Articles Categorized: News

Today in brief

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New suburb step closer WHAKATANE District Council has signed a conditional contract for the sale of its property at 77 Bunyan Road. The buyers are…

Genome research might help manuka

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A NATIONWIDE science project that sequenced the manuka genome and explored its genetic diversity may be instrumental in protecting the plant from myrtle rust. Using state-of-the-art…

Mesmerising monarchs

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OVERWINTERING monarchs are mesmerising visitors to Whakatane’s Warren Park this winter. Clusters of the monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus), New Zealand’s most identifiable butterfly, have taken up…

Time for fresh challenge

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AFTER 20 years of service to Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty, the departure of Rosemary Sloman this month has left some large boots to fill. The…

Completion of bridge nears

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WAIMANA Gorge is likely to re-open within days and the “road closed” sign at Pekatahi Bridge should be gone within weeks. New Zealand Transport Agency…

No public risk on Muriwai Drive

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A WATER MAIN containing asbestos, which is set to be replaced during the upgrade of Muriwai Drive will be left buried to avoid the risk…

Elder abuse hits close to home

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AGE Concern is raising awareness of elder abuse during Elder Abuse Awareness Week, which began yesterday with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Age Concern elder…

Drilling under way in Edgecumbe

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WORK is currently under way on College Road in Edgecumbe to get a detailed picture of what lies beneath the surface to help plan for…

Increased risk for back sleepers

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NEW University of Auckland research has found women who sleep on their back in the last three months of pregnancy are almost four times more…