Articles By: Staff

Worklights under voluntary recall

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MITRE 10 and Hammer Hardware have voluntarily recalled two Jobmate branded worklights due to concerns that they could cause an electric shock. The Jobmate Worklight…

Defibrillator for church

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THE Ohope Presbyterian Church centre is prepared to save a life. Thanks to the support of the Ohope Lions Club, the Pohutukawa Avenue camp, church…

Final report on review of milk price

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THE Commerce Commission released its final report on Fonterra’s base milk price calculation for the 2016/17 dairy season last Friday. In reaching its final view,…

Volcanix remain unbeaten

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THE Bay of Plenty Volcanix are at the top of the women’s national provincial rugby competition after beating North Harbour 34-12 in Rotorua on Saturday.…

Making trees count

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KIWIBANK has launched a new initiative that will see up to 10,000 native trees planted in two locations by the middle of next year. In…

Court news – Drug dealer imprisoned

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METHAMPHETAMINE and cannabis supplier Hano Wilson was sentenced to prison for his drug offending. The Whakatane 35-year-old pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and cannabis…

Today in brief – Norovirus outbreak

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VISITORS have been barred from Whakatane Hospital’s acute care unit after a suspected norovirus outbreak last week. Bay of Plenty District Health Board operating officer…

Biosecurity team hunts rust

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TO help eradicate myrtle rust, the Ministry of Primary Industries has a team of biosecurity officers inspecting gardens across the Bay of Plenty for infestations.…

Battery drive fundraiser

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OLD and used car or vehicle batteries can be put toward a good cause this weekend. Whakatane’s 35 Squadron of the New Zealand Air Training…