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One dead in truck crash + video


MCKEE Road, south of Kawerau has now re-opened following a fatal crash early this morning. A 19-year-old Murupara man died when the truck he was a passenger…

CAPTURED: Tristan Tai

Tristan Tai captured


OPOTIKI police have successfully arrested a elusive offender without incident. Sergeant Steve Collins said Tristan Tai was caught in Kutarere on Thursday afternoon. “He was…

SALE POSSIBLE: Awakeri War Memorial Hall

Door opens for tourism dream


AN Eastern Bay man’s dream of establishing a tourism enterprise around his vintage truck collection is one step closer to reality this week. Barry Caulfield…

SECRET WEAPON: Woody the dog and Department of Conservation handler Miriam Ritchie arrive at Whakatane Airport, courtesy of Air Chathams. Photos Neil Robert Hutton

Woody to the rescue


AFTER finding four dead kiwi chicks in nine days in Ohope Scenic Reserve, Whakatane Kiwi Trust called in its secret weapon. The four dead chicks…

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OUT OF PLAY: The Ohope Tennis Club have had a tough battle since the idea was first floated. Photo Louis Klaassen D2938-07

Tennis club fights for status


A STRUGGLING Ohope Tennis Club may have had the lucky bounce it needs. The $247,000, three-court facility at Bluett Park opened in April 2013 and…

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Golfers close play on popular tournament


EASTERN Bay hopes of a title rested with Jenny Shaw and Lorraine Steel at New Zealand Women’s Senior Handicap Foursomes yesterday. The four-round matchplay tournament,…