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Cyclist plea to motorist

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AFTER she was knocked from her bike while riding through a Whakatane roundabout, Diane McCarthy is pleading with motorists to remember to keep an eye…

Pensioner helped by lawnmower man

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AN Ohope pensioner who says she was defrauded after buying a used lawnmower has found a hero in Chainsaws and Mowers Whakatane owner Peter Dench.Julie…

Mussel harvest set to increase

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OPOTIKI’S mussel harvest is expected to be more than 20 times greater within two years. Whakatohea Mussels Opotiki chairman Ian Craig said last year the first…

Record number complete studies

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A RECORD number of students have provided invaluable support to medical research projects across the Bay of Plenty during their summer breaks. Fourteen students, from…

New $20k grant for urban food forest

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BayTrust has granted Kawerau’s Urban Food Forest the final $20,000 required to kick-start the project and an official public launch will now be held on…

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United two wins from two

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WHAKATANE United have made a sparkling start to the year after a second consecutive win in the Western Bay reserve grade on Saturday. Hosting Greerton…

Roller season shaping up

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THEIR first game is three months away but the Whakatane Roller Derby league are rolling hard. Chairwoman Lania Lopez said skaters started training three weeks…

Bay rugby legend dies

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A BAY of Plenty Rugby great died yesterday. Former Maori All Black Manukapua (Manu) Maniapoto died peacefully at his home in Rotorua yesterday morning surrounded…