Articles By: Karla Akuhata

Marae inspires graduates

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TODAY there is no doubting the mana of Te Patuwai. Eight members of the Ngati Awa subtribe are among those graduating from Te Whare Wananga…

Failed life necessaries

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A RUATOKI grandmother smoked synthetic cannabinoids while her eight-month-old grandson slept in a sweltering car in the driveway for more than three hours. Eventually, Isaiah…

Complicated matter of aquifers

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THE science of aquifers and groundwater is a complicated matter. Revelations earlier this year that Chinese company Nongfu Spring Natural Mineral Water wants to buy…

Flood breaches dioxin trial

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SKIP bins possibly containing toxic dioxin residues from a Kopeopeo canal remediation trial were taken to Edgecumbe to help with the clean up there. The…

Flood cost $19m so far

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EARLY estimates predict the cost of cyclones Debbie and Cook for Whakatane District Council could total almost $19 million. However, how much will be covered…

Giving to Edgecumbe

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ROQUETTE restaurant owner Ajay Sharma says he knows what it is like to be banned from returning home after a disaster, which is why he…