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Stacey Roche celebrated her 40th birthday by climbing Mt Maunganui.

Woman with cerebral palsy climbs Mt Maunganui for 40th

"Everyone else goes up the Mount - why shouldn't I?"

Emergency services rushed to the scene at Mount Maunganui on Saturday afternoon.

Paragliding community 'reeling' after Mt Maunganui death

Four people have died in paragliding crashes over the last two summers.

Emergency services rushed to the scene on Saturday afternoon.

Killed paraglider was a local

A paraglider who died after hitting rock at Mt Maunganui on Saturday afternoon was a local pilot.

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Man threatens dairy staff with a bomb

He then made off with a pie.

A fire communications spokesman says a car crashed into a fence on Ocean Beach Rd.

Gas leak forces evacuations in Mt Maunganui

A car crashed into a fence on Ocean Beach Rd and the area is being cordoned off.

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Missing boy in Mount Maunganui found

Nine-year-old Sean Kuba has been found safe at home.

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Tauranga homes evacuated in ammonia leak

Businesses and homes are being evacuated in Mt Maunganui.

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Hilarious home-made bumper sticker wins merit

A lot of people are praising the very honest sign.

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Men accused of assaulting teens at Mt Maunganui

Police say the teens were assaulted on the beach.

Bruce Smith was a competitor in the Sand to Surf ocean race at Mt Maunganui (iStock)

Mt Maunganui drowning victim named

Police have named the swimmer who died at Mt Maunganui on Saturday as Bruce Smith, from Auckland.

The person was taking part in an ocean swim race in Mt Maunganui (Getty)

Person dies in Mt Maunganui 'water incident'

A person has died in a water-related incident in Mount Maunganui.

The wave ski was found between Rabbit Island and the beach off Marine Parade (supplied)

Search after wave ski found floating in Mount Maunganui

Search and rescue teams are conducting a precautionary search after a wave ski was found floating near Mount Maunganui.

New Year's Eve fireworks at Mt Maunganui (Tauranga City Council / Facebook)

Mt Maunganui New Year's event scrapped by Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council has voted it will no longer offer an organised New Year's event at Mt Maunganui's main beach.

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Body found on Mt Maunganui beach

Police have named the man whose body washed up on a beach in Mt Maunganui on Wednesday morning.

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Police hunt for man behind petrol drive-offs

Police are looking for a man and his car in relation to petrol drive-offs in Mount Maunganui and Rotorua earlier this month.

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Container incident claims life in Mt Maunganui

A person has died after being caught between a truck and container in Mt Maunganui at about midday today.

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Large shark spotted off Mt Maunganui

A large shark has been spotted off the popular Mt Maunganui swimming beach.

There is currently no flagged patrol at Mount Maunganui

Caution urged as big swells pummel North Island coast

A king tide combined with large swells have lifeguards on high alert in the Bay of Plenty.

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Drowned Mt Maunganui lifeguard loved the water

A 17-year-old who drowned near Mt Maunganui in the weekend shared a love for the water with his family.

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Search efforts resume for teen swept out to sea

Police have confirmed the body of a teenager found in the water of Mt Maunganui was 17-year-old lifeguard and Mt Maunganui local Hamish Rieger.