Articles By: Kathy Forsyth

Pedal power

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VICTORIA Taylor cycled into Whakatane on Monday from Tauranga. The 23-year-old is four months into her 6000-kilometre cycle around the country to raise funds for…

Dancers shimmy and shake

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A BELLY dancing flash mob on The Strand on Saturday had everyone shimmying and shaking along. The 2017 International Shimmy Mob was part of a worldwide…

Student almost hit

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POLICE have arrested a man after an incident outside James Street Primary School last week in which a car mounted the kerb and drove along…

Craze has everyone spinning

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THE fidget spinner craze sweeping the world arrived in Whakatane this week – and already one school is having to restrict their use to lunch…

Crash family recovering

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THE Opotiki family involved in a head-on car accident on Wainui Road last Friday night is making a full recovery and a man has appeared…

Foreign student influx

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AN influx of out-of-town and foreign students is contributing to soaring enrolments in some Whakatane primary schools. Allandale Primary School principal Drew Manning said he…

Family injured in head-on

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A FOREIGN driver – allegedly on the wrong side of the road – hospitalised five members of an Opotiki family at 7pm on Friday night.…

Aged care pay deal

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AGED care and disability workers in the Eastern Bay have welcomed the equal pay settlement that will see their pay rise to between $19 and…