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Grape escape


WHAKATANE senior firefighter Rik Tauroa puts water on a small fire near Thompson Crescent today. The Whakatane Volunteer Fire Brigade responded to a call at…


MBIE takes enforcement action


Enforcement action has been taken against eight employers in the Kiwifruit sector in the Opotiki area of the Bay of Plenty following an operation carried…

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Residents urged to conserve water


WATER restriction status signs are being installed in high-profile locations in Whakatane and Ohope to remind residents of the need to conserve water during the…


Chathams airline seals deal


IT’S official – Air Chathams is the Eastern Bay’s new airline although it may not be flying into Whakatane Airport under that name. The airline…

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Horses and holiday a good mix


RACE day returned to Te Teko on anniversary day Monday at the annual Summer Family Fun at Te Teko event. Thousands turned up for the eight-race card…