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Big trees – big gear

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REMOVING pohutukawa trees from behind a property at 98 Pohutukawa Avenue, Ohope has become a mammoth task. A 350-tonne crane has been employed to reach…

Aquatic centre reopens

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THE Whakatane Aquatics and Fitness Centre is open again, having been closed or partially closed due to power surges since Wednesday last week. In recognition…

Volunteers turn up in droves

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VOLUNTEERS are turning up in their droves to help flood-affected Edgecumbe. Following a call from the newly-created Ngati Awa Volunteer Army, between 150 and 180…

Inflation highest in five years

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THE consumers price index increased 2.2 percent in the year to the March 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said yesterday. This annual increase is the highest…

Flood advice line launched

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A BUSINESS advice and support line was launched on Wednesday to support businesses affected by the Edgecumbe Floods. “The line will provide business advice, including…

Lime to counter sewage

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LIME is to be applied to sewage-contaminated paddocks near Taneatua and Edgecumbe. According to Whakatane Civil Defence, sewage ponds near both towns were overtopped by…

Ceremony to help move Edgecumbe forward

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TO mark the start of Edgecumbe’s recovery Whakatane District Council will join Te Runanga o Ngati Awa to host a karakia whakawatea. Whakatane Mayor Tony…

Grass growth boosted from the sky

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TO speed the recovery of flooded pasture, 270 hectares of land between Edgecumbe and Thornton were sprayed with sulphate of ammonia by air earlier this…