Articles By: Sven Carlsson

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…

Floods batter Eastern Bay roads

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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

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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…

Kutarere Church to be restored

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THE less-loved of two religious twins will be rescued from the brink of neglect. Kutarere resident Trevor Ransfield said a decision to restore the Kutarere…