Tauranga & Bay of Plenty

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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.

Missing man Nigel Peterson

'He's completely disappeared' - Rotorua man with head injury missing since Friday

The family of Nigel Peterson is getting increasingly worried.

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In a world-first, the Bay Oval has been fitted with new LED lights as part of a million-dollar renovation.

Watch: Tauranga’s Bay Oval cricket ground lights up the night with new LED lights

The new lights as part of a million-dollar renovation to the cricket ground.

Man dies in car crash near Tauranga

Three other people were injured.

Don Henry Turei Junior died on 26 November in a crash at Te Kaha. The burnt out vehicle was found near the banks of the Raukokore River not far from where Mr Turei died.

Third arrest over death of Tribesman killed on Bay of Plenty road

Don Henry Turei Junior died in a crash near Te Kaha last November.

The stress of dealing with Edgecumbe's flooding and upset residents was clear to see on Tony Bonne's face.

Whakatane District Council votes in favour of Maori wards

Mayor Tony Bonne said it fostered relationships with Maori.

Person critically injured in Tokoroa house fire

Emergency services rescued the person from the bedroom of the house.

Watch: Bone rattling mass haka shakes the earth, as whole school honours leavers at Tauranga Boys' College

An unforgettable moment for the Year 13 leavers as they embark on their next journey.

Police car thief arrested in Murupara

The teen had been arrested and was handcuffed when the police car was allegedly stolen in October.

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Assistant Commissioner Investigations Richard Chambers says it's the biggest cocaine seizure our country has ever seen.

Video: $20 million Tauranga cocaine bust - a close up look at the ship where the drugs entered NZ

Police say a syndicate approached the vessel under the cover of darkness, retrieving the cocaine.

Hundreds of Bay of Plenty residents feel 4.7 magnitude quake

The quake occurred 20 kilometres north-east of White Island around 8.30pm tonight.

A woman fell down a sinkhole in Tauranga after the lid was damaged by a car.

Woman rescued after falling two metres down Tauranga sink hole

She managed to hold on for a short time before slipping.

Police car

One dead, two injured in two car crash in Lower Kaimai

Police were called to the scene on State Highway 29, Lower Kaimai just before 11pm yesterday.

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Two people needed treatment after the leak at Affco's Rangiuru freezing works.

Ammonia leak causes staff to be evacuated from Affco freezing works near Te Puke

Two people have breathed in a poisonous gas and are in a stable condition.

Helicopter joins search for stolen police car in Bay of Plenty

Police say their car was taken in Murupara tonight.

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Police, WorkSafe and a hearse attend the site where a truck and trailer unit rolled while emptying gravel in the quarry.

Truck driver dies in workplace accident at Tauranga Quarry

Police say the truck and trailer unit rolled while emptying gravel in the quarry.

Police are searching for the two men in the image.

Do you know these men? Staff left traumatised after alleged aggravated robbery in Tauranga

Police say two men are believed to be in possession of a firearm.

'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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The weeklong event in Kawerau attracts thousands who watch in awe at wood chopping and carving races.

Woodfest competitor's show off impressive forestry skills during annual event

Kawerau's rich history in forestry has been celebrated during the week long event.

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Ngai Taiwhakaea has come to a deal with the club to right what it calls a historical wrong.

Whakatane Golf Club to sell confiscated land back to local Maori

Ngai Taiwhakaea has come to a deal with the club to right what it calls a historical wrong.

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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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Seven Sharp’s Michael Holland travelled to Awakeri where a farmer wants to buy the hall.

Locals fight to save quintessential provincial community war memorial hall in Bay of Plenty

Seven Sharp’s Michael Holland travelled to Awakeri where a farmer wants to buy the hall.

Watch: The brilliant moment a Whakatane cop escorts a mother duck and ducklings across road in front of stunned learner driver

It's the cutest thing driving instructor Marylou Bruys has seen in her 17 years on the job.

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Watch highlights from the second day of the Anchor AIMS Games in Tauranga.

All Whites warm-ups, gymnastics and plenty of action from football and performance groups

Watch highlights from the second day of the Anchor AIMS Games in Tauranga.

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