Articles Categorized: News

Bird show full of colour and song

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MORE than 600 budgies, finches, canaries and other animals of feathered finery were on display at the Whakatane Bird Club annual bird show at the…

Scammer alert

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A TANEATUA woman is warning Eastern Bay residents to be alert for scammers after receiving multiple calls from someone claiming to be from Microsoft. Teacher…

Freshwater hearings begin

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THE second stage of hearings into a Treaty of Waitangi claim into freshwater will be held at Maungarongo Marae in Ohope next week. In March…

Caring people

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A big thank you to the Eastern Bay flood relief volunteers at the old Countdown building in Kope. I’ve been in there and noticed they…

Students snuggle up for 40 Hour Famine

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TRIDENT High School’s auditorium was transformed into Box City last weekend when about 40 students from the school and Whakatane High School embarked on the…

Support appreciated

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Rosemary Sloman’s letter in Wednesday’s paper is so very true. Thank you Rosemary for acknowledging Jeremy and Shelley. Having worked with them I totally agree…

Use of excessive force lawful

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A WHAKATANE police officer has been partially cleared following a complaint about using excessive force. The complaint, made to the Independent Police Conduct Authority by…

Girls with hi-vis

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Called Girls with Hi-Vis, the programme is a day-long introductory course in the basic knowledge required to become a tradesperson in a particular industry –…

New equipment for sailors

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The buoyancy of the Port Ohope Yacht Club has improved with the donation of new lifejackets. Whakatane business Ocean Sports, along with New Zealand manufacturer…