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Monday 5 July 2010

Tauriko Shopping Centre Moves Forward
A revised plan for a multi million dollar shopping complex at Tauriko Crossing is back on the drawing boards, after the economic downturn put the project on hold. Leasing will start early next year, before the expected start date in two thousand and twelve. When completed the complex will be on two levels, with an open air component. It will cost around one hundred million dollars.

Pilot Bay Boat Ramp Upgrade Complete
Pilot BayThe Pilot Bay boat ramp is in use again after being closed for a few weeks. The one hundred thousand dollar upgrade means it will be more useable on all tides. And staying with the water, the Paralytic shellfish warning remains in place along the coastline, from Waihi Beach to Whakatane. The shellfish toxins still remain high. The ban has been in place since December.

Funding Boost for Rescue Chopper
The Tect Rescue helicopterThe Tect Rescue helicopter received a funding boost on Friday, when a cheque for sixty thousand dollars was present by local MP Simon Bridges. This is part of a national party initiative to put more money into the ambulance service. And this week it’s the ‘friends’ of the Tect rescue helicopter appeal. Pilot Liam Brettkelly says they transport around one hundred and thirty people a year and this fundraising week is very important to the operation.

Satara Predicts Earnings Drop
Locally based Satara co-operative is forecasting a significant drop in earnings this year compared with two thousand and nine. The Kiwifruit and avocado co-operative says this is partly due to a lower crop yield.

 

Local Chef Back on Box
Tiramisu - Archive photoA Tauranga Italian cook, is back on the Good Morning show today. Virginia Lovine-Turner, who first appeared in April, will tempt the nation with a traditional Italian Tiramisu dish. Virginia is using an old family recipe, adding in her own personal flair.

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