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ON GUARD: A security was stationed at the gates of Opotiki College yesterday. OB1338

Scandal plagues college


OPOTIKI Mayor John Forbes has warned the community against “unhelpful speculation” after Opotiki College students were implicated in an alleged sex scandal this week. Police…

Bay hopper

Bus fares going up


BUS fares on Bayhopper’s Eastern Bay network will rise on Monday, September 7. The rise, of around five percent to each fare, will take place…


Truck crash closes road + video


AWAKERI Road will be closed between Awakeri and Edgecumbe this afternoon while a crane rights a trailer unit that tipped earlier today. The road was…

POOR VISION: A KiwiRail signal box obscures the view down railway tracks for drivers stopped at the Caverhill Road crossing, near Awakaponga. 
Photo Louis Klaassen D2560-04

Shed blocks view


PULLING up to a level train crossing with a car load of children and not being able to check for oncoming trains would unnerve many…

All Blacks

All Blacks in town


THE architect of the World Cup contest the All Blacks will begin this month believes the team selected is the best the country has ever…

ENTRY PUDDLE: The Whakatane Museum and Research Centre on Boon Street had water to its front door. Photos Louis Klaassen D2576-22

Surface ponding from intense rainfall


YESTERDAY afternoon’s torrential downpour caused surface flooding and small slips around the district. Whakatane District Council public affairs manager Ross Boreham said there were widespread…

KNOWLEDGE SOURCE: United States pathology professor Ellen Jo Baron supports Whakatane laboratory campaigner Sandy Milne. Photo supplied

Professor suggests tweaks for lab campaign


A LEADING United States professor of pathology is encouraging Sandy Milne in his campaign to have microbiology services returned to Whakatane Hospital but has suggested…

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Photo Louis Klaassen D2564-034

Trophy heads west


EASTERN Bay’s Ellis Shield defence ended with Western Bay domination on Saturday. Pictured is under-11 player Tumanako Delamare out-running the Central Bay defence. The Western…

TRAINING HARD: The Edgecumbe Squash Club C grade team train for the national championships. From left is Kelly Warneford, Hikitia Tutua, Kelly Wilson, Chelsea Perkinson and Tracy Mitchell.                 Photo Paula Massey D2536-18

Holding court with the best


EDGECUMBE Squash Club are riding high. Their success on the courts, and the courts themselves, have helped continue a resurgence which began four years ago.…