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A reader sent this picture in of snow on the Kaimai Range. The picture was taken from Selwyn St, Tauranga.
A reader sent this picture in of snow on the Kaimai Range. The picture was taken from Selwyn St, Tauranga.

An AC/DC rock star, snow, major Lotto win and busy restaurants all feature in today's Top Five at Five.


1 - Move over Mount, meet Tauranga's hottest suburb

The Avenues, known as Tauranga's Golden Triangle, remains a sought-after area despite the city's rapid expansion. Tauranga real estate experts share their thoughts on why.

2 - $1.5m Lotto win 'won't change who I am'

The Bay of Plenty winner of a $1.5m Lotto win says she woke in the middle of the night with a sudden feeling to check her ticket on the Lotto website.

3 - Snow on the Kaimai Range as winter bites in Bay

Snow has fallen on the Kaimai Range, confirming for many Western Bay residents that this morning was one of the coldest of the year so far.

4 - Boom time on The Strand

Business is booming on The Strand as new eateries are breathing new life into the area, including Lone Star which has been full most nights since it re-opened on The Strand after a stint on Devonport Rd.

5 - AC/DC drummer to release solo album

Tauranga-based AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is about to release his first solo album. The album, titled Head Job, is expected to be released on August 29, 2014.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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