Articles By: Mark Rieder

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.…

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…