Articles Categorized: News

Urgent call for battalion photos

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THE author of a book that will capture the battle experience of the 28th Maori Battalion’s B-Company is calling for family descendants and relatives to…

Kaitiaki of the community

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WHEN Chip Apanui was a young man pest control meant hunting. As kaitiaki (caretaker) for the area around Opape Marae, Chip has been instrumental in…

Tony’s off the airwaves

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THERE’S a new voice talking sport on Radio 1XX these days but the tone remains familiar. Seasoned listeners will have noticed the difference between father and…

Animal tales and the spca

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LIISA Jones has stories to tell … Stories of Edgecumbe flood waters and the rescue of hundreds of creatures that fought to survive the deluge.…

Going balls out

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APRIL is testicular cancer awareness month. Even with the catchy slogan “go balls out to take on testicular cancer” it’s an awareness campaign that is…

EastPack workers fill trays again

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CONDITIONS at Edgecumbe’s EastPack plant are as close to normal as can be expected, with packing operations back to 100 percent efficiency. Edgecumbe EastPack site…

Radio coverage reduced

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COASTGUARD Whakatane will erect a temporary aerial today after its repeater tower above The Heads was damaged during Cyclone Cook, restricting emergency radio coverage to…

Park extension cost $282,000

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BAY of Plenty Regional Council paid $282,000 for the 9.4-hectare land parcel it has added to Onekawa Te Mawhai Regional Park. Regional council Kaituna catchments…

Early Anzac services

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IN the lead-up to Anzac Day on Tuesday, Whakatane RSA has provided special Anzac Day services at rest homes in Whakatane and Ohope. Vice president…

Today in brief

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Fonterra to reopen AFTER a fortnight of helping the community recover from the April 6 flood, Edgecumbe Fonterra employees are expected to return to normal…