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MISSING: Robert "Rolls" Bennett

Whakatane man missing


The family and workmates of Robert “Rolls” Bennett are calling on the public to help find him. Mr Bennett, 27,  disappeared 10 days ago and…

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Police abandon children


POLICE allegedly abandoned two young children on Landing Road on Sunday evening after their 29-year-old mother was arrested for assaulting an officer. Neither the police…


Council approves stream deepening


AS the one-year anniversary of the Easter floods approaches, affected residents are “ecstastic” to see something finally being done in the lower catchment. However, they…

Woman stabbed at Coastlands


  A 46-year-old Whakatane man has been arrested and charged with wounding with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm following a stabbing on Thursday…

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TOUGH STUFF: The Godzone adventure race in the South Island will test athletes over seven days. Photo contributed

Big race to test the best


THREE Eastern Bay athletes will tackle one of New Zealand’s toughest events. The fourth annual Godzone adventure race begins in South Island tomorrow and Whakatane’s…

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THE Whakatane Cycle Club held their annual time-trial championships at Paroa on Thursday. The 26-kilometre race a started Paroa School and went through Station and…