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Bike Barn fined for misleading pricing

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BIKE Retail Group and Bikes International, joint operators of Bike Barn in New Zealand, were fined $800,000 in the Auckland District Court last month. The…

Free dog de-sexing programme

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WHAKATANE District Council will offer free de-sexing for certain breeds of menacing dogs, thanks to funding from central government. The programme covers the Brazilian fila,…

Feeling the love

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I WANT to share my feelings about my trip with my daughter to the Whakatane Community Gardens in Whakatane on Sunday. There was generosity all…

Electric car regos hit 3000

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MORE than 3000 electric vehicles are now registered in New Zealand, transport minister Simon Bridges says. “I am delighted with the number of EV registrations…

Record net annual migration continues

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IN the year to February 2017, 71,300 more migrants arrived in New Zealand than left. Statistics NZ said yesterday this equalled the previous annual record,…

Attacked police officer back on duty

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A POLICE officer attacked by a dog during an arrest attempt on Monday night, was back on duty yesterday. After pursuing a fleeing driver, a…

Chinese premier to visit New Zealand

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CHINESE Premier Li Keqiang will visit New Zealand next week. Prime minister Bill English announced yesterday he and Premier Li will hold official talks in…

Pedalling for Plunket

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EARLIER than scheduled, 10 cyclists rode into Whakatane on Friday last week as part of the nationwide bike relay, Pedal for Plunket. More than 120…