Articles By: Staff

Race two in the books

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THE Whakatane Athletic and Harrier Club held the second race of its cross-country series on Saturday. The recent wet weather meant the surrounds of the…

Undeterred fishers land the big one

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DOUG McNaughton caught the biggest snapper of his life from a kayak on Monday off Ohope Beach. His father, John McNaughton, said his son launched…

$700,000 to aid flood victims

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THE Government is making $700,000 available to support farmers and businesses affected by flooding in Edgecumbe and the wider Bay of Plenty. The figure comprises…

More rooms key to growth

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NEW accommodation development would generate more additional tourism for New Zealand than any other category of infrastructure, new research has found. Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA)…

$180m plant for Kawerau

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A PARTICLE board plant employing 100 people will be built near Kawerau within two years to produce panel board for export to China. Chinese-based Guangxi…

Mail redirection for Edgecumbe residents

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NEW Zealand Post is offering Edgecumbe residents a free two-month redirection service following the flooding. Edgecumbe residents will be able to have their mail redirected…

Skilled staff needed

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A SHORTAGE of skilled staff has the dairy sector calling for more people, particularly school-leavers, to consider a career in dairy. DairyNZ education facilitator Susan…

Late harvest and planting expected

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WITH most of the hay and silage work completed, farm contractors in the Eastern Bay hope their efforts to drain fields is enough to salvage…

More police resources for the Bay

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AN additional 880 police will be recruited over the next four years and deployed to areas most in need, including 69 in the Bay of…