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Opotiki actor in serious car crash


OPOTIKI actor James Rolleston was airlifted to Tauranga Hospital early this morning following a car accident at the Otara bridge. Police were called to a…

JET RESCUE: Surf lifeguard Hamish Reid raced from his sickbed to the sea to rescue a surfer thought likely to have succumbed to exposure if he had not been found before nightfall. 
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Jet-ski to the rescue


A WHAKATANE man on a day off work due to illness braved fading light and freezing winter temperatures to rescue a teenaged surfer washed out…

ERODED: The eroded northern abutment of Bridge 131 on Matahi Valley Road, immediately to the south of the Matahi Valley School entrance. 
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Matahi bridge closed to heavy traffic


BRIDGE 131 on Matahi Valley Road, immediately south of the Matahi Valley School entrance, has been closed to heavy traffic until further notice. The bridge’s…

EXTREME SUCCESS: Extreme Boats owner Glenn Shaw, energy minister Simon Bridges, sales manager Shane Laurent and economic development minister Steven Joyce during a recent tour of Extreme Boats’ workshop. File photo D3921-40

Success through co-operation


A SPIRIT of co-operation, rather than competition, is behind the success of both the Eastern Bay’s aluminium boat manufacturers, Surtees Boats chief executive Adam Dyck…

BREW MASTERS: Virginia and Glenn Meikle are opening their newly-renovated Rising Tide Brewhouse and Eatery on 
July 30. 
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Business hopping for brewers


FORMER Whakatane residents Glenn and Virginia Meikle’s passion for craft beer has resulted in increased sales and the expansion of their Tauranga-based brewing business. The…

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Man steals $16k from whanau


AN Opotiki man who ripped off his whanau to the tune of $16,000 over a period of four years has been sentenced to home detention…

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IN FORM:  Whakatane’s Muri Stewart,
pictured playing in the Tai Mitchell tournament two weeks ago, has been named in the Bay of Plenty team.  File photo D3943-062

Five Eastern Bay boys in Roller Mills team


THE Bay of Plenty team to contest the Northern Roller Mills rugby tournament was announced yesterday. The Eastern Bay contingent includes Whakatane players Te Purewa…


Golfers ready for Bay Open


THE Bay of Plenty Open returns to the Whakatane Golf Club on Friday. It is the 60th time the 72-hole tournament will be held and…

Teams ready to take court


THE Whakatane Squash Club will host the Bay of Plenty B-grade regional superchamps tournament this weekend. Games begin on Friday evening with two rounds on…