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Wananga to repay $5.9m

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AN 18-week Maori tourism course was delivered in one day to 94 members of the Warriors Rugby League organisation, but taxpayers still paid the full…

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Fit-out in new Strand Plaza shops

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STRAND Plaza shop fit-outs are taking place at the new commercial premises built on The Strand Plaza, which is nearing completion. Mike Shepherd, the owner…

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Regional council pay scale

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FORTY-SIX Bay of Plenty Regional Council employees earn more than $100,000, according to the council’s latest annual report. Chief executive Mary-Anne Macleod earned $315,569 in…

LUXURY CAMPING: Farmer Tim Macintosh and passing rat trap baiter Pip Wonacott relax at the new Chattam Farm glamping (glamorous camping) site. Photo Geoff Mercer D1144-21

Glamping Manawahe style

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IF you want to have a go at defining idyllic, you might want to use Tim and Jo Macintosh’s new glamping site to set the…

TOWN BIRDS: Professor Bruce Clarkson explains how to tempt native birds into urban environments at the launch of the Whakatane Halo project last weekend. Photo Troy Baker. D1129-02

Whakatane Halo begins

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THE Whakatane Kiwi Project has kicked off its next initiative aimed at restoring and enhancing biodiversity in the town and surrounding areas. With a number…

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Making a splash at masters championships

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THE Whakatane Masters Swimming Club will host the annual North Island Masters Swimming Short Course Championships. Pictured is one of the competitors, Whakatane’s Cathryn Rowland.…

IN TRANSITION: Whakatane’s Daniel Jones wants to make the shift to 
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Jones makes his move

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DANIEL Jones is ready to move on. After five years of running college track in the United States, the 24-year-old is ready to break into…