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Opotiki actor in serious car crash

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OPOTIKI actor James Rolleston was airlifted to Tauranga Hospital early this morning following a car accident at the Otara bridge. Police were called to a…

JET RESCUE: Surf lifeguard Hamish Reid raced from his sickbed to the sea to rescue a surfer thought likely to have succumbed to exposure if he had not been found before nightfall. 
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Jet-ski to the rescue

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A WHAKATANE man on a day off work due to illness braved fading light and freezing winter temperatures to rescue a teenaged surfer washed out…

ERODED: The eroded northern abutment of Bridge 131 on Matahi Valley Road, immediately to the south of the Matahi Valley School entrance. 
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Matahi bridge closed to heavy traffic

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BRIDGE 131 on Matahi Valley Road, immediately south of the Matahi Valley School entrance, has been closed to heavy traffic until further notice. The bridge’s…

EXTREME SUCCESS: Extreme Boats owner Glenn Shaw, energy minister Simon Bridges, sales manager Shane Laurent and economic development minister Steven Joyce during a recent tour of Extreme Boats’ workshop. File photo D3921-40

Success through co-operation

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A SPIRIT of co-operation, rather than competition, is behind the success of both the Eastern Bay’s aluminium boat manufacturers, Surtees Boats chief executive Adam Dyck…

BREW MASTERS: Virginia and Glenn Meikle are opening their newly-renovated Rising Tide Brewhouse and Eatery on 
July 30. 
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Business hopping for brewers

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FORMER Whakatane residents Glenn and Virginia Meikle’s passion for craft beer has resulted in increased sales and the expansion of their Tauranga-based brewing business. The…

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Man steals $16k from whanau

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AN Opotiki man who ripped off his whanau to the tune of $16,000 over a period of four years has been sentenced to home detention…

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IN FORM:  Whakatane’s Muri Stewart,
pictured playing in the Tai Mitchell tournament two weeks ago, has been named in the Bay of Plenty team.  File photo D3943-062

Five Eastern Bay boys in Roller Mills team

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THE Bay of Plenty team to contest the Northern Roller Mills rugby tournament was announced yesterday. The Eastern Bay contingent includes Whakatane players Te Purewa…

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Golfers ready for Bay Open

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THE Bay of Plenty Open returns to the Whakatane Golf Club on Friday. It is the 60th time the 72-hole tournament will be held and…

Teams ready to take court

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THE Whakatane Squash Club will host the Bay of Plenty B-grade regional superchamps tournament this weekend. Games begin on Friday evening with two rounds on…