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Friday 23 April 2010

Taxi Driver Assaulted
There's no immediate relief in sight for Tauranga taxi drivers. On Wednesday night another local driver was assaulted - the fifth in as many weeks. A 60 year old's been arrested and charged with that assault. Tauranga Taxis' manager Bruce Rainey says it looks unlikely cameras in cars will become law until mid next year.

 

More Young People Attend ANZAC Day
Tauranga's RSA is pleased to see more and more young people getting involved in ANZAC day. It's holding three services this Sunday, the first, at 6am will be at the RSA Cenotaph in Greerton and the main civic service will be held at Memorial Park at 9am. RSA manager Graham Howard says every year, the services are well attended and more and more young people turn up. There's also a 6am dawn service at Mount Maunganui's Cenotaph.

MP Fights Library Book Charges
A Green MP fighting against proposed charges to Tauranga library books says he has a plan to stop it. The city council wants to charge for every adult library book lent out. Gareth Hughes says he now wants to use the Local Government Act shakeup later this year, to outlaw library book charges.

 

Bottle Attack on Police Ten Seven
There's been another nationwide appeal to help solve the case of the Papamoa bottle attack. Nearly a fortnight ago, a 65 year old woman was left with severe facial injuries after a bottle was thrown at her face. The case featured on TV 2's Police Ten Seven programme last night, as police appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

 

Last Chance to Have Your Say
Today's the final day for Tauranga residents to have their say about the future of the city. It's the last day of consultation for the council's draft annual plan. A council spokeswoman says already there's been a fair bit of interest, with nearly 700 submissions made.

 

Tertiary Institute Students to Graduate
It's graduation day tomorrow for more than 100 Bethlehem Tertiary Institute graduands. Executive Dean Doctor Amy Edwards says former teaching and counseling students will all graduate tomorrow. Doctor Edwards says during the ceremony, she'll also find out how many of those former students have already found work this year.

 

Mount College to Host Train Victim's Funeral
Mount Maunganui College will be hosting KumikoGoodhall's funeral next Monday. The 55 year old was killed on Tuesday when her bike collided with a train opposite Bayfair Shopping Centre. Kumiko Goodhall was well known in the local community, having worked as a Japanese student counselor at Mount Maunganui College. At the request of family members, the college has agreed to host Mrs Goodhall's funeral on Monday. The college says it's doing what it can to help the family.

Posted: Fri 23 Apr 2010

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