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SUCCESSFUL TRIAL: The Landing Road roundabout reconfiguration met with lots of approval.  File photo

Tear-drop turmoil brews


JUST days after barriers were removed at the Landing Road roundabout, some commuters are calling for their return. A six-week traffic flow trial, which saw…

Judy Turner, deputy mayor for a third term.

Third term as deputy mayor for Turner


JUDY Turner will be reappointed Whakatane’s deputy mayor when the newly-elected Whakatane District Council meets for the first time today. “Why change something that’s not…

NEW COUNCIL: Kawerau District Council members were sworn in yesterday. From left they are councillors David Sparks, Rex Savage, Carolyn Ion, deputy mayor Faylene Tunui, Mayor Malcolm Campbell, and councillors Berice Julian, Sela Kingi, Warwick Godfery and Chris Marjoribanks. Photo supplied

Youth given nod in Kawerau council


  KAWERAU Mayor Malcolm Campbell has appointed second-term councillor Faylene Tunui to be his deputy mayor. Ms Tunui was sworn in along with Mr Campbell…

THANK YOU MR HOOKER: Whakatane LJ Hooker principal agent Debra Gibbons changed brands to improve services for her clients. Photo Louis Klaassen D4434-5

Brand switch for real estate


WHAKATANE First National real estate has changed brands to LJ Hooker to take advantage of an increasingly hot real estate market and provide improved customer…

MOVING TIME: Whakatane restaurant Soulsa is shifting to the former Soul Organics location on Richardson Street. Photo Louis Klaassen

Soul to Soulsa


SOULSA restaurant owners Jono and Stacey Marr are moving to a new location on Richardson Street to provide a different dining experience for customers and…

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CHAMPION: Hayden Wilde, pictured during race preparation, won his age group at the Xterra World Championship Off-Road Triathlon in Hawaii on Monday. Photo supplied

Wilde wins on tough day


HAYDEN Wilde battled through the mud to defend his off-road triathlon world title in Hawaii on Monday. The 19-year-old notched up a second consecutive win…

SURE SHOT: Whakatane’s Mike Ashburn competes at the Eastern Central Bay of Plenty Archery Association Outdoor Championships on Saturday. Photo Paula Massey D4430-09.

Archers take aim at champs


  ARCHERS took part in three rounds of events at the Eastern Central Bay of Plenty Archery Association Outdoor Championships on Saturday and Sunday. The…

WINDING UP: Travis Bush is at the top of his swing on the tee. D4431-68

Big tournament wraps up


  NEAR perfect weather set the stage for Ohope Golf Club’s biggest event during the weekend. The Ohope 10,000 Men’s Open included 124 golfers who…