Articles By: Lorraine Wilson

SUP popularity grows

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OHOPE provides a unique location for one of New Zealand’s fastest growing sports. Stand up paddleboarding, or SUP as it is commonly called, can be…

A pie for a try

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WINTRY Saturday mornings have meant the same thing for Julian Tunui for more than five decades. Rugby. With few exceptions, the Whakatane man will have…

A garden reborn

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TWO years after the final workmen left, Bob Byrne and Gaye Murphy’s Muriwai Drive garden is starting to find its feet. The eroding cliff face…

Marcus and the 100 metre kai

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MARCUS Baker has an eclectic working life. A “careering,” he jokes, rather than a “career”. The ex-Londoner, and now “unlikely to leave” Awakeri resident, has…

Couple lucky in love

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PHYLLIS and Walter Palmer weren’t too shaken up by the 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake, despite its 6.5 magnitude and being in downtown Whakatane when it struck.…

Hone and the drone

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WHEN Hone Douglas was a boy, the technology from which he now makes his living was only to be found in the secretive worlds of…

Seventy years married

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OHOPE couple Phyllis and Walter Palmer celebrate 70 years of married life today, marking the occasion in the house they have shared for more than…