Articles By: Karla Akuhata

Four years in a leaky house


VALERIE Maitai’s home has been leaking for four years. The house, in Whakatane’s Howat Place, is owned by Housing New Zealand. Ms Maitai said she…

Maori culture the key


THERE aren’t many men in New Zealand’s kindergartens, and even fewer Maori ones, but Reweti Elliott is proud to be bucking the trend. An early…

Water splits council


WATER is forcing a split within Whakatane District Council, with the mayor supportive of a Chinese company’s expansion plans for an Otakiri bottling plant and…