Articles Categorized: News

Work continues at Commercial Hotel

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SKIP bins are being filled by the bucket load at the Commercial Hotel as contractors work to demolish the art deco section of the building.…

More sufferers to be reached

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PARKINSON’S NZ’s Bay of Plenty branch is hoping to reach more people suffering from the disease following the appointment of its new community educator for…

Train crash probe starts

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Accident investigators have begun analysing the scene of Friday’s fatal train-truck collision that killed Whakatane man Wayne William Fagasa. MR Fagasa, 48, was driving a…

New World phases out plastic bags

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NEW World supermarkets will be phasing out plastic bags by the end of next year, following a survey of its customers. The Foodstuffs supermarket chain…

Raising funds for breast cancer

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A ZUMBA group has raised $627 for breast cancer. Fitness instructor Erika Neuhauser runs Zumba Gold, Zumba Fitness and Zumba Chair, lower-impact dance fitness classes…

No tree for Wharaurangi

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THIS is what you will not be seeing in downtown Whakatane this festive season. The Whakatane-Ohope Community Board this week decided against purchasing a giant…