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Acacia Landscapes and Pool Construction boss Paul Fuller has been desperately seeking an experienced construction leading hand/foreman for more than two weeks. Photo / John Borren
Acacia Landscapes and Pool Construction boss Paul Fuller has been desperately seeking an experienced construction leading hand/foreman for more than two weeks. Photo / John Borren

1. Job vacancies soaring in Bay

The Bay of Plenty has seen a 13 per cent increase in job listings in the year to July, according to Seek NZ data.

2. Man dead after workplace accident

A man has died after an incident at ISO Mount Maunganui, Port of Tauranga corporate services manager Sara Luman has confirmed.

3. Katikati student scoops youth spirit award

Rikayla Richardson from Katikati College has been named as the winner of the Trustpower Western Bay of Plenty Youth Spirit Community Award.

4. Quake sends family scrambling

Nigel Weekes and his wife Allyson each grabbed a child and ran for cover when the 6.0 magnitude Napa earthquake struck.

5. Globetrotter appreciates the freedom and choices of home

Pilot Jason Johnson has handled two engine failures and lived in Vancouver, Bahrain, Doha and Qatar during his flying career but it all started in Tauranga when he was 15.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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