Tauranga & Bay of Plenty

Racheal has recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.

Fundraising effort underway to give Whakatane teen whose body turning into 'stone', a holiday

Racheal Steiner-Hooker,15, wants to make memories with her family before her body slows down even more.

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The blockage was likely caused by wet wipes and other un-flushable items.

Tauranga residents still advised not to swim in Pilot Bay following water quality concerns

The warning signs were put in place yesterday after a wastewater overflow.

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The snow was trucked in from Ruapehu as a promotion for the ski-field there.

Thick coating of snow on Tauranga beach - and right in the middle of summer

The snow was trucked in from Ruapehu as a promotion for the ski-field there.

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The 26-year-old man was arrested this morning following two Armed Offender Squad call outs.

Tauranga murder-accused named

The man is accused of killing 58-year-old Lance Wayne Waite with a firearm.

Man dies after being pulled from Lake Rotorua

Despite receiving CPR, the man died at the scene.

Fleeing driver allegedly rams two police cars in Tauranga

Two officers were reportedly hurt in the incident.

The affected area begins north of Hokianga Harbour and extends down to Pouto in Kaipara.

Lifting of shellfish biotoxin warnings mean NZ free of alerts

MPI say shellfish are now safe to eat for areas of Northland and Bay of Plenty.

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Torrential rain and gale force winds have hammered much of the North Island today.

Watch: Bay of Plenty residents face big clean up after being smashed by severe storm

Torrential rain and gale force winds have hammered much of the North Island today.

Watch: Teens slosh through flooded Tauranga beach-side reserve in howling winds

Beside a wild and blustery Tauranga coastline the park in Otumoetai is under a foot of water.

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Houses along Harbour Dr, Otumoetai, have been flooded by extreme sea conditions along the Tauranga coast.

Watch: Ocean surges over Tauranga sea wall, lapping at houses, as extreme winds buffet the coast

1 NEWS reporter Sam Kelway was in the thick of the wild weather and filmed Mother Nature's fury.

Emergency services at the scene in Rotorua where a tree fell on a car killing the occupant.

Tree falls on car in Rotorua, killing occupant

The incident happened on Arawa St, near Amohia St.

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The 26-year-old man was arrested this morning following two Armed Offender Squad call outs.

Man charged over death of man dropped off critically injured at Tauranga Hospital

A 26-year-old man set to appear in Tauranga District Court tomorrow.

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The Armed Offenders Squad are also onsite assisting with the enquiry.

AOS called to Tauranga warehouse as police talk to occupant by megaphone

A witness told 1 NEWS he was trapped inside his building while police were onsite.

Man dies after being dropped off at Tauranga Hospital with critical injuries

Police say they are working to establish how the man sustained the injuries.

To cut in or not cut in – that is the question.

Holiday traffic expected to cause headaches north of Auckland and in Waikato

Motorists are being reminded to stay patient and expect delays.

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Avi Holzapfel, DOC Hauraki operations manager, says it's been a huge reconstruction effort.

Watch: Extensive damage to Coromandel’s Pinnacles Walk after 2017 flooding revealed

March's Tasman Tempest saw 850mm of rain dumped onto the region over just three days.

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Multi-car crash causes delays in Tauranga

The crash occurred just past Gargan Road at 12.45pm.

Missing woman found safe and well after spending night unprepared in Kaimai Ranges

Sheree Tuahuru was reported missing after not returning on a walk to Ananui Falls.

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Fireworks ignited a large bush fire in the Coromandel holiday spot of Fletcher Bay.

'Completely reckless' - Firefighter condemns revellers who lit fireworks in tinder dry conditions

Fireworks ignited a large bush fire in the Coromandel holiday spot of Fletcher Bay.

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One dead in New Year's Day crash in Tauranga

Emergency services were called to the scene just after 2am today at Maungatapu.

A section of the Kaituna River, North Island (file picture).

Missing teen kayaker rescued after spending night tied to tree on riverbank

Police have praised the young man's actions after he decided to get out of the Kaituna River, near Rotorua, and wait for help.

Police emergency scene

Police searching for missing kayaker in river near Rotorua

The 17-year-old man was last seen downstream of the Okere Falls.

Mount Maunganui locals urging beachgoers to watch out for dotterel family making themselves at home on beach

A pair of dotterels are the proud parents of a newly hatched chick on Mount Maunganui beach.

Crash near Tauranga leaves one person critical

St John ambulance attended the crash on the Te Puke highway.

Crash in Tauranga leaves four injured

Two people were in a serious condition and two others were in a moderate condition.

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