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House Fire on Waihi Rd
House Fire on Waihi Rd

1. House fire on Waihi Rd

Smoke poured from a house on Waihi Rd tonight.

2. Patrols stepped up after boy followed

Police will step up patrols in Greerton after a 9-year-old boy says he was followed home by a strange man "with scary eyes".

3. Warning of roundabout risks

A dangerous new driving habit has emerged at one of the city's busiest roundabouts - and police say it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured.

4. Wreck removal agreement 'a sham', tribunal told

A lawer for Motiti Island iwi has described the original wreck recovery agreement signed between the Crown and Rena's owner and insurers "as a sham".

Lawyer Tom Bennion speaking on behalf of Ngai te Hapu.
Lawyer Tom Bennion speaking on behalf of Ngai te Hapu.

5. SH36 reopens to Tauranga-Rotorua traffic

Both lanes of State Highway 36 at Mangorewa Gorge are now open.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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