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Watch: The whales were spotted close to Mt Maunganui, heading towards Pilot Bay.

Watch: Humpback whales spotted frolicking near Mt Maunganui

"It's strange to see humpbacks this time of year... it was pretty awesome."

Related video: A dog-friendly movie event lead a campaign to allow pets in public places.

'He's my best friend': Kiwi man finds sweet way to fund dog's life-changing surgery

"He's just not living the full life that he should be."

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Mother, 3yo daughter missing from Mount Maunganui

Police have concerns for their welfare.

Rafa was thrown against a wall.

'It prevented me from relaxing': SPCA prosecutes man who threw dog against wall

The defendant was sentenced on Monday morning at Tauranga District Court.

Cat-carrying can be controversial.

'Think twice' before carrying your cat in a backpack - expert

A photo of a cat being carried up Mt Maunganui in a clear backpack sparked debate online.

Letting the cat out of the bag?

Cat's in the bag: Kiwi woman spotted carrying feline friend in clear backpack

"I've never seen that before."

A man returns the stolen wheels to their owner.

Watch: Tauranga man films himself confronting thieves

What happens when you ask a thief to give your stuff back?

fire

Storage facility blaze in Mt Maunganui

There is a "significant amount of smoke in the area" police said.

Watch: Jacinda Ardern has a "strong message to everyone" as the measles outbreak spreads.

Measles spreads to Mt Maunganui

There are still cases of the highly infectious illness in Christchurch and Auckland.

Housing advocate and lawyer Shard Loibl.

Tauranga Council to be challenged in court over begging ban

"It's a breach of their human rights."

The Bay of Plenty scored very highly in the poll.

NZ's best beaches revealed

The Bay of Plenty scored very highly in the poll.

Tuesday's AM Show weather report.

Powerful 4-metre swells to hit East Coast

Even experienced surfers are being urged to stay out of the water.

"To do something so natural yet so impossible without that mat, it was a beautiful moment."

Mum calls on beaches to adopt Mt Maunganui's 'game-changer' disabled access mat

"To do something so natural yet so impossible without that mat, it was a beautiful moment."

Omanu Beach.

Man uses bike, car, kayak to run from police in wild chase

He forgot to steal a paddle, and had to be rescued by lifeguards.

The Jacksons are coming to New Zealand less than two years after fellow disco legends Boney M did

Disco legends set to play Mt Maunganui this summer

The Jacksons, Kool & the Gang, the Pointer Sisters and Village People are coming to the Bay of Plenty.

A woman was reunited with the police officer who saved her from drowning.

Woman's emotional reunion with cop who saved her life

Siniua got into trouble at Mt Maunganui - but four good Samaritans came to her aid.

What things are more likely to happen than winning the Lotto?

Lucky Mount Maunganui Lotto player wins $1 million

Powerball was not struck and has now rolled over to Wednesday night.

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.