Articles By: Geoff Mercer

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…

Honouring, not glorifying


  IT was two Whakatane High School students who portrayed war and its impact to an 800-strong audience at the Whakatane War Memorial Centre yesterday.…