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The remains of a laptop computer thought to be the cause of last night's fire on Waihi Rd.
The remains of a laptop computer thought to be the cause of last night's fire on Waihi Rd.

1. $100m flyover for clogged Bayfair roundabout

A multi-million dollar flyover is being planned for one of the city's busiest intersections on Girven Rd to curb traffic congestion and prevent crashes.

Bayfair Roundabout Mount Maunganui.
Bayfair Roundabout Mount Maunganui.

2. Bay teacher wins national award

A national teaching prize worth $20,000 has been presented to a Tauranga teacher who produces video lessons for his students.

3. Crown lawyer tells of Rena fears

A crown lawyer has told the Waitangi Tribunal that the Crown entered into a $10.4 million agreement with Rena's owners because it feared they would walk away from the negotiating table.

4. Computers blamed for fire that destroyed house

Over-heated laptops are believed to be behind a fire which destroyed a Tauranga home last night.

5. Greerton house fire adds to investigations

Fire ripped through a Greerton home overnight, just hours after a Waihi Rd home was extensively damaged by fire yesterday.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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