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'Bring our Sky home' - stepmother of missing Bay of Plenty girl, 16, pleas for her safe return

Sky Taylor-Eynon, from Katikati, has not been seen since Wednesday.

Fears for Bay of Plenty teenage girl who's been missing for five days

Sky Taylor-Eynon, 16, has not been seen since Wednesday night. She has the mental age of an eight-year-old.

One person in serious condition following Bay of Plenty crash

Only one vehicle was involved in the crash at Whakamarama.

Police investigating after suspicious approach made on girl, 13, in Rotorua

The incident happened in the city on Monday morning.

Police investigating suspicious approach to 13-year-old girl in Rotorua

The girl was uninjured during the incident but understandably shaken.

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The city council spent $2.5 million to turn a carpark into a new urban space.

Mount Maunganui's new 'urban space' not received well by locals

"It's not very green. It's just a lot of space gone to a lot of waste," was how one young couple described it.

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The accident happened at the intersection with Oturoa Road just before 2pm.

Four people injured in crash involving car and truck near Rotorua

The accident happened on State Highway 5 just before 2pm.

Gas leak forces evacuations in Tauranga

A digger was said to be the cause of the incident, hitting a gas main on The Strand.

Cyclist, 69, dies from injuries days after Bay of Plenty crash

The crash occurred at a beach car park in Ohope Saturday afternoon.

Second woman charged after assaulting 92-year-old woman in Northland home invasion

Two women had approached the elderly woman's Kawakawa property to ask her for fuel when they assaulted her last Wednesday.

Matakana Island and entrance to harbor from Mount Maunganui. New Zealand

Pair charged with assaulting man who died on Matakana Island on New Year's Day

Police say the investigation into Freedon Taikato's death in Bay of Plenty is continuing.

Tauranga residents urged to save water as summer sees high demand

The council warns a sprinkler ban will be put in place if the high usage continues.

Man charged over aggravated robbery of Rotorua BP service station

Police say a firearm used in the robbery has not been recovered and inquiries are continuing.

Matakana Island and entrance to harbor from Mount Maunganui. New Zealand

Police now investigating Matakana Island 'sudden death' case as a homicide

They are urging anyone who was present at a temporary camping ground on the island on New Year's Eve to contact investigators.

Police attend 'sudden death' on Matakana Island in Bay of Plenty

The emergency services' response included a helicopter flown to the island this afternoon.

Police investigating after teenager, 16, stabbed in Bay of Plenty on Christmas Day

He received moderate injuries after being assaulted in Whakātane around midnight

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A new fruit packing robot can identify and pack 120 apples a minute.

Bay of Plenty tech start-up looking to revolutionise the fruit industry

Robotics Plus has received international acclaim with big plans to shake up the industry with robots.

glass background blurred city lights christmas new year

Brace for heavy rain, strong winds, possibility of flooding in many parts of the North Island today and Christmas Day

The top of the country is expected to be the worst affected area, MetService warns.

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand - January 18 2015: Visitors walk along the esplanade in Mount Maunganui. Mount Maunganui is a very popular travel destination in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Track on Mount Maunganui closed due to slips, debris caused by bad weather

The Mauao base track is "not possible to walk" after heavy rain lashed the region.

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Noel Peterson has had the burden of sharing his day with the festive season 99 times - friends and family made No.100 count.

Tauranga veteran set to turn 100 on Christmas surprised with early birthday party

Great-great-grandfather Noel Peterson got a surprise birthday party to help ring in the milestone.

Bay of Plenty iwi Ngāti Rangitihi signs $4 million redress settlement

Settlement is for loss of much of Ngāti Rangitihi's traditional land when Tarawera erupted in 1886.

Two motorists killed, hours apart, as dangerous holiday period begins

The one-vehicle crashes occurred near Christchurch and Tauranga.

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Resident Sarsha Tyrell says the council's offer to buy the homes for what the owners paid is not fair and just.

Tauranga City Council makes decision on Bella Vista homes

"We want to resolve this issue properly," says Tauranga Mayor Greg Brownless.

Man charged over 17-year-old female's death in Te Puke

The man, 18, has been charged with manslaughter, kidnapping and assault over the July death.

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