Top five stories for Wednesday, July 6

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Wayne Hunter
Wayne Hunter

1. Watching the would-be carnage on the Kaimais

Bay of Plenty Times reporter Sandra Conchie got a first-hand look at some of the bad driver behaviour on display on SH29 over the Kaimai Range where three people have lost their lives this year.

2. House-sitting trend could bring jobs

Retirees, first-time home buyers and Kiwis returning from overseas are among those joining a growing house-sitting trend in Tauranga.

3. Tauranga candidates' signs breach bylaw

Eight election hoardings have been removed from various locations in Tauranga after they were found to be in breach of city rules.

4. Tauranga Amazing Race mum celebrates debut

Amazing Race contestant Hereni Fulton, 44, was surrounded by her closest friends last night in her central Tauranga home to watch the first episode of the show which aired at 8.45pm.

5. Films made to help boaties cross dangerous bars

Five short films have been created to help boaties identify dangerous bars while at sea, and how to cross them safely.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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