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Cody holds court

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New Zealand rising star Cody Winiata has been in royal company recently. The Opotiki hip-hop dancer has been holding court with superstar choreographer Parris Goebel…

The pinup girl

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MISS Kitty Kat’s wardrobes would make lovers of pinup swoon. A dedicated room in Andrea Haylings’ Kawerau home is overtaken with the flouncy ruffles of…

Painter, weaver, father inspiration

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RUKA Hudson has never allowed his disability to rule his life and possesses an enduring faith in the power of family. Cheerful and intelligent, he’s…

DoC’s war on koi carp to begin

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THE DEPARTMENT of Conservation is about to launch a war on koi carp in the Eastern Bay. The fish has been deemed “public enemy number…

Sorting the school bus

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A COUPLE of weeks ago the Beacon ran a story on the school bus situation for pupils travelling from the two Whakatane senior schools to Taneatua and…

Big gumboots to fill

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HARRY Titoko’s gumboots will be hard to fill. The Tawera 60-year-old was killed when the vehicle he was driving collided head on with another north…

Raffle keeps rescuers in the air

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THE proceeds from one of the Kopeopeo Lions Club’s most successful raffles were handed over to its beneficiary – the Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter –…