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The notorious Vega Auriga docked at the Port of Tauranga yesterday. Photo / George Novak
The notorious Vega Auriga docked at the Port of Tauranga yesterday. Photo / George Novak

1. Controversial ship in Tauranga port

A ship banned from Australian ports is not allowed to leave the Port of Tauranga until 11 problems have been fixed.

2. Mana, Internet attack Collins

Former Justice Minister Judith Collins came under attack from the leaders of both the Mana and Internet parties when they brought their roadshow to Tauranga yesterday.

Kim Dotcom drew a full house when he arrived in Tauranga for the Internet Mana Party roadshow yesterday. Photo / George Novak
Kim Dotcom drew a full house when he arrived in Tauranga for the Internet Mana Party roadshow yesterday. Photo / George Novak

3. Roaring crowd greets Dotcom roadshow

Internet Mana Party backer Kim Dotcom drew a crowd of about 150 when the party's roadshow arrived in Tauranga yesterday.

4. Boisterous tui 'drunk' on tree's nectar

Tipsy tui have become a boisterous source of delight for Te Puna residents.

5. Revellers celebrate launch of Rudd solo album

About 150 partygoers converged on the Harbour Bridge restaurant of AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, Phil's Place, on Friday night to celebrate the launch of his 11-track solo album, Head Job.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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