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Swimmers were ordered out of the water after two sharks were sighted at Papamoa Beach, Tauranga.

Tauranga beach cleared after two sharks spotted

Swimmers were ordered to get out of the water immediately.

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Woman killed at Tauranga marae named

She suffered neck injuries during the alleged murder.

Phosphate from mines like this in Morocco are New Zealand's main source.

Illegal phosphate shipment imported by NZ companies to be sold

Ballance Agri-nutrients had been importing the rock from a disputed area in Western Sahara.


Man charged with murder after Tauranga marae death

A woman died from neck injuries, police say.

Rescue helicopter in Mount Maunganui

Paraglider dies after hitting rock at Mount Maunganui

Emergency services were alerted to the incident just before 3:30pm on Saturday.

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Wet weekend forecast across New Zealand

It's time to batten down the hatches and get out the hot chocolate.

Cordons are in place after the body was discovered on Papamoa Beach.

Body found on Tauranga beach

Cordons are in place after the body was discovered on Papamoa Beach.

CARTERTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 07:  Police stand guard at the cordon near the accident site on January 7, 2012 in Carterton, New Zealand. Emergency services attended a hot air balloon crash that has killed 11 people in the early hours of Saturday near the Wairarapa plains town of Carterton. The balloon burst into flames and crashed killing all aboard.  (Photo by Marty Melville/Getty Images)

SH2 near Katikati closed after serious crash

Three people have been taken to hospital.


NZ's new most unaffordable city revealed

An international survey paints a bleak picture of our property market.

One person has died at the scene of an accident between two vehicles in Whakamarama in the western Bay of Plenty.

Person dead after Whakamarama crash

Three others have been transported to Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries.


Man with 'DEVAST8' tattoo has a new job

A passing motorist snapped a photo of him in uniform at a road works site.


Snow time like summer for wintry fun

It might be January, but Tauranga's about to get a dumping of snow.

Robotics Plus is a start-up that designs machines to help fruit growers facing a labour shortage.

Fruit growers turn to robots to solve labour shortage

Start-up Robotics Plus makes machines that can pack apples and pollinate kiwifruit orchards.

Police were responding to a domestic incident when the fleeing driver hit the two vehicles.

Cop cars hit by fleeing driver

A man being pursued by police crashed into two police cars.

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Correction in relation to death in Tauranga

An article published by Newshub on January 4 incorrectly stated that police had raided a wrecking yard in Tauranga in relation to an alleged murder.

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Tauranga murder-accused enters no plea

The 26yo is charged with the murder of a man who was dropped off at Tauranga Hospital.


Court for murder-accused after dying man dumped at hospital

A 26-year-old man has been accused of murder after a man was dumped outside Tauranga Hospital.


Murder charge after injured man dumped at hospital

He died shortly after being found at Tauranga Hospital.

Sheree Tuahuru has been found safe and well.

Woman reported missing in Kaimais found

The 35-year-old was found safe and well by search and rescue.

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2018's road toll gets off the mark

The first death on New Zealand's roads for 2018 happened in Maungatapu, Tauranga.