Articles By: Mark Rieder

Motor caravans a niche growth industry

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GROWTH in the motor caravan industry has increased demand for custom motorhomes and caravans, a niche market that Whakatane’s Coastal Motorhomes and Trailers has capitalised…

A walk through time

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ODDITY and collectible shops are typically a mainstay of tourist towns and Antique Treasures on Commerce Street is the latest to join the genre in…

Organic dairy worth the risk

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AN Edgecumbe dairy farming couple says the three years it took to convert their farm to certified organic was worth it – they now receive…

Sci-fi mash-up delivers for fans

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Life Sci fi; Cert R13, contains violence, horror scenes and offensive language; 1hr 51mins Starring: Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds Director: Daniel Espinosa…

Share farmers share knowledge

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EDUCATION is the biggest contributor to Marg and Cameron Bierre’s successful careers as share farmers in the dairy industry, and they use their knowledge to…

Fonterra staff protect kiwis

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WHAKATANE’S kiwi population is on the increase, thanks to the passion of Fonterra’s Edgecumbe staff. Edgecumbe Fonterra employee Jamie Rhodes has been a supporter of…

Taxi trims service hours

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WHAKATANE’S only taxi company has changed its hours of operation following reduced demand for its services in the early mornings and late evening on weekdays.…