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Lifeguards Jackson Edwards (left) and Steven Gregory patroling at Tay St Beach.
Lifeguards Jackson Edwards (left) and Steven Gregory patroling at Tay St Beach.

1. Police launch full investigation into Horan

Police have launched a full investigation into allegations that independent MP Brendan Horan took money from his late mother's accounts.

Brendan Horan
Brendan Horan

2. Pontoon piles found at sea after storm

3. Passenger could not save driver at Katikati

A Whakatane man died after becoming unconscious while driving despite the efforts of his passenger who performed CPR on him.

4. Average rent close to $300pw

Rents are on the rise in the Western Bay of Plenty hitting tenants in the pocket, but providing relief for landlords faced with trying to cover their increasing costs.

Anna and her daughter Shykia are struggling to find a house to rent.
Anna and her daughter Shykia are struggling to find a house to rent.

5. More lifeguards likely for popular beach

Swimming between the flags looks set to be introduced next summer into Mount Maunganui's popular Tay St Beach.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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