Articles By: Sven Carlsson

Slip hits weakened road system

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OPOTIKI transport operator Robert Monk is taking a philosophical approach to the closure of State Highway 2 through the Waioeka Gorge following a large slip…

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…