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OFFENSIVE: This accommodation building on Harbour Road has offended a neighbour, even though it has been constructed in accordance with its council consent. Photo Louis Klaassen D2439-05

Beach barn offends neighbour


A NEWLY constructed “barn” at Ohope has offended a neighbour, who wants it gone. John Stipich has complained to Whakatane District Council about the roadside…

CRASHED BIKE: Police officers examine a motorcycle that crashed through an Apanui Avenue fence yesterday as the rider fled police trying to stop him. Photo Geoff Mercer D2704-01

Police chase ends in crash


A MOTORBIKE rider who sped away after refusing to stop for police on The Strand yesterday crashed into a fence in Apanui Avenue shortly afterward.…

Gerard Casey,
Ohope community board chairman

Ohope board dumped


OHOPE community board chairman Gerard Casey says Whakatane District Council has “ridden roughshod over the community voice” by voting to amalgamate the Ohope and Whakatane…

Alistair Holmes,
Kawerau deputy mayor

Crime prevention strategy tweaked


KAWERAU’S lighting is a pillar of the town’s updated crime reduction strategy, in spite of street light outages becoming a thorn in the side of…

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BOUNCING BACK: Tyla Kingi has bounced back after a six-month illness. Photo BW Media

Tyla back on course after lay-off


IT has been a rough six months for Opotiki golfer Tyla Kingi. The 16-year-old has been side-lined by glandular fever since March, only returning to…

JUMP TO IT: Showjumping will return to Rex Morpeth Park with the A&P Show next week.  
File photo

Friday Focus – A&P Show returns


THE Whakatane A&P Show returns after a five-year absence and sport will play a part. It isn’t target shooting, can knockdown or that creepy clown…