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SLIMS Bar in Elliott Street is the epicentre of all things Big 3. File photos D0647-50

Organisers amped for Big 3


THE Opotiki Big 3 organising committee is revving up and keen to start this year’s Queen’s Birthday Weekend competition. Spokeswoman Sarah Sullivan said the committee…

Malcolm Campbell
Kawerau mayor

Kawerau remains open to plant


PUMPING Matata’s wastewater to Kawerau is an option again now a consent to build a wastewater treatment plant at Matata has been overturned by the…

YOUTH COUNCIL: The 2014 Kawerau youth council after the swearing in ceremony, the back row are Costan Regga, Kami Cooper, Kurt McClutchie, Keesha King, Joel King-Hazel, Rose Perese McClutchie, Iraia Nuku, Bless Maxwell, and Youth Coordinator JJ Rika; front row, Hohia Heurea, Leo Bicknell, Princess Elliot, Saphyrra van Gulick Delamere, Taylor van Gulick, Corrina Ngatoro, Radhika Dahya. Photo supplied

Maintenance a long-term priority


MAINTENANCE was a hot topic for residents during Kawerau District Council’s long-term plan submissions at an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday. The council considered 60 submissions…

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Plenty on the line in derby clashes


TWO more enticing Eastern Bay derby clashes will feature in week four of Baywide rugby tomorrow. Whakatane Marist and Opotiki will clash at Opotiki’s Princess…


Courts ready for action


ONE of the features of a big year for the Whakatane Squash Club will take place this weekend. The New World Whakatane Bay of Plenty…