Articles Categorized: Emergency services

Radio coverage reduced

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COASTGUARD Whakatane will erect a temporary aerial today after its repeater tower above The Heads was damaged during Cyclone Cook, restricting emergency radio coverage to…

Volunteers turn up in droves

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VOLUNTEERS are turning up in their droves to help flood-affected Edgecumbe. Following a call from the newly-created Ngati Awa Volunteer Army, between 150 and 180…

Flood advice line launched

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A BUSINESS advice and support line was launched on Wednesday to support businesses affected by the Edgecumbe Floods. “The line will provide business advice, including…

Lime to counter sewage

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LIME is to be applied to sewage-contaminated paddocks near Taneatua and Edgecumbe. According to Whakatane Civil Defence, sewage ponds near both towns were overtopped by…

Ceremony to help move Edgecumbe forward

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TO mark the start of Edgecumbe’s recovery Whakatane District Council will join Te Runanga o Ngati Awa to host a karakia whakawatea. Whakatane Mayor Tony…

Grass growth boosted from the sky

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TO speed the recovery of flooded pasture, 270 hectares of land between Edgecumbe and Thornton were sprayed with sulphate of ammonia by air earlier this…

Food for thought

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GLOBAL Thai’s Philip Jacobs and Chintana Chareronsittichai hand over a cheque of $7067 to Radio 1XX’s Glenn Smith. Staff at the restaurant worked for free…

Free support for flood victims

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FAMILIES struggling with the impact of flooding in Whakatane can turn to Family Works Bay of Plenty to help them cope with their emotional distress.…

Goods available for flood victims

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ITEMS to help victims of the Edgecumbe flood rebuild their lives are available for collection at a Bracken Street building in Whakatane destined to become…