Articles By: Staff

Bay wins national surf champs

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BAY of Plenty claimed the tightest-ever title race at the 2017 National Scholastic Surfing Championships in Gisborne on Friday – helped along by two Eastern…

Whakatane United lay down the gauntlet

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LAST season’s reserve grade cricket championship runners-up Whakatane United, laid down the gauntlet to the other contenders when they won a high scoring encounter with…

Bee nice to pollinators

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FERAL bee swarms are common this time of year and may hold the answer to the decline of domesticated bees, says bee hobbyist Malcolm Helyar.…

Symphony Seven at Awakeri hall

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PUBLICITY about the pending sale of the Awakeri War Memorial Hall has sparked some reminiscing outside the Eastern Bay. Bob and Steve Jenkins, whose father…

Gymnasts step up

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EASTERN Bay gymnasts competed at the New Zealand Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nelson last week. Shayne Buckeridge and Dylan Biggs, pictured, competed in men’s level…

How does your garden grow?

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IF you think your street has the best-looking gardens in town, now is the time to get your neighbours together to enter the Pride Whakatane…

Cycling through Cambodia

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WHETHER you are visiting a world-class city like Paris or Milan or enjoying a beach or alpine vacation in a tucked-away place, joining up with…

Artist echoes great masters

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RENOWNED New Zealand artist Andrew McLeod will be exhibiting a selection of his works at Te Koputu – Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre – later…

Trout biggest at Okataina

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LAKE Okataina produced the biggest fish on the first day of the new fishing season, a 3.7kg rainbow trout, but Lake Rotoiti offered the “best…