Articles By: Staff

Grants for florist and musician

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GRANTED: Florist Nicole Keeber and trombonist Liam Bewley have received grants from Arts Whakatane. File photos D5055-14/D5286-09 ARTS Whakatane has made grants to two Whakatane…

Bands head to Smokefree

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YOUNG musicians from the Eastern Bay are warming up for the Bay of Plenty heats of the Smokefreerockquest and Smokefree Pacifica Beats in Tauranga on…

Sun shines on seasonal market

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AWAKAPONGA hosted another successful seasonal market on Sunday, drawing visitors from around the region. According to the organisers, the community response to the pre-winter market…

New PJs for little patients

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PATIENTS at Whakatane Hospital’s Children’s ward were treated to brand new pairs of pyjamas – thanks to a bunch of Whakatane High School students in…

Happy 21st birthday

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KAEL Green, 3, Araiya Williams, 4, Pia Kira, 2, Olivia Morris, 4, and Quinn Cooper, 3, blow the candles out at Waipu Kids Homebased, which…

Vote for your favourite

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COMPETITION will be just as fierce off the field as it is on, for the 2017 FMG People’s Choice Award –  part of the Young…

Furry animals take over Trident

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THERE is one day every year that Trident High School students and staff are allowed to wear pyjamas to school and they relish the opportunity.…

Wet weather sparks report

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A RECENT paper presented to Bay of Plenty Regional Council provided some perspective on the size of the side-by-side storm events that struck the Bay…

More money for health

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THE New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling for $2.3 billion to be put back into health funding at this year’s budget on Thursday. NZNO…