Articles By: Staff

EBOP Brass debuts in A grade

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FOR the first time in its 103-year history the Eastern Bay of Plenty Brass band will compete at the National Brass Band Championships in the…

Ready to rock Whakatane

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WHAKATANE is hosting tributes to some of the world’s best rockers over the next month, beginning with Deep Purple. The Deep Purple tribute will be…

Food for thought

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GLOBAL Thai’s Philip Jacobs and Chintana Chareronsittichai hand over a cheque of $7067 to Radio 1XX’s Glenn Smith. Staff at the restaurant worked for free…

Words and faces as one

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BEFORE she leaves Whakatane for England, artist Tobi Dante is treating art lovers to an exhibition of her distinctive work. The 46-year-old Kiwi artist is…

What 2.5 million Kiwis want

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THE future needs of more than 2.5 million Kiwis have been given a voice this month through the release of The Upper North Island Story…

Trident scores jazz gold at nationals

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TRIDENT High School played for gold at the 40th National Youth Jazz Competition in Tauranga over Easter. The school’s big band was one of four…

Free support for flood victims

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FAMILIES struggling with the impact of flooding in Whakatane can turn to Family Works Bay of Plenty to help them cope with their emotional distress.…

Kawerau streets pedestrian friendly

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ROAD safety features will be installed in Kawerau following concerns about pedestrian crossings. Kawerau District Council had agreed to install a median refuge island on…

Funding available for dog de-sexing

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WHAKATANE District Council has received $39,000 from a Government subsidy programme to help with the cost of de-sexing menacing dog breeds. According to figures held…

Goods available for flood victims

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ITEMS to help victims of the Edgecumbe flood rebuild their lives are available for collection at a Bracken Street building in Whakatane destined to become…