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New vessel expands maritime abilities

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BAY of Plenty Regional Council’s has added a new multi-purpose vessel to its maritime fleet. The 11.25-metre Awanui was acquired in response to recent high-profile…

Things MPs need to know about Matata

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FOLLOWING a recent visit to their town by National party ministers, and ahead of the general election, the Matata Residents Association has a few things…

Rental crisis hits Eastern Bay

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THE Eastern Bay’s rental property market has plummeted to a new low. As of Tuesday, the number of properties available to rent through agencies and…

Drivers make a run for it

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AN absence of snobbishness is a major part of what keeps the Bay of Plenty MX5 Club rolling on. The club held its monthly run…

Spawning nurseries under threat

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THE inadvertent destruction of spawning grounds by contractors is impacting whitebait numbers around the Eastern Bay. Wainui resident and whitebait expert Kelly Hughes said on…

New blood for community hall

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AFTER 21 years chairing the Awakeri Events Centre committee, Wilson James may finally be close to stepping down. This comes after Mr James and the…