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1. $140k after woman struck by forklift

Three companies have been fined a total of almost $120,000 dollars and ordered to pay combined reparation of $20,000 after a woman was struck by a reversing forklift at a kiwifruit pack house at Mount Maunganui.


2. Heavy rain heads for Bay

Heavy rain was forecast for the Bay of Plenty later today, with a severe weather warning issued by Bay of Plenty Civil Defence.

3. Cunliffe shoots down fast-track plan

Labour leader David Cunliffe says Housing Accords will not solve the problem of Tauranga being the second most unaffordable place to live in New Zealand.

4. Fighting on against cancer

David Griffin has been through more challenges than most. He was 38 when he was first diagnosed with cancer and 12 years later he is continuing his fight with the disease.

5. 'I want to get them out of my life'

"I want to get these two out of my life, totally gone."
These were the recorded words of a man accused of attempting to procure an undercover cop to murder his parents.

Alan Francis Barlow
Alan Francis Barlow

- Bay of Plenty Times

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