Articles By: Sven Carlsson

Giant bowel proves popular

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MOBILE Health Solutions chief executive Mark Eager says a giant, blow-up bowel that Fieldays visitors can walk into is proving popular. “The bowel is used…

Laughter, hugs will be missed

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LONG-SERVING Whakatane police Sergeant Denis Foster was farewelled on Thursday. There was a massive police presence with colleagues joining family and friends to celebrate the…

Pem is a lucky man

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MURUPARA educationalist Pem Bird has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, recognised for his services to education and Maori in…

Logging truck rolls at Raukokore

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THE driver of a logging truck that crashed outside Raukokore School on Wednesday morning, spilling logs into the sea, walked away from the accident uninjured.…

One orca saved, five dead

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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

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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

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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

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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…