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Urgent call for battalion photos

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THE author of a book that will capture the battle experience of the 28th Maori Battalion’s B-Company is calling for family descendants and relatives to…

Kaitiaki of the community

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WHEN Chip Apanui was a young man pest control meant hunting. As kaitiaki (caretaker) for the area around Opape Marae, Chip has been instrumental in…

Going balls out

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APRIL is testicular cancer awareness month. Even with the catchy slogan “go balls out to take on testicular cancer” it’s an awareness campaign that is…

Animal tales and the spca

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LIISA Jones has stories to tell … Stories of Edgecumbe flood waters and the rescue of hundreds of creatures that fought to survive the deluge.…

Tony’s off the airwaves

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THERE’S a new voice talking sport on Radio 1XX these days but the tone remains familiar. Seasoned listeners will have noticed the difference between father and…

Big trees – big gear

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REMOVING pohutukawa trees from behind a property at 98 Pohutukawa Avenue, Ohope has become a mammoth task. A 350-tonne crane has been employed to reach…

Lime to counter sewage

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LIME is to be applied to sewage-contaminated paddocks near Taneatua and Edgecumbe. According to Whakatane Civil Defence, sewage ponds near both towns were overtopped by…

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Games go for masters

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THOUSANDS will descend upon Auckland for the World Masters Games and Eastern Bay athletes are in the thick of it. The 10-day event begins today…

Teams jostle for top spots

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AFTER a disrupted Easter weekend, Baywide rugby returns to normal tomorrow. Three Eastern Bay teams in the premier division host tough fixtures in round six.…