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Also a southwesterly developing.\n\nIt's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 14 and an overnight low of 7 degrees. 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Maggie Barry, hosted The Long Lunch.\n\nHeld on the fourth and final day of the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival, at Mills Reef Winery, The Long Lunch has been an enjoyable and relaxed afternoon celebration.\n\nOn..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_181119-Long-Lunch.jpg"]},{"article":[{"Work under way on fare-free school buses":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/193610-work-under-way-on-farefree-school-buses.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nWork has begun on plans to offer fare-free buses for students living in Welcome Bay as a one-year trial for 2019.\n\nThe Bay of Plenty Regional Council's public transport committee received a progress update on the trial at a meeting in Tauranga last..."],"thumb":["https:\/\/images.sunlive.co.nz\/thumbs\/sunlive\/news_181119-School-Bus.jpg"]},{"article":[{"More than 50 years of storytelling ":"https:\/\/www.sunlive.co.nz\/app\/news\/193607-more-than-50-years-of-storytelling.html"}],"snippet":["\n\nPhyllis Johnston 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