Articles By: Karla Akuhata

Camping antics raise concerns

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ACTIONS of some campers in the Whakatane district, including pitching tents in inappropriate areas and consuming alcohol in public reserves, has raised the ire of…

Putauaki tower height reduced

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PUTAUAKI’S tower is a little shorter, again. Last month, the Kordia Tower, which transmits broadcast and telecommunication signals in the area, was lowered by a…

Sawmill workers’ advocate dies

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THE man who fought to obtain acknowledgement, then justice, for those poisoned by their work at a Whakatane sawmill died yesterday. Hohepa Joe Harawira will…

Making lifetime memories

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YOKE Yue King’s life was a full and active one. That was until the 60-year-old Auckland women’s lung cancer spread to her spine, impairing her…

Rex Morpeth to avoid fines

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  TRUCK drivers waiting to deliver goods to the Countdown supermarket on Whakatane’s Commerce Street are being ticketed for parking illegally on a median strip.…

Homeless offered dinner

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DAVINA Thompson understands the meaning of Christmas. Underneath all the presents and heaving tables of food, it is always about giving and Ms Thompson understands…

Kora’s coming home

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  THE Commercial Hotel maybe a thing of the past and the Boiler Room a shadow of its former self but Kora are promising to…

Noise control assaults

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FOUR assaults in six months have resulted in the temporary suspension of noise control services in Murupara. A Murupara resident, who asked not to be…

Headquarters maintenance

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CLADDING on Tuhoe’s headquarters, Te Kura Whare is being re-stained and the tribe is still working towards Living Building Challenge accreditation. Communications manager Waikare Kruger…