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New postie

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SPRING has sprung for Opotiki postie, Guy Mayo. A postie for nine years in Auckland and Tauranga, he moved to Opotiki six months ago to…

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Accordian retiring

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“MY 90-year-old fingers are worn, and so is my accordion.” This advertisement placed in the Wanted to Buy section of the Beacon, seeks someone, somewhere,…

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One family three duxes

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Jim McKevitt 1975 dux Whakatane High School Currently – Doctor in Whakatane On that day in 1975 when you were awarded dux, were you already…

GIANT BRAIN: Alzheimers Eastern Bay committee member Julie Meekle with the giant, inflatable, walk-through brain on display at a Living with Dementia forum yesterday. Photo Louis Klaassen D4289-05

Blow up brain a great idea

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A GIANT, inflatable, walk-through brain stimulated minds in Whakatane yesterday. The 3.5-metre tall, 5.5m long inflatable brain provides a highly interactive educational experience that increases…

Split over Sunday trading

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ONLY a few Whakatane District Council election candidates are willing to say whether they support shops opening on Easter Sunday, despite the choice being devolved…

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GEARING UP: Renae Morgan, Kaitlin Blackwood and Carla Reid try on new gear at the Whakatane Kathmandu shop yesterday. Photo Adyn Ogle D4286-14

Trio claim big prize ahead of race

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THREE Trident High School students received a major boost to their preparation for New Zealand’s top multisport race. Renae Morgan, Kaitlin Blackwood and Carla Reid…

READY TO GO: The Mataatua Saddlebacks under-10 team will play in the New Zealand Maori Rugby League tournament in Ngruawahia this weekend. Photo supplied

Maori national set for kickoff

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THE Eastern Bay will have strong representation at the New Zealand Maori Rugby League tournament in Ngaruawahia this weekend. Nine teams from the Eastern Bay…

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Sport important at all levels

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WHAKATANE’S most successful Olympian says participation is a big part of the New Zealand sports fabric. Triple Olympic medallist Lisa Carrington, just a month removed…