Articles By: Geoff Mercer

The oaf of office

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MANY who consider themselves rational, thinking people have been left wondering this week why the United States population elected Donald Trump to be president of…

Cunning course includes weasel

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KNOWING the difference between a weasel and a stoat was worth points to competitors in last weekend’s Manawahe Eco Trust Six-Hour adventure race. Members of…

Digital consultant applauds council

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WHAKATANE-BASED digital economy consultant Ernie Newman has praised Opotiki District Council’s decision to invest in wireless internet provider Evolution Networks. “As a general concept, for…

Museum fundraising crosses halfway mark

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FUNDING to redevelop Whakatane’s Museum and Research Centre crossed a psychological hump yesterday with the Government’s decision to contribute $1.5 million to the project. The…

Mussel delight takes hold

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SMILES on the faces of people involved with Opotiki’s aquaculture venture were almost as big as the mussels in their first harvest yesterday. The Northern…

Knot-tying proves popular

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TYING off a piece of high-tensile fencing wire around a strainer proved a popular competitive activity at the Whakatane A&P Show on Saturday. A second…