Articles By: Mark Rieder

Sheep thefts at Piripai

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THE ongoing theft of sheep from their Piripai farm has Bob and Jean Bennett at their wits’ end over what they can do about it.…

Humans, animals face common foe

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FORMER Whakatane resident and Forest and Bird climate advocate Adelia Hallett says the same climate change threats that endanger animal habitat will inevitably affect humans.…

New life for iconic building

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THE opening of the Appliance Plus location at Niederer Plaza last weekend marked the beginning of a new lease on life for the landmark building.…

Blame it on Mardi Gras

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Girl’s Trip Comedy; Cert R16, contains violence, offensive language, drug use and sexual material; 2hrs 2mins Starring: Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish and…

Bridge barrier considered dangerous

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A WHAKATANE resident claims the installation of a new safety barrier at the Keepa Road bridge potentially makes driving more hazardous for motorcyclists, rather than…

Whanau finds harmony with flowers

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BY setting their sights on cultural awareness, the owners of Whakatane’s newest flower shop are filling a niche with their Maori and Pasifika-inspired floral arrangements.…

Reservation women’s plight ignored

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Wind River Thriller; Cert R16, contains violence, sexual violence, offensive language and content that may disturb; 1hr 50mins Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal,…

Talking cows and computers

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A NEW Massey University report says unless farmers keep up with technology they will be unable to compete with the expected arrival of large corporate…