Articles By: Karla Akuhata

New health heavyweight

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TE Puna Ora o Mataatua is in final negotiations to purchase The Doctors at Phoenix House and Kopeopeo and become the largest medical provider in…

Farewell to former mayor

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IT is fitting that Don Herdman’s last act will be to pull together the community one last time. The former Whakatane Mayor died on Friday…

Heavy hitters talk water

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ECONOMIC development and commercial interests have been put ahead of the health of the Rangitaiki River, according to Maanu Paul. Representing the Mataatua District Maori…

Freshwater hearings begin

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THE second stage of hearings into a Treaty of Waitangi claim into freshwater will be held at Maungarongo Marae in Ohope next week. In March…

living building pays off

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ACHIEVING Living Building status for Tuhoe’s headquarters in Taneatua has been a long and arduous road. But the tribe’s chairman, Tamati Kruger, says the outcome…

Building consent values up

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THREE houses greater than $600,000 and Tuhoe’s commercial development in Ruatahuna have pushed the value of building consents in the Whakatane district up by 36…