Articles By: Geoff Mercer

Flood property buy out

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OWNERS of red-stickered homes in Edgecumbe have been told Bay of Plenty Regional Council wants to buy them to enable stopbank and other infrastructure repairs…

Lime to counter sewage

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LIME is to be applied to sewage-contaminated paddocks near Taneatua and Edgecumbe. According to Whakatane Civil Defence, sewage ponds near both towns were overtopped by…

Farmy Army to the pumps

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IT has taken 40 pumps and a marathon 12-day effort but Bay of Plenty Regional Council and farmers have cleared almost all the floodwater that…

Cyclone fells trees, cuts power

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Updated 3.33pm: CYCLONE Cook’s path through the Eastern Bay felled hundreds of trees, blocked roads, smashed road signs and cut power to most of the…