Articles By: Mark Rieder

Imposter’s strategy unknown

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A MAN in Whakatane claiming to be both a former engineer with Toyota’s hybrid programme and a real estate investor has a history of being…

Easter trade progress inconsistent

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SINCE councils were given the responsibility in September 2016 to decide whether retailers can trade on Easter Sunday, some have acted faster than others. Rotorua…

Penguin flies to Auckland

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BIRD Rescue Whakatane and Air Chathams joined forces this week to send an injured korora (little blue) penguin to Auckland Zoo. Bird Rescue Whakatane member…

Aucklanders the biggest spenders

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TOURISM spending in the Bay of Plenty for 2016 is estimated at $1.7 billion, up seven percent on the previous year. Whakatane and Kawerau’s combined…

Manawahe kokako population declining

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ALTHOUGH the kokako preservation effort has been a success nationwide, the population in the Manawahe ecology corridor is in decline, according to research done over…

Worst-case wallaby scenario alarming

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IF left unchecked, the wallaby population in the Bay of Plenty could devastate the countryside, according to research done by crown institute Landcare Research. Bay…

Massage therapist builds mana

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HAVING a strong connection with her Te Whanau A Apanui roots, massage therapist Brenda Gordon is all about increasing mana and ultimately helping people find…