Articles Categorized: News

Wool prices up and down

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Wool prices in the south eased, while northern prices lifted at this week’s auction. Of the 17,978 bales on offer, 82 percent was sold, said…

Beautifying Edgecumbe project complete

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WHEN Edgecumbe’s Norfolk Pine project was completed, the working group stood underneath and looked up in awe. The Edgecumbe Development and Improvement Team (EDIT) project,…

Excavator top three in national competition

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WHAKATANE’S Brandon Crowley is the country’s third best excavator operator. Mr Crowley competed against nine others in an intense two-day competition at the Central Districts…

Marr harbour chairman once more

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BAY of Plenty Regional Council councillor Tipene Marr has been re-elected chairman of the Ohiwa Harbour Implementation Forum. Opotiki district councillor Lyn Riesterer was voted…

Spark catches fire to grass

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METAL grinding sparks are believed to be the cause of a grass fire in Whakatane last week. The Whakatane Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to…

Wording may change

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I AM usually reluctant to respond to ‘open’ letters to politicians. However, the issue of care and protection of our most vulnerable children and young…

Cray fishery not well – survey

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A LANDMARK survey of people who pot and dive for crayfish on the northeast coast between Pakiri and East Cape defies ministry for primary industries’ assurances…