Top five stories for Monday, May 26

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Zion Nicholas and Kaha Takuira-Mita were away filming the latest series of Camp Orange at Sea World on the Gold Coast in Australia from March 16 to 22. PHOTO/GEORGE NOVAK
Zion Nicholas and Kaha Takuira-Mita were away filming the latest series of Camp Orange at Sea World on the Gold Coast in Australia from March 16 to 22. PHOTO/GEORGE NOVAK

1. Associate's name used to secure surgery

A Brookfield man who impersonated an associate so he could receive free urgent surgery at Tauranga Hospital for his "plumbing" problems could have put his life at risk, health officials say.

Harpreet Singh admitted a hospital-related fraud charge in Tauranga District Court yesterday. PHOTO/JOHN BORREN
Harpreet Singh admitted a hospital-related fraud charge in Tauranga District Court yesterday. PHOTO/JOHN BORREN

2. Survivors of killer crash finally home

Phoenix Ruddell keeps himself occupied with cartoons and smartphone apps while his little sister Faith works on her colouring-in book.

Father Matt Ruddell says he's creating a memory box for Faith and Phoenix to help them understand what happened to their mother. Photo / Alan Gibson
Father Matt Ruddell says he's creating a memory box for Faith and Phoenix to help them understand what happened to their mother. Photo / Alan Gibson

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Students not daunted by hefty tertiary fees

It can take between four and 13 years of full-time work to pay off a student loan - just for course fees.

4. Tauranga Club has come a long way in 120 years

The Tauranga Club celebrated its 120 year anniversary on Saturday night.

5. Kids bring Kiwi flavour to Oz show

Te Puke cousins Kaharoa (or Kaha) Takuira-Mita and Zion Nicholas will feature on a Nickelodeon reality TV show starting next month after beating thousands of hopefuls for a spot on it.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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