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Friday 9 April 2010

Leaky Home Problem ‘Likely to Worsen’
A leaky home lawyer says the problem in the Bay of Plenty is only likely to get worse over time. Paul Grimshaw, who recently won a Court of Appeal case against the North Shore City Council over the issue, has just opened an office at Mount Maunganui. He says sadly, his client base around the country is growing.

 

Tauranga a Top Lifestyle Choice
Tauranga MP Simon Bridges wants to attract even more residents to the city. He was one of three key leaders to give his State of the City speech at yesterday's Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Mr Bridges says Tauranga is already a leader for lifestyle choice. He says the city will continue to grow with new business opportunities and higher incomes.

College to Hold Memorial Sevice
Otumoetai College is planning to holding a memorial service later this month to remember student Samantha Mouat. The 15 year old was farewelled yesterday at Baypark Speedway. She was killed a week ago when she crashed her mini stock into a wall at a Northland track. Her former Otumoetai College principal, Dave Randell was one of many to speak at the funeral. Mr Randell said the college is planning an open memorial on the 21st of April when the school goes back. Pictured: Dave Randell

Bus Drivers Stop Work Meeting
A number of Tauranga bus drivers won't be behind the wheel this morning. Union members who work for Go Bus have rejected a 5.1 percent pay rise and have called a stop work meeting. The meeting should wrap up at 8 this morning. Go Bus managing director Calum Haslop says he's extremely disappointed but says all scheduled services will run as normal.

Top Rookie Lifeguard Named
A Papamoa surfer just missed out on being named the region's Top Rookie Lifeguard yesterday. The event was held at Papamoa Beach. Daniel Edwards finished second, just behind Whakatane's Steph Jenkins.

Posted: Fri 09 Apr 2010

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