Articles By: Kathy Forsyth

New blood for community hall

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AFTER 21 years chairing the Awakeri Events Centre committee, Wilson James may finally be close to stepping down. This comes after Mr James and the…

Final frontier beckons

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OVER six days, 16-year-old Jack Nelson has been tossed around in a gravity-defying multi-axle trainer, played basketball underwater with a bowling ball, simulated landing on…

Top talent on stage

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SOME of Whakatane’s star performers were on stage in Music Whakatane’s Local Artists concert last weekend. Organiser Tom Bayliss said the audience was surprised to…

Science projects wow judges

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FROM a Handy Hygiene project to a multi-functional hi-vis vest for athletes, Awakeri School students wowed judges with their innovative projects at this year’s Science…

Hall needs ‘young blood’

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TWENTY-plus years ago Wilson James helped devise, plan and build the Awakeri Events Centre – a job that took five years, and he thought his…