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26 Nov 2015   
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Kiwi Regional Airlines tossing up Tauranga and Napier flights
After canning its Queenstown service Kiwi Regional Airlines is now tossing up flights to Napier or Tauranga. 
© 2015 7:35pm 

BOP black market shellfish ring busted
Fisheries officers have raided properties in Tauranga and Motiti Island, busting a blackmarket shellfish operation. 
© 2015 3news 3:15pm 

Properties raided over paua, kina black market
Fishery officers have raided properties in the Bay of Plenty after a 12-month investigation into the black market sale of paua and kina.They allege the operation was centred around Motiti Island, off Tauranga, where divers gathered... 
© 2015 NZ Herald 3:15pm 

Tiepa-Ranapia killed in 'revenge mission'
A young man, who died after being stabbed in Ohauiti last year, was killed during a "revenge mission", a jury in the High Court in Tauranga has been told.Hiakita Hori Eruera, his wife Hyacin Eruera, and their associate Paul William... 
© 2015 NZ Herald Tue 7:45pm 

Minister welcomes start of $102m transport project in Tauranga
Transport Minister Simon Bridges today welcomed news that work is set to start on the multi-million dollar Baypark to Bayfair roading project in Tauranga that will boost the Bay of Plenty’s economy and improve road safety. 
© 2015 Tue 12:25am 

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Greater clarity needed for housing transfer - CHA
The Government has listened to some of the concerns raised by Community Housing Aotearoa surrounding the process of transferring about 1500 Housing NZ homes in Invercargill and Tauranga to community housing providers. 
© 2015 Mon 4:05pm 

Community interest sought for state housing
The government is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations to take over state houses being sold in Invercargill and Tauranga. 
© 2015 RadioNZ Fri 2:25pm 

Marine scientists honoured for Rena work
Two marine scientists who fronted up to hundreds of worried Tauranga residents during the darkest days of the Rena disaster have been honoured with a major award by the New Zealand Association of Scientists.Waikato University's... 
© 2015 NZ Herald Fri 1:45pm 

EOI now open to Community Housing Providers
Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett are pleased to announce the Government is now taking Expressions of Interest from Community Housing Providers (CHPs) to transfer social housing in Invercargill and Tauranga. 
© 2015 Fri 12:25am 

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Orchestra and choirs combine for Messiah concert
It takes a lot of voices to handle the Messiah. Ninety voices of two combined choirs, augmented by an orchestra and four talented soloists, to be precise. They are joining forces for what promises to be three powerful pre-Christmas performances of Handel's 273-year-old work. Hamilton's Opus Orchestra is revisiting the much-loved work in collaboration with the Hamilton Civic Choir and the Rotorua District Choir for the concerts in Hamilton, Putaruru and Rotorua. They will be performed under the baton of Peter Walls - an internationally-recognised conductor and an expert in early music who is renowned for his ability to find something new in each performance of Messiah that he oversees. The English-language choral work is based on scriptural text and has been performed around the world for more than 250 years. Handel composed the giant work in three weeks, however it has undergone numerous revisions and re-orchestrations since its premiere performance in 1742, many by Handel himself. The soloists include soprano Madison Nonoa, who was the youngest semi-finalist and the Listener's Choice Winner in the prestigious 2014 Lexus Song Quest. She has also won the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Christchurch Aria this year, and awards at the NZ Aria competitions. In 2016, Madison will begin her term as a Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera. Kate Spence (alto) performs regularly in recital and on the concert platform, both in New Zealand and overseas. She has received numerous awards including placings in New Zealand's Mobil Song Quest and a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship to study in Austria. Tenor Filipe Manu won this year's Waikato University Aria Competition (2015), as well as the 2014 National Young Performer title. Chalium Poppy (bass) has performed extensively throughout Europe and North America, appearing alongside some of the world's finest orchestras before moving to New Zealand. Based in Tauranga, Poppy works as a soloist, conductor and music director, dividing his time between engagements in this country and overseas. Messiah will be performed at the Plaza Theatre in Putaruru on Friday, December 11 at 7.30pm; Founders Theatre in Hamilton the following night at 7pm; and at the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre in Rotorua at 2pm on Sunday, December 13. Full information and ticketing links can be found on the Opus Orchestra website. 
© 2015 5:55pm 

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