Articles By: Geoff Mercer

Complaint lodged – hepatitis inquiry


THE Department of Internal Affairs is investigating two Whakatane-based hepatitis charities that had financial and property assets worth $9.2 million on June 30, 2015. Charities…

Jet-ski to the rescue


A WHAKATANE man on a day off work due to illness braved fading light and freezing winter temperatures to rescue a teenaged surfer washed out…

Candidate now aiming for top job


MIKE van der Boom’s local government aspirations have risen a level since he announced his candidacy for Whakatane District Council – now he has decided…