John is a senior reporter at the Bay of Plenty Times
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Church to revisit wrongs inflicted on Tauranga Maori
Anglicans are set to debate their role in a little-known chapter of Tauranga's history.
Drug raid accused refuses to enter prison video booth
A further 20 arrests from the Kawerau police raids have been remanded in Tauranga Court.
More accused deny charges stemming from police raids
A fresh round of court appearances followed Eastern Bay police raids on March 27.
Couple bitter that unsafe Bella Vista house got council sign-off
Bella Vista collapse victims point finger at council building inspection processes.
Home owners' heartbreak: 21 new builds declared dangerous
The news was all bad for the owners of 21 homes in the former Bella Vista development.
Teacher gives road design lesson at SH2 intersection
A teacher has demanded answers to Omokoroa's ''disgraceful'' intersection.
High avocado prices predicted to drop with big crop
The avocado industry is booming, with a two-year waiting list for nursery orchard trees.
Chinese wall: Tauranga councillor tried to delete meeting record
Council meeting minutes criticising China have stirred up strong feelings.
Retailers blame beggars for sales slump: 'People feel unsafe'
Retailers on Bethlehem's main shopping strip say beggars intimidating customers.
Trustpower threatens legal challenge on TECT cheques
Trustpower CEO Vince Hawksworth has put the case to keep TECT cheques.
Feelings running deep on TECT proposal to ditch customer rebates
A huge community debate is shaping up about the future of Tauranga's TECT cheques.
Protesters at Matakana accused of 'taking law into own hands'
Debris piled up at the end of Panepane Wharf has alarmed a harbour cruise operator.
Woman labelled a hero after trying to save flood-hit businesses
Flash flooding inundated low-lying parts of Tauranga with dozens of call outs.