Articles By: Mark Rieder

Robbery reveals security camera fault

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A ROBBERY in Whakatane’s central business district last week revealed a glitch in Whakatane District Council’s security camera system. Slotcar Limited, located on George Street,…

Iconic book store to close

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WHITCOULLs’ Whakatane store is to close after four years of uncertainty that includes the company being placed into voluntary administration and its sale to a…

Pie cart revival underway

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PIE carts are just a fond memory for most, but the void created by their demise seems about to be filled with a mobile reincarnation…

Orchards not so fruitful

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RUNNING an orchard may sound like the life of Riley to some but one orchardist says all the picking, pruning and praying has lost much…

Science fiction without the ray guns

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Passengers Sci-fi; Cert M, contains adult themes; 1hr 56mins Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen Director: Morten Tyldum TYPICALLY, science fiction is about action…

Litter injures duckling

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SULLIVAN Lake residents are concerned about rubbish being left at the reserve after a duck was found in distress with a plastic bottle cap ring…

Foreign tourism on the rise

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PRELIMINARY data coming from area Visitor Information Centres and retailers indicates more international visitors are coming to the Eastern Bay. Eastern Bay Chamber of Commerce…

Hyperbaric healing

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ORIGINALLY used to reverse the effects of the bends, hyperbaric chambers have become an increasingly popular form of non-invasive treatment for medical conditions. Whakatane businesswoman…