Articles By: Haylee King

Bike safety wins helicopter ride

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THREE young Eastern Bay boys cruised over the Whakatane township in a helicopter on Tuesday, all because they were caught riding their bikes safely. The…

Matata firefighter graduates

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A MATATA Volunteer Fire Brigade senior firefighter has set himself a big task – and won. Mark Hofert is now a fully qualified station officer.…

Here comes Oxfam Trailwalkers

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OXFAM Trailwalkers will take on their lengthy fundraising challenge this weekend. More than 200 teams of four will tackle 50-kilometre or 100-kilometre challenges from Saturday…

Falling tree breaks leg

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A 25-YEAR-OLD was flown to Whakatane Hospital with a broken leg this morning after he was struck by a falling tree. Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter…

Pedalling for Plunket

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EARLIER than scheduled, 10 cyclists rode into Whakatane on Friday last week as part of the nationwide bike relay, Pedal for Plunket. More than 120…

Beautifying Edgecumbe project complete

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WHEN Edgecumbe’s Norfolk Pine project was completed, the working group stood underneath and looked up in awe. The Edgecumbe Development and Improvement Team (EDIT) project,…