Articles By: Sven Carlsson

One orca saved, five dead

by

A WHALE stranding at Whangaparaoa on Wednesday has resulted in one orca being successfully re-floated and five carcasses to be buried. Raukokore resident Joe Rua…

Solar panels stolen from Wainui signs

by

ACTIVE speed warning signs installed along Wainui Road rendered inactive by thieves have been repaired and will soon be reinstalled. Whakatane District Council transportation manager…

Peria House to close

by

DECLINING occupancy is forcing the closure of Opotiki’s Peria House. Peria House chairman John Palairet announced last Thursday that the rest home side of the…

Three-shot rule introduced

by

FAILURE to comply with a new regulation for duck hunters can lead to the confiscation of the hunter’s shotgun and a hefty fine. Eastern Bay…

Floods batter Eastern Bay roads

by

THE Eastern Bay road system is still reeling after last week’s flooding. New Zealand Transport Agency spokeswoman Natalie Mankelow said the agency remained in crisis…

Remote consultations for Anne

by

WAIOTAHE resident Anne Looney was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2013. “It was dreadful,” she said. “I could hardly walk and I felt poisoned.” Mrs…