Top five stories for Wednesday, August 13

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3-year-old Ezra Tapp
3-year-old Ezra Tapp

1. Woman dies after fall from building

A 52-year-old woman died today after she feel from a multi-storey building on Devonport Rd.

2. Mother's tribute to drowned Waihi toddler

Three-year-old Ezra Tapp was found dead in a river 200 metres from his home last night. His mother has posted a tribute to her son.

3. Candidates barred from DHB venue

Stiff election rules almost prevented candidates from speaking at a meeting, held on District Health Board property, about family violence and child abuse.

4. Toxic spray like 'napalm': Mitchell

Tauranga councillor Clayton Mitchell has been accused of being emotive after saying city sand dunes were being napalmed with toxic sprays.

5. Western Bay woman shot in PNG

A Western Bay woman shot in Papua New Guinea during a gun battle was last night in an Australian hospital recovering from surgery to remove the bullet.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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