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Thursday 8 April 2010

Million Dollar Fraud Accused Remanded on Bail
The wife of a Tauranga policeman has again appeared in court, at the centre of an alleged million dollar fraud. 42 year old Michelle Campbell faces 50 charges of using a document dishonestly, worth one million dollars After a brief appearance yesterday, Campbell was remanded on bail to reappear next month. Campbell and her police officer husband separated soon after the alleged fraud was discovered, and he isn't involved in the investigation.

Speedway Driver to be Farewelled
Today's funeral for a Mount Maunganui speedway driver killed in action, is expected to be huge. 15 year old Samantha Mouat died when her mini stock slammed into a track wall in Northland almost a week ago. More than a thousand people are expected at today's funeral at her home track, Baypark Speedway.

 

Mixed Reactions to Museum Plans
A decision on the future of a Tauranga museum has stirred plenty of mixed public reaction. The council's Projects and Services Committee agreed on Tuesday to look at setting up a community trust to develop the proposed central city site. But online forums yesterday drew both support and criticism, with one respondent saying councillors should be very careful about what they decide to do, given it's election year. The decision now goes to a full council meeting.

Cycleway a ‘Boost to Economy’
A new national cycleway in the Western Bay will be worth millions of dollars to the economy. Funding for the Tauranga Moana Coastal Cycle Trail was announced earlier this year. Tourism Bay of Plenty manager Tim Burgess says the latest calculations suggest the cycleway will provide a six million dollar boost to the economy, from potential cycling visitors.

‘KorKor’ Helps Saving Lives
A new digital two way radio network recently launched in Tauranga is already helping save lives. The new KorKor network also includes a panic button and GPS location system for drivers. Kordia's sales and marketing general manager Drew Gilpin says that peace of mind is timely, given recent attacks on taxi drivers in Tauranga. He says recently parking wardens in Wellington were all issued with a radio. Photo/korkor.co.nz

Posted: Thu 08 Apr 2010

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