Articles By: Staff

High note

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Whakatane musician Tom Bayliss won the Wendon Cup for Senior Soloist at the Matamata Festival of Music last weekend. Bayliss, representing Rotorua Symphonic Band, played…

Generous support chopper appeal

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EASTERN Bay shoppers helped raised $11,326 for the Westpac rescue helicopter appeal this year. For two weeks in May, shoppers at Pak’n Save and New…

Te Koputu turns five

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TE Koputu, Whakatane’s library and exhibition centre is marking its fifth anniversary today – with birthday cake. The award-winning building has become the cultural heart…

Cadets learn conservation

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MEMBERS of Kaitiakitanga Kadets, a pilot programme that educates youth on conservation, recently took part in their first official activity with help from Manawahe Eco…

Log fire fills house with smoke

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A VICTORIA Avenue resident phoned emergency services after he heard smoke alarms sounding and saw smoke inside his next door neighbour’s house. On investigation, the…

Enrolement packed posted

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MORE than three million packs will be sent out this week as the Electoral Commission launches its campaign to enrol voters for the 2017 General…

Junior gymnasts show their stuff

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MORE than 321 students from 17 schools took part in the Eastern Bay Primary School Gymnastics Competition on Friday. The event was held at the…

Kidnap appeal fails

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Whakatane woman Cornelia Thornton waited for the partner of her ex-husband to finish choir practice and get into her car then opened the rear door…

Court

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27Back to prison KAWERAU man Astin Cruz Hooper was released from prison in February this year. Four months later he found himself back at court…