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CUTTING THE CAKE: Helen and Philippa Spring, cut the Beacon’s 75th birthday cake. 
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Beacon celebrates 75 years


The Beacon celebrated its 75th birthday on Monday night by hosting readers, advertisers, current and ex-staff at a special anniversary function. Held at the Te…

CELEBRATION: Te Kura o Te Paroa were on The Strand in big numbers to cheer on Awanuiarangi graduates. Photos Troy Baker D0403-0058

Graduates take the bus


RAIN put a damper on the traditional hikoi through Whakatane by graduates of Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi on Friday. Instead of walking through the…

FULL FLOOR: Visitors to the expo yesterday were treated to a number of interactive displays aimed at giving them a taste of different career options. Photo Megan Hunt D0417-17

Career choices in Kawerau


STANDS of all shapes, sizes, and job titles filled Kawerau’s Ron Hardie Recreation Centre yesterday as part of the town’s annual careers expo. Organisers estimated…

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Keeley ready for starter’s gun


KEELEY Sexton is poised to jump out of the blocks at the Interprovincial Athletics Championships this weekend. He will compete in Auckland for the Waikato-Bay…


Standing tall


THREE Trident High School volleyballers are gunning for national selection. From left is Danae Rangihika, Zane Rangihika and Georgia Morton – all three have made…

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Best foot forward for Stu


IT has been a long road back from what triathlete Stu Witchell first thought was just a stone bruise. Witchell placed second in the 60-64…