Articles By: Geoff Mercer

Superbike debut ride for Rees

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ABOUT to begin his debut Superbike and New Zealand Road Champs series this weekend, Whakatane 24-year-old Mitch Rees is determined to learn from the experience…

Missile slashes girl

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A FIVE-YEAR-OLD girl needed 14 stitches in her face after what was supposed to be a fun night out at Baypark Family Speedway on Friday.…

Few incidents at sea so far

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NEAR-PERFECT boating weather since the Christmas-New Year holiday season began has provided holidaymakers and fishers in the Whakatane district ample opportunity to take to the…

Mill jobs on the line

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THE jobs of 80 to 90 people are understood to be affected by a decision to re-tender maintenance contracts at the Oji Tasman mill at…

Mobility scooter rider drowns

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AN elderly man died in Whakatane this morning after the mobility scooter he was driving drove into the Whakatane River, near the Landing Road Bridge.…

FREE POWER: Horizon Energy service delivery manager Colin Botha connects a Horizon fleet vehicle to the new vehicle charger in Quay Street, which will be available free for members of the public from Monday. Photo Louis Klaassen D4678-37

Free car charging at new facility

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THE Eastern Bay’s first electric vehicle fast charger has been installed in Whakatane and will be ready for use on Monday. Whakatane District Council approved…

Power cut to 902

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POWER to 902 Horizon Energy customers at Kawerau was cut at 5.30am today. Horizon operations manager Jan Cronje said the interruption was caused by a…