Articles By: Karla Akuhata

Freeze stalls vision

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HOW does a cafe that stretches from The Strand to Quay Street, with a second floor of office space, sound? Whakatane property developer Chris Timmins…

Deputy PM returns to roots

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“ANYONE remember Bob? He was a very good bridge player” East Coast MP Anne Tolley asks the room as she steps forward to introduce Paula…

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…