Articles By: Staff

Cody holds court

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New Zealand rising star Cody Winiata has been in royal company recently. The Opotiki hip-hop dancer has been holding court with superstar choreographer Parris Goebel…

Art house quilter

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AS there wasn’t any television when Kay Ives was a child, the family amused themselves with different activities and most of the time these had…

DoC’s war on koi carp to begin

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THE DEPARTMENT of Conservation is about to launch a war on koi carp in the Eastern Bay. The fish has been deemed “public enemy number…

Age-group comp on the cards

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A POTENTIAL Bay of Plenty under-20 rugby competition is gaining momentum. Eastern Bay rugby manager Mark Seymour said he was keen to get an Eastern…

Raffle keeps rescuers in the air

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THE proceeds from one of the Kopeopeo Lions Club’s most successful raffles were handed over to its beneficiary – the Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter –…

Poetry Slam coming to Te Koputu

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TE Koputu, Whakatane’s library and exhibition centre, is hosting a ‘poetry slam’ next month and is urging Eastern Bay bards to get in quick to…

Stink bugs and spanner crabs intercepted

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FACED with record numbers of international visitors this summer, ministry for primary industries biosecurity staff have intercepted risk goods ranging from the bizarre to the…

Pop-up art on Commerce

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A ROTATION of artists is making use of the workroom at the front of the new pop-up gallery, Art on Commerce Street. Tomorrow it will…

Vote for your favourite

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IS this your favourite painting in the 2017 Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award, or do you prefer another? Only a few days remain in which…

Time for free flu vaccination

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THE Asthma and Respiratory Foundation is advising people with a respiratory illness to obtain their free influenza vaccination from March onwards. The foundation says it…