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Strand driver insane – not guilty


A WOMAN who ploughed her car into four vehicles on Whakatane’s main street then doused herself in petrol has been found not guilty of any…

GLEAMING LINEUP: White Ribbon riders are welcomed to Whakatane after arriving at Mitchell park yesterday afternoon. Photo Louis Klaassen D1380-22

White ribbon riders arrive


CHILDREN jumped inside a bouncy castle and waited for the painted butterflies on their cheeks to dry as 19 gleaming motorbikes roared into Mitchell Park…

ALL IN: Sharon Williams, Jana Thomson, Kirsten Ashcroft and Sally Carter will take on the Taupo Cycle Challenge tomorrow. Photo contributed

Friends fire up for big race


THEY have been hitting the Eastern Bay roads and grinding up Mokorua Gorge, and four Whakatane friends are ready for tomorrow’s Taupo Cycle Challenge. Sharon…

HONOUR: Trident High School head of English Yvetter Krohn-Isherwood has received a Woolf Fisher Trust Fellowship. Photo Troy Baker D1320-01

English teacher receives fellowship


YVETTE Krohn-Isherwood’s passion for teaching is obvious. When she talks about teaching English at Trident High School and her current secondment to the ministry of…

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Fire ravages reserve


UPDATED: FIRE Fighters are still dampening down any final hot spots left by a fire which scorched two hectares of Kawerau’s Monika Lanham Reserve yesterday.…

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Da Silva takes on new opponent


A LATE change of opponent hasn’t altered Kate Da Silva’s game plan. The 31-year-old Kawerau mixed martial arts fighter will take on Rhiannon Thompson in Auckland…

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Tarquin makes a splash


HE would struggle to stay afloat wearing all his medals in the pool as 10-year-old swimmer Tarquin Magner, pictured, rides a wave of recent success.…

IN FORM: Hannah van der Horst won her division at the World Dressage Challenge in Taupo last week. Photo contributed

Top marks for dressage rider


ONE of the Eastern Bay’s top riders showed her stuff on the world stage last week. Hannah van der Horst, and her horse I Romulus,…