Articles By: Staff

Lifesavers hit the pool

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THE surf sport season begins for the Eastern Region this weekend with the more than 200 athletes contesting the annual pool championships in Hamilton. The…

Final negotiations under way

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THE Bay of Plenty Regional Council is very close to finalising negotiations to purchase properties and acquire land required for the College Road stopbank repair.…

River investment essential

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MORE than $30 million will be spent by Bay of Plenty Regional Council on science, restoration and policy work to protect and improve the region’s…

Crews douse shed fire

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FIREFIGHTERS had no trouble locating a shed fire at State Highway 2 this week, as the smoke was visible for miles. Matata Volunteer Fire Brigade…

Big scratchie win at Kope store

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THE Halfway Store in Kopeopeo has sold a $75,000 Instant Kiwi scratchie. The windfall went to a regular customer who bought the $5 crossword scratchie…

Years of dedication to civil defence recognised

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NINETEEN of the region’s civil defence and emergency management responders and staff were recognised on Friday. Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management director Sarah…

Gypsy Fair comes to town

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THE “original” Gypsy Fair will be holding its first fair of the 2017-18 season at Maraetotara Reserve this weekend. As in the past, an interesting…

Twilight cricket

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THE arrival of daylight saving heralds a multitude of social cricket players dusting cobwebs off bats, balls and pads as twilight cricket takes centre stage.…

Perfect course for big tournament

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THE 61st Bay of Plenty Open returns to the Whakatane Golf Club this week. Pictured is club president Bob Thompson sitting on the temporary gallery…

Changes to specific catch limits

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THE Ministry for Primary Industries has announced changes to catch limits and sustainability measures for 18 fish stocks as part of the regular twice-yearly fisheries…