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PAYBACK: New World and Pak’n Save supermarkets have been told to refund docked wages.
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Docked wage refund

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TWO Whakatane supermarket bosses have been told to refund docked wages now parent company Foodstuffs has condemned the practice. The owners of Pak’n Save and New…

RIBBON PLANTING: Reverend Chris Barnard sits among a growing number of white ribbons outside Knox Church on Domain Road.                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo Troy Baker D1364-03

White ribbon lawn taking shape

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WHAKATANE’S Knox Presbyterian Church is growing a new kind of garden – a lawn of white ribbons as a silent protest against family violence. Members…

ONE-WAY: A one-way system is in place for boaties due to a sand build up dramatically narrowing the navigation channel in the Whakatane Harbour. Photo Troy Baker D1347-11

Tides rescue river entrance

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HIGH tides have carved a chunk off the troublesome sandspit at the Whakatane River entrance. The extra flow created by very high tides late last…

RESCUE HELICOPTER: Ambulance and rescue helicopter staff stabilise a 49-year-old man after a motocross accident at Matata. Photo supplied

Motorbike accident spate strikes

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THREE people were injured in separate motorbike accidents around the Eastern Bay of Plenty on Sunday and all were helicoptered to hospital. The Rotorua-based BayTrust…

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Bank announces its heroes

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SEVEN everyday people from the Eastern Bay were honoured for doing exceptional things on Friday. As part of the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year…

SEASCAPE: New subdivisions will attract development contributions but not homeowners in existing urban areas under a new Whakatane District Council proposal.

Changes proposed for development contributions

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WHAKATANE District Council is reviewing its development contributions policy in conjunction with next year’s 2015-25 long-term plan. To comply with recent legislation changes, the council…

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AIR TIME: Te Awamutu rider Daniel White on his way to second place at the Tarawera 50 motorbike race near Matata on Saturday. Photo Doug Hickman D1356-039

Riders take on Tarawera

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THE defending champ returned to make it two in a row at the Tarawera 50 on Saturday. Held at a Mimiha Road track near Matata,…

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Event lands big shots

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MORTAL Combat Fight Night is over for another year and organisers say it was a big hit. Event spokesman Carl Cowley was rapt with how the…

IN FORM: Mark Ratana was on form at the weekend. File photo

Tennis team eye up semi-finals

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WHAKATANE Tennis Club’s superb run through the premier interclub continued on Saturday. The trip to Thames was capped off by a dominant win, taking out…