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REMEMBER THEM: George Williams with his grandson Nikora Williams, 2, and Joanne Williams with their grand-uncle’s cross at Mitchell Park. 
Photo Troy Baker

We shall remember them


ON the lawn at Mitchell Park there are 67 white crosses. Sixty-seven crosses to commemorate the soldiers from the Whakatane area who did not return…

John Key 
Prime Minister

To pull or not to pull?


WHAKATANE café staff are in agreement: they would not like their hair pulled by any customer, especially New Zealand’s prime minister. On Wednesday a blog…

SOLEMN TIMES: Students from Whakatane High School wait with their counterparts from Trident High School, Edgecumbe College, Te Wharekura o Ruatoki and Air Training Corps cadets for the service to start. D1977-061

Community honours Anzacs


Golden Pond remembers their return service men KEN Williams wears his medals proudly on his chest. He points to the headless statue wearing a New…

VACCINE: Total Health nurse Suzanne Thompson gives pregnant mum Eileen Patterson her 
protective flu
Photo Troy Baker 

Mum protects baby with vaccine


EILEEN Patterson is not prepared to take chances when it comes to the health of her unborn baby. She took advantage of free flu immunisations…

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Derby rolls on with another win


WHAKATANE Roller Derby league held their first home game of the season on Saturday. In front of a good crowd at the Whakatane War Memorial…

Baywide place up for grabs


TWO Eastern Bay teams are battling for a Baywide rugby spot tomorrow. The second-tier Eastern Bay competition concludes tomorrow where the two undefeated teams, Waimana…

Trio land top 10 finishes


THREE Whakatane riders had top-10 finishes at the Cycling New Zealand Club Road National Championships near Napier at the weekend. Shona Steel placed second in…