Top five stories for Wednesday, June 25

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Chiefs Hooker Nathan Harris.
Chiefs Hooker Nathan Harris.

1. SH36 closure to continue tomorrow

State Highway 36 at Mangorewa Gorge will be closed from 9am to 4pm again tomorrow after wet weather delayed safety works in the area.

2. $1.3m legacy of secret decision

A secret decision to spend $1.3 million on an urgent computer system upgrade took place just five days before nearly all the Tauranga City Council was kicked out by voters last year.

3. Rugby: Happy hooker is 'living the dream'

Nathan Harris is growing accustomed to wearing different hats. In the last fortnight he has mixed with his Te Puke Sports teammates, been named as one of only two hookers in the 2014 Bay of Plenty Steamers squad and returned to the Chiefs for the Super 15 run home after spending time with the All Blacks.

4. Council heads for $2m rates surplus

The Tauranga City Council is heading towards a rates surplus of $1.5 million-$2 million by the end of this month.

5. Wet week ahead for the Bay

The Bay of Plenty is set for rain for the next 10 days, according to the latest MetService 10 day forecast.

- BAY OF PLENTY TIMES

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