Articles By: Geoff Mercer

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…

Claim dam mismanaged refuted

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EDGECUMBE farmer Murray Langdon says flooding that occurred yesterday in the lower Rangitaiki catchment could have been avoided if the Matahina Dam power scheme spilled…

Teachers off work after incident

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TWO Edgecumbe College teachers have been off work for four weeks following an incident out of school involving two pupils. The Beacon understands the teachers…