Articles By: Staff

Wool prices up and down

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Wool prices in the south eased, while northern prices lifted at this week’s auction. Of the 17,978 bales on offer, 82 percent was sold, said…

Excavator top three in national competition

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WHAKATANE’S Brandon Crowley is the country’s third best excavator operator. Mr Crowley competed against nine others in an intense two-day competition at the Central Districts…

Marr harbour chairman once more

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BAY of Plenty Regional Council councillor Tipene Marr has been re-elected chairman of the Ohiwa Harbour Implementation Forum. Opotiki district councillor Lyn Riesterer was voted…

Spark catches fire to grass

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METAL grinding sparks are believed to be the cause of a grass fire in Whakatane last week. The Whakatane Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to…

Alison Moyet announces New Zealand tour

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UNITED Kingdom pop legend and relentless explorer Alison Moyet will be touring New Zealand and Australia in October 2017, as part of her recently announced…

Plunket Shield in the Bay

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NORTHERN Districts will play a Plunket Shield match at Mount Maunganui this week. They take on Wellington to bring the curtain down on a big…

Rally returns to Eastern Bay

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THE Targa Rotorua rally event blasted through the Eastern Bay on Sunday. The annual race included a stage on Manawahe Road, used twice on Sunday…

Cray fishery not well – survey

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A LANDMARK survey of people who pot and dive for crayfish on the northeast coast between Pakiri and East Cape defies ministry for primary industries’ assurances…

Rural health services poor – alliance

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NEW Zealand is potentially at risk of damaging its economy, unless the Government does not improve rural health services, the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New…