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Gerard van Beek, councillor

Council flip-flops on fluoride


FLUORIDE is back in Whakatane’s water supply. Whakatane District Council has U-turned, just two weeks after controversially voting to remove fluoride from the water supply of…

GOURMET: Rosemary Sloman of Hospice EBOP, Tom Johnson and Kathy Potter of Taco Taco, and Mayor Tony Bonne getting in some practice for the inaugural Gourmet Markets at the Whakatane Heads.  Photo supplied

Gourmet Markets for Heads


IN a first for the district, the Whakatane Heads will play host to Gourmet Markets on February 20 as part of Hospice EBOP’s Sunshine and…

RED-Y… SET… GO: Jack Clark, 10, Ethan Burke, 10, Zac Klein, Aleisha Warneford, 7, and Luke Clark, 7, are raring to get started. 
Photos Louis Klaassen D3258-12

Kids and adults practise pedal power


CYCLISTS pedalled their way to good health during Go by Bike Day events held across the Eastern Bay of Plenty on Wednesday. Sport Bay of…

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New Plymouth leads in sunshine stakes


NEW Plymouth is the early leader in the 2016 sunshine stakes. The city enjoyed 279 hours of sunshine in January, substantially more than any other…

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Touch teams fly high


EASTERN Bay touch players helped representative teams complete successful Junior Northern Interprovincial Championships recently. The Bay of Plenty Coastal under-9 and under-11 girls sides both…

GETTING READY: Ohope’s Sam Clark trains on the Waimakariri River ahead of Saturday’s Coast to Coast. 
Photo Bruce Belcher

Clark determined to bring it home


Coast to Coast coverage THE gruelling Coast to Coast is on this weekend and the 243-kilometre slog from one side of the South Island to the…