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Rena owners fund $35,000 'virtual buoy'
The owners of the MV Rena have agreed to fund a $35,000 virtual buoy system in Tauranga Harbour to help prevent a repeat of the 2011 disaster. 
© 2014 RadioNZ 8:25am 

Tauranga 'cat whisperer' saves kitten trapped in car
A kitten stuck inside a car's dashboard has been saved and returned to its grateful owners thanks to the efforts of Tauranga firefighters.Firefighters got a call to help rescue the tiny feline at 11.45pm at the Greerton McDonald's... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Fri 12:05am 

Damning report into Rena grounding
The Rena bridge crew failed to stick to navigation and watchkeeping standards for at least six voyages leading to the container ship's grounding off the Tauranga coast in 2011. 
© 2014 Stuff.co.nz Thu 5:26pm 

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Two men due in court over Tauranga teen's death
Two men are due to appear in court today charged with murder following the death of a 19-year-old man in Tauranga last month.Takena Tiepa-Ranapia was discovered dead outside a house in Mansfield St early on November 30.Two Tauranga... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Tue 12:05am 

10 ill from contaminated council building
The Tauranga City Council estimates 10 staff have become ill as a result of toxic mould found in parts of the council building, forcing the evacuation of 205 workers. 
© 2014 RadioNZ Mon 4:35pm 

Trustpower committed to Australian renewables projects
Tauranga based electricity company Trustpower says it remains committed to its renewable energy projects in Australia, in spite of the uncertainty created by the review of the Renewable Energy Targets policy by the federal government 
© 2014 sharechat.co.nz Mon 3:25pm 

Body recovered from McLaren Falls
Police have recovered the body of a 25-year-old man who drowned at McLaren Falls, near Tauranga, yesterday evening. 
© 2014 RadioNZ Sun 7:05am 

Swimmer, climber die in pre-Christmas tragedies
An Auckland man who drowned while having a swim yesterday was remembered as being a "very happy and jolly guy" by his heartbroken friend last night.Muhammad Jawad, 24, died after stopping at the popular McLaren Falls, near Tauranga,... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Sun 5:44am 


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Call for all ships to have hi-tech navigation
Iwi and Tauranga businesses say a report into the grounding of the Rena should be making tough recommendations to force ships plying the New Zealand coastline to install hi-tech navigational systems. 
© 2014 RadioNZ Fri 6:45pm 

Tauranga companies fined $75k for water pollution
Two Tauranga development companies have been fined $75,000 in Tauranga District Court for six offences of discharging sediment-contaminated water from the Tauriko Business Estate into Kopurererua Stream.Bay of Plenty Regional Council... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Thu 6:15pm 

Bali accused's family appoint lawyer
New Zealander Antony de Malmanche, held on suspicion of drug-smuggling in Bali, has a prominent Tauranga lawyer to represent him. 
© 2014 RadioNZ Thu 1:34pm 

Toxic mould health worries
About 10 people have come forward with health concerns and 229 people have been evacuated from their offices since Tauranga City Council confirmed about 30 per cent of its building had tested positive for toxic black mould.Almost... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Tue 3:34pm 

Pair charged with Tauranga man's murder
Two men will appear in the Tauranga District Court today charged with the murder of Tauranga man Takena Tiepa-Ranapia. 
© 2014 Stuff.co.nz Tue 9:35am 

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Tauranga office mould problem spreads
More than 200 staff have now been evacuated from Tauranga City Council's main building because of mould and bacteria contamination. 
© 2014 RadioNZ Mon 11:55am 

Swimming tragedy: Body recovered
The body of a man who drowned at McLaren Falls in the Bay of Plenty yesterday has been recovered.The Police National Dive Squad recovered Muhammad Jawad's body yesterday evening, with the assistance of the Tauranga Urban Search... 
© 2014 NZ Herald Sun 1:04pm 

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