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Airport open day a success


AN open day to launch the new Eastern Bay air service to be operated from today by Air Chathams at Whakatane Airport is being termed…

PAYING TRIBUTE: Gavin Shadbolt and Lieutenant Commander Greg Camburn assist World War II veteran Bob Batt to lay his poppy during Saturday’s Anzac Day ceremony at the Whakatane War Memorial Centre stadium. Photos Troy Baker D1988-233

Record Anzac crowd


WHILE many in the crowd may have struggled to hear or see much of the action, the dawn ceremony at Wairaka Marae, Whakatane, still touched…

SWEET DEAL: Jahn Iseri, Sophia Lim, Max Stowers and Judy Law at Thornton Road bottling plant Ora Honey. 
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Whakatane business secures honey deal


A SINGAPOREAN business – Honey House – has signed an agreement with a Whakatane company to buy an initial consignment of honey. Honey House has…

Returned servicemen enter the Whakatane War  Memorial Centre stadium on Saturday

Huge Anzac service turnout


SATURDAY’S Anzac Day civic service in Whakatane is being described as the best-attended ever. Members of the public, military services, service groups, the Edgecumbe Choir…

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Young BMX star going up


RISING Whakatane BMX star Jaydah Lily-Lees is on the up. Following up from a fourth placing at last year’s BMX National Championships, eight-year-old Jaydah placed…

Baywide place up for grabs


TWO Eastern Bay teams are battling for a Baywide rugby spot tomorrow. The second-tier Eastern Bay competition concludes tomorrow where the two undefeated teams, Waimana…