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Hundreds expected at Anzac services

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HUNDREDS of people will attend Anzac services across the Eastern Bay tomorrow. Whakatane, Kawerau, Matata and Ruatoki will hold dawn services with further services planned…

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Missing man sought

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  A SEARCH-AND-RESCUE operation is underway after the disappearance of an Opotiki man. Acting Sergeant Maxie Kemara said 54-year-old Alan Grant Young has been missing…

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WINNER: Whakatane’s Mark Eagle won gold at the AKF Australian Open two weeks ago. Photo contributed

Eagle swoops on gold

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WHAKATANE’S Mark Eagle is calling it the biggest win of his career. He took the gold medal at the AKF Australian Open two weeks ago.…

ON FORM: Whakatane cricketer Graeme Aldridge was happy with his season for the Northern Knights.
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Aldridge rolls on after big season

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A SOLID season has Whakatane cricketer Graeme Aldridge confident he will continue his first class career. The 36-year-old finished his 16th season with Northern Districts…

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Petrie ready to have a go

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ALEXI Petrie reckons his chance is now and he will not be left wondering. The 22-year-old Whakatane triathlete leaves for Germany in two weeks to…

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Surf club honour their best

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THE Whakatane Surf Lifesaving Club held their end of year prizegiving on Saturday. The prizegiving closed a big summer for the club, which included hosting…

No chance for new event

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THE heavy rain that kicked off Easter Weekend prevented the Eastern Bay’s newest running race from getting out of the blocks. Saturday’s Ohope Express was…