Articles By: Mark Rieder

Tourists encouraged to stay away

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MOTEL operators are scrabbling to deal with the dilemma of accommodating flood evacuees while Easter holidaymakers are expected to arrive later on this week. Two…

Shortage for rebuild

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MORE tradies and labourers will soon be needed as Eastern Bay contractors prepare for the expected construction boom when Edgecumbe begins to rebuild from last…

Sewage floods fields

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FARMERS around Edgecumbe and Taneatua could face added problems as oxidation ponds for the two communities were inundated during last week’s flooding, potentially spreading human…

Hero message not child’s play

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The Lego Batman Movie Adventure-comedy; Cert PG, contains violence; 1hr 44mins Starring: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rasario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes. Director: Chris…

No panic while Taneatua cut off

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TANEATUA residents weathered the storm together while they were isolated from the rest of the country when the Whakatane River burst its banks on Thursday.…

Mayor’s dive business sold

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HART Marine has bought Dive White, formerly operated by Whakatane Mayor Tony Bonne’s Sportsworld business. The purchase enables Hart Marine owners Stuart and Alice Clough…