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GOLDEN GLORY: Former jockey Michael Clarke accompanied the 2014 Melbourne Cup to Whakatane. Photo Troy Baker D0884-21

A touch of Melbourne Cup fever


THE Melbourne Cup arrived in Whakatane yesterday in all its golden splendour. Whakatane Intermediate School children were among the first to see the $187,000 cup…

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READY TO GO: Whakatane’s Karen Hanlen is prepared for the UCI Mountainbike World Championships. Photo Troy Baker C9438-08

Hanlen finishes sixth in Glasgow


  Whakatane mountainbiker Karen Hanlen had a strong finish to place sixth in the women’s cross-country race at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this morning. She was…

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Town win extra time thriller


WHAKATANE Town had a 3-1 win over Tauranga City 2 in the Bay Sportsmed Cup on Saturday. They were pushed by Tauranga, who play a…

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Juniors take aim at nationals


THESE three young Whakatane throwers were on target at the New Zealand Youth and Junior Darts Nationals in Hastings recently. Brothers Patrick, left, and Anaru…