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Class action meetings

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FURTHER public meetings will be held in Edgecumbe on Wednesday to discuss proposed legal action to recover losses suffered as a result of the April…

New trout licences on sale

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FRESHWATER anglers are eagerly anticipating the start of the new trout and salmon fishing season with New Zealand Fish and Game’s 2017-18 licences now on…

Portacoms arrive

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THE first portacom units to be installed as temporary housing at the Whakatane Holiday Park arrived on Friday. East Coast MP Anne Tolley and Whakatane…

Blindness set to triple globally

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THE number of blind people is projected to grow from 36 million in 2015 to almost 115 million by 2050, according to an international study…

Herd continues to grow

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IN the past year, New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.8 percent – to 3.6 million head – while the decline in the sheep…

Hunters rescued in dense bush

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TWO Land Search and Rescue members spent Sunday night in the bush with two hunters who required rescuing. The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was called to…

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…