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OPERATION: Whakatane Airport is a joint venture operation between the Government and Whakatane District Council.                   File photo

Airport deficit grows


THE cost of upgrading Whakatane Airport for use by Air Chathams has contributed to it losing more than $200,000 in the 2014-15 financial year. In…

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Steam engine returning to its roots


THE 133-year-old steam engine on display outside the Whakatane Museum and Research Centre is likely to be moved to its new home in Edgecumbe this…

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A&P showjumping still popular


EARNING a rosette at the Whakatane A&P Show Open Showjumping competition this Saturday will not be easy with at least 66 people registered to compete.…

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Wilde’s search for redemption


HAYDEN Wilde will be looking for redemption at this weekend’s Motu Challenge. Last year the 18-year-old entered in his maiden attempt of the Motu Challenge…

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Why women love the hill


Beacon reporter and self-professed couch potato Karla Akuhata is flicking off the chip crumbs and taking to the roads in a bid to get fit.…