Articles By: Staff

Aerate your lawn now

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IF your lawn is having some drainage problems, if the ground is hard and compact, or if there are bare patches that will not grow,…

Fine for stealing firewood

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A KAWERAU paper maker was among offenders appearing in the Rotorua District Court yesterday for stealing wood from public reserves. Steven Peters, 42, was convicted…

Council wins supreme website award

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WHAKATANE District Council has won the supreme website award for the third year running at the Association of Local Government Information Management 2017 Spring Web…

Major events on again

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THERE are busy times ahead for Kawerau District Council, with two iconic events on again this year. Kawerau Woodfest and National Woodskills Competition, and the…

Report completed but not released

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THE report into the hows and whys of the flood wall breach that resulted in the flooding of Edgecumbe in April is complete and in…

Fire at Galatea

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A FIRE at a farmhouse near Galatea early Tuesday morning had Fonterra tanker driver Mark Law fearing for the lives of possible inhabitants. He said…

Election slows down property sales

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A LACK of properties for sale is still the biggest hindrance in the Eastern Bay real estate market. Professionals Whakatane’s monthly Red Report says spring…

Edgecumbe College given sport funding

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SPORT and Recreation has awarded a grant to Edgecumbe College as part of funding that enables high school students around the country to play sport.…

Working hard to keep Maori safe at work

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LEARNING about the protocols of powhiri and the words to waiata is all part of WorkSafe New Zealand’s commitment to work with Maori stakeholders to…

Police briefs

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Heavy police and gang presence WHAKATANE police dealt with a disagreement between a group of Wellington Black Power members earlier this week. Whakatane police Senior…