamingi Rd.

Also in its sights are Australian bikie gangs with an increasing presence in NZ.

Most read story of the week: Aussie bikie gangs target of police's new organised crime taskforce in Tauranga

Outlaw bikies deported from Australia have been increasingly riding in the Bay of Plenty region.

Driver dies in collision with cattle truck near Rotorua

The crash occurred on State Highway Five near Tapapa at 4.30pm.

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One dead in crash on State Highway 5 near Rotorua

The crash occurred about 20km north-west of Rotorua.

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Second fisherman missing after body washes up at Coromandel beach

Police say the missing man was fishing with the deceased at Homunga Bay near Waihi yesterday.

Body found in water at Waihi Beach

The incident brings this year's toll for water-related deaths to 20.

TVNZ weather presenter Dan Corbett with the latest update.

Concerns over Cyclone Hola spark evacuation of 13 Tauranga homes

They are part of a development which went into liquidation last year, and are not fully completed.

Seven Sharp's Lucas De Jung was at the awards night in Auckland.

'A special place' - New Zealand's top cafe revealed

Seven Sharp's Lucas De Jong was at Cafe of the Year Awards tonight.

Remaining tyres at Kawerau site.

Three people handed huge fines for failed tyre recycling venture in Bay of Plenty

Ecoverstion Logistics Limited dumped tens of thousands of tyres at sites in the Bay of Plenty

Caught on video: Rotorua school boy suspended after kicking another boy in the head

Footage of the incident at Western Heights High appeared on social media yesterday.

Video: 'That's not bullying I'd call that assault' - Rotorua school investigating after boy filmed viciously kicking fellow student in head

Footage has emerged on social media of a brutal student assault at Western Heights High School in Rotorua, yesterday.

Mt Maunganui man's bodyboard swim down Huka Falls described as 'reckless and irresponsible' by Water Safety New Zealand

Timmy Nator, 34, filmed himself undertaking the dangerous jump into the falls from the overbridge, as tourists watched on.

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Serious crash leaves State Highway 2 closed near Tauranga and three people hospitalised

The accident involved a car and van at 3.30pm in Whakamarama.

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Fatal crash involving train and off-road vehicle in Western Bay of Plenty

One person died in the crash around 8.20pm tonight, with another being treated for minor injuries.

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Man charged with murder over Tauranga woman's death

The woman was found injured at Huria Marae last night and later died.

Log truck tips over in Bay of Plenty causing traffic delays

Motorists are urged to avoid the area near Bethleham.


Man charged with murder over Opotiki woman's death

Police say their investigation is ongoing.

Lifeguards at the scene reported a paraglider slammed into the Mount.

Man who died in Mt Maunganui paragliding accident named

The 28-year-old hit the mountainside in a crash on Saturday.

Lifeguards at the scene reported a paraglider slammed into the Mount.

Paraglider dies after hitting rock at Mount Maunganui

Emergency services were notified of the crash at 3.25pm.

Dead sperm whale's jaw sawed off with chainsaw in 'disgusting' act of 'desecration' at Tauranga beach

The huge decomposing mammal was found on Papamoa Beach on Thursday afternoon by fishermen.

Man dead after serious head injury in Tauranga

Police are asking for any information from people in the area.

Video: The moment rolled truck flops onto its other side as Kaimais recovery bid goes awry

No one was injured and the driver of the truck managed to get out, but the trouble didn't end there.

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