Articles By: Sven Carlsson

Turning disaster into a dream job

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WITH experience at the Department of Conservation and the Whakatane District Council, Fiona Hennessey says becoming an emergency management adviser for Civil Defence is “a…

Ronna catches the travel bug

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RONNA Funtelar Thacker says she loves to travel and will therefore be leaving Whakatane, at least for a while. “I am moving to South America,”…

Ocean mussels back on menu

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EASTERN Bay residents were the first to tuck into freshly harvested mussels this week. On Wednesday morning, the harvesting team headed out aboard the Northern…

Burned boy flown to hospital

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A THREE-YEAR-OLD Opotiki boy was flown to hospital on Sunday after he was accidentally burned by boiling oil. Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter pilot Liam Brettkelly…

Spawning nurseries under threat

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THE inadvertent destruction of spawning grounds by contractors is impacting whitebait numbers around the Eastern Bay. Wainui resident and whitebait expert Kelly Hughes said on…

Old hands are patient

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ONLY six whitebait caught in the first few minutes is no cause for alarm. The whitebait season opened on Tuesday and Ohope resident Richard Bloor…

The sky is unlimited

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STUDENTS who don’t quit will ultimately get a job in the aviation industry. Those are the words of Whakatane flying instructor Peter Rutledge. Mr Rutledge…