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Adult’s absence blamed

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CORONER Wallace Bain has found a lack of direct supervision led to the death of 15-year-old Jamie Ross Johnston in a duck shooting accident on…

Celebrity chef brings scones

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THE smell of freshly-baked scones greeted home cooks as they lined up to meet their culinary hero at Whakatane Paper Plus this week. Celebrity chef…

Jury deliberates Warren verdict

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THE jury was yesterday considering its verdict in the case of a man accused of shooting four police officers during an armed siege at an…

Here comes Oxfam Trailwalkers

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OXFAM Trailwalkers will take on their lengthy fundraising challenge this weekend. More than 200 teams of four will tackle 50-kilometre or 100-kilometre challenges from Saturday…

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Gold in sights for rowers

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CREWS are aiming for gold at next week’s National Secondary School Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro. As well as thousands of rowers the Maadi Cup,…

Honour for top coach

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WHAKTANE’S Matt Te Pou was awarded a life membership by the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union on Wednesday. It’s been noted he’s one of the…

New season ready to start

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NETBALL’S ANZ Premiership begins this weekend and two Eastern Bay players are among the squads. The inaugural competition replaces the ANZ Championship in New Zealand…