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During past 18 months, people are "more stressed around the potential Covid situation"
Gregg Shaw shares his incredible story of survival.
It's a sight very few people have seen - until now.
The issue has sparked clear divide among councillors.
"We really are talking to the dog owners of Mount Maunganui."
'Bringing the two waka together so we are paddling together in the same direction.'
Witnesses rushed to nearby shops to get goggles and dive equipment.
The news was announced on the school's Facebook page.
The meth bust was 1kg away from becoming New Zealand's largest drug importation raid.
Malachi was found with injuries at a Te Puna property and died 12 days later.
"The school is now closed for logistical reasons."
Simon Bridges says leadership contest are always close, will take it to the vote.
'I made the decision not to re-stand after having a whole lot of abuse'.
Concerns raised at a "silent majority" of the community not having their say.
The mayor is still considering whether to sign a letter calling for a meeting with the PM.
The reopening comes on the cusp of summer, tourism providers hope for eased restrictions.
"Failures test us but it's learning from them."
High housing demand and local demographics 'have really thrown a curveball to us'.
The city's future election could look very interesting indeed, going by some suggestions.
'It's ... adaptation. We know climate change is coming,' say marae leaders.
It's hoped switching the region's bus fleet to electric and/or hydrogen power will help.
Concern at the proposed Three Waters reform swells in Tauranga.
OPINION: It seemed it was only thanks to thousands of volunteers the beaches were saved.
The man allegedly refused to wear a mask or leave the mall, prompting police intervention.
Tauranga City Council's commissioners have pleaded to the Government for help.
Changes are coming for use of the gas at the Port of Tauranga but locals aren't impressed.
City leaders warned this lockdown will have a compounding effect on infrastructure plans.