Articles Categorized: News

Man dies in crash

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A MAN is dead following a two-car collision on Te Teko Road yesterday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the scene at 12.45pm. St John…

Relief as highway re-opens

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BUSINESSES and motorists have welcomed the re-opening of State Highway 2 between Taneatua and Waimana. Both lanes in Waimana Gorge were re-opened yesterday, and Pekatahil…

Funding boost for apprentices, trainees

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YESTERDAY’S $7 million boost for industry training and apprenticeships is welcome news for employers, industry trainees, and apprentices, in the face of skills shortages across…

Planting tradition continues

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A FIVE-year tradition continues at Edgecumbe College. Edgecumbe College’s Gifted and Talented year 9 students held their annual dune planting at Thornton Beach on Friday.…

Ngati Awa farmland

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SOME readers recently made uninformed and disdainful remarks regarding Ngati Awa’s farm in Ohope. The farm is owned by Te Runanga o Ngati Awa on behalf…

No money offending

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MATATA man Lucas Jackson Edwards committed shoplifting and burglary offences when he was desperate for money to repay debt. Police prosecutor Ian Dodds said the…

Specialty grocer focuses on quality

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THE new owners of Whakatane’s Bin Inn say providing their customers with the personal touch is their aim to enhance their business. Mathew and Hannah…

Checkpoint targets unsafe drivers

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TARGETING unsafe in-car behaviour was a checkpoint focus for Whakatane police last week. Eastern Bay road policing manager Ray Wylie said police undertook a checkpoint…