Articles By: Mark Rieder

Award winners defy personal tastes

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WINNERS of the 2017 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award were announced at Te Koputu, Whakatane’s library and exhibition centre Friday night with a variety of styles…

Kiwi farmers not so sheepish

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AFTER last week’s announcement by Statistics New Zealand that sheep numbers had declined another five percent, Eastern Bay farmers are hoping markets will rebound enough…

Lack of rain causes concern

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THIS weekend’s rain, though welcomed by farmers, was likely not enough to make a significant difference to the dry conditions around the Eastern Bay. Dairy…

Fishing good but could be better

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SPORTFISHING is having a good summer in the Eastern Bay with the number of boaties, and the fish they’re catching, increasing over last year. Whakatane…

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…