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SOME of the tags and graffiti culprits left in Opotiki’s Church Street on Tuesday night. Photos Sven Carlsson OB1524-03

Graffiti tarnishes town image

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THE township was peppered with yet more senseless vandalism early on Tuesday morning, prompting some to call for police to act faster to apprehend those…

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Fluoride issue to be revisited

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FLUORIDATION of water supplies in the Whakatane district is set to be debated again with deputy mayor Judy Turner lodging a notice of motion that…

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wharf jumping high-jacks meeting

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CONCERN about children jumping into the paths of boats dominated a community meeting held to discuss navigational safety bylaws on Wednesday. Boat users became noticeably…

LITTLE STEPS: Jhzara Tai, 3, with Ritihia Livingstone and Bridget Wiki lead the Whakatane protest group along the Boon Street section of the march. D3233-013

Eastern Bay march against TPP

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THEY did not choke roads, as occurred in Auckland, but hundreds took to Eastern Bay streets yesterday to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. As…

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CATCHING UP: Sarah Walker closes in on Australian Caroline Buchanan in the final race of the Oceania BMX Championships in Pukekohe on Sunday.   Photo Darryl Carey

Walker double shifts focus to Rio

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A MASSIVE icecream topped off a successful weekend for BMX star Sarah Walker. The 27-year-old Kawerau rider afforded herself a treat after claiming the National…

CARVING UP: Ohope’s Jared Gebert competes in the Billabong Grom Series at Mount Maunganui on Sunday. 
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Surfer close in good outing

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OHOPE surfer Jared Gebert finished runner-up in the under-17 section at the first event of the Billabong Grom Series at Mount Maunganui on Sunday. Jared…

Big run ready to go

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THE Tarawera Ultramarathon returns to run for the eighth time on Saturday. Entries had to be closed early last month for the event, the second…