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ENJOYING the occasion at Opotiki’s Pink Ribbon breakfast on Wednesday are: In the pink apron Aziz Al-Sa’afin, roving reporter from the Paul Henry Show, celebrity TV chef Annabelle White, Amy Hennessy, Colleen Clark, Donna Andrews, Robyn Clark and Ngaire Lewis, looking the part. Photo Ross McCullough OB1640-1

Pink Ribbon breakfast success


OPOTIKI’S second Pink Ribbon breakfast in support of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation was a resounding success yesterday. Bright and early, around 100 or…

LEAD NEGOTIATOR: Katherine Gordon, who leads the Office of Treaty Settlements team that will negotiate a settlement with Ngati Rangitihi to reconcile the tribe’s grievances. 
Photo Louis Klaassen D3721-10

Ngati Rangitihi settlement begins


SIGNALLING the start of Ngati Rangitihi’s Treaty settlement journey, the tribe welcomed the Crown’s negotiating team to its marae in Matata for the first time…

Sandy Milne,
Whakatane resident

DIY funeral option approved


DO-it-yourself funerals may soon be an option in the Eastern Bay, with new guidelines being developed for families wanting to cut costs by arranging their…

Linda Sowerby,
former branch manager Whakatane Harcourts

Real estate agent looks back


AFTER 35 years working at a career she loves, one of Whakatane’s top real estate agents says leaving her position as manager is not necessarily…

AT WORK: The Evelyn J in the Whakatane 
Rivermouth. File photo

Mussel boat for dredging trial


WHAKATOHEA Mussels’ recently purchased vessel will be used to dredge the Whakatane Harbour entrance this winter. Whakatane District Council plans to trial two further dredging…

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TALENTED: Tyneale Fitzgerald 
juggles rugby and football.
Photo Louis Klaassen D3728-10/13

Grit and determination


Tynealle Fitzgerald Year 12 Trident High School Rugby and football TYNEALLE Fitzgerald loves sport, fitness and keeping healthy. A year 12 student at Trident High…

World squash play for Bay


SQUASH New Zealand has been granted the right to host the World Junior Squash Championships in Tauranga in 2017. BOP Major Squash Events is responsible…