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Adding a creative touch

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TE Marunui Hotene works on a section of the new mural at Taneatua’s skate park depicting the eponymous ancestor and his renowned dogs. The artist…

Here comes Oxfam Trailwalkers

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OXFAM Trailwalkers will take on their lengthy fundraising challenge this weekend. More than 200 teams of four will tackle 50-kilometre or 100-kilometre challenges from Saturday…

Celebrity chef brings scones

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THE smell of freshly-baked scones greeted home cooks as they lined up to meet their culinary hero at Whakatane Paper Plus this week. Celebrity chef…

Mazda makes community commitment

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THE official opening of Mazda’s new location on Commerce Street helped raise $3872 for Whakatane Kiwi Trust, thanks to matching funds from franchise owner Nicholson…

Camper unfriendly town

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REGARDING the article about the public possibly being asked about freedom camping (Wednesday, March 22). This story was very one-sided. We use the freedom camping…

Falling tree breaks leg

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A 25-YEAR-OLD was flown to Whakatane Hospital with a broken leg this morning after he was struck by a falling tree. Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter…

Rally ousts rugby

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THE chairman of Te Teko Rugby and Sports, Charlie Elliott, says Whakatane District Council needs to communicate better after he had to cancel a rugby…

Simulated drunkenness at orientation day

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STUDENTS donned booze goggles to simulate drunkenness then navigated an obstacle course and other tasks during a road safety promotion at the Toi Ohomai Institute…