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YOUNG ENTERTAINERS: Leo Bicknell, 12, shows off his juggling and stilt walking outside the Kawerau Council Concert Chambers last week. Photo Troy Baker D0833-22

Street performers training a hit

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TRANSFORMING Kawerau’s youth into street performers was the aim of two council-run workshops in the school holidays. Kawerau District Council ran the workshops over two…

Whakatane District Court

Woman stabs partner in jealous rage

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A KAWERAU woman who stabbed her long-term partner in a jealous rage has been sentenced to home detention. Beverly Ann Rapana, 30, was sentenced to…

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IN FORM: Whakatane's Sharon Clark, front, competes in the Australian Women's Masters hockey championship in Darwin last week. Photo cotnributed

Clark helps state team to silver

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WHAKATANE’S Sharon Clark came close to an Australian state hockey championship last week. The 34-year-old striker represented Queensland in the Australian Women’s Masters Championships in…

RACING AHEAD: Hunter Billings and Regan Wilson battle for the lead at the Whakatane and Kawerau harrier clubs event on Saturday. 
Photo Doug Hickman D0839-03

Harriers season speeds ahead

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IT may not have been the Commonwealth Games athletic stadium, but the Whakatane Harrier Club carved up the track in Kawerau on Saturday. They combined…

COMING THROUGH: Paroa’s Connor Henry crashes into the tackle of Te Teko’s John Puutu at Lawson Park on Saturday. Photo Doug Hickman D0480-100

Baywide play-offs set

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FOUR Eastern Bay teams are still in the hunt for a Baywide rugby title after the final week of the regular season on Saturday. Paroa…

ALL ON: The Whakatane Roller Derby League clash with the Pirate City Broadside Brawlers at the Whakatane War Memorial Centre on Saturday. 
Photo Adyn Ogle 
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Double derby delights

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THE Whakatane Roller Derby League kept their undefeated home record intact with another convincing win at the Whakatane War Memorial Centre on Saturday. They beat…

Roller Mills squad named

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THREE Eastern Bay players have been named in the Bay of Plenty team to compete at the Northern Regions Roller Mills competition. Rangitaiki’s Ngamura Maui…