Articles By: Staff

Celebrity chef brings scones

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THE smell of freshly-baked scones greeted home cooks as they lined up to meet their culinary hero at Whakatane Paper Plus this week. Celebrity chef…

Mazda makes community commitment

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THE official opening of Mazda’s new location on Commerce Street helped raise $3872 for Whakatane Kiwi Trust, thanks to matching funds from franchise owner Nicholson…

Simulated drunkenness at orientation day

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STUDENTS donned booze goggles to simulate drunkenness then navigated an obstacle course and other tasks during a road safety promotion at the Toi Ohomai Institute…

National title on the line

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WHAKATANE golfer Henry Spring will tee off in search of a national title tomorrow. The New Zealand Strokeplay Championships will be played at the Hastings…

Bike Barn fined for misleading pricing

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BIKE Retail Group and Bikes International, joint operators of Bike Barn in New Zealand, were fined $800,000 in the Auckland District Court last month. The…

Free dog de-sexing programme

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WHAKATANE District Council will offer free de-sexing for certain breeds of menacing dogs, thanks to funding from central government. The programme covers the Brazilian fila,…

Electric car regos hit 3000

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MORE than 3000 electric vehicles are now registered in New Zealand, transport minister Simon Bridges says. “I am delighted with the number of EV registrations…

Record net annual migration continues

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IN the year to February 2017, 71,300 more migrants arrived in New Zealand than left. Statistics NZ said yesterday this equalled the previous annual record,…

Attacked police officer back on duty

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A POLICE officer attacked by a dog during an arrest attempt on Monday night, was back on duty yesterday. After pursuing a fleeing driver, a…