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LIFT OFF: Steven McMillie, 12, and Raiden Tane, 12, get comfortable in a plane waiting at the Whakatane airport before their flight to Tauranga. Photo Doug Hickman D0408-13

A flight to inspire


EIGHT Eastern Bay kids were all aboard three small planes for a flying adventure on Sunday aimed at inspiring them. Take a Kid Flying was…

Tony Bonne,
Whakatane mayor

Project’s $62m annual stimulus


AN economic impact assessment of the two developments proposed for council-owned land at Bunyan Road will generate 353 construction jobs a year for 20 years,…

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Low cloud hampers rescue


INACESSIBLE terrain and low cloud prevented rescue helicopters from flying to a crash scene in the Waioeka Gorge yesterday. Emergency services were called to the…

Two dead in tow truck accident


TWO Opotiki men  died this afternoon after the tow truck they were in left a narrow gravel road and rolled down a 30 metre bank. Theaccident happened…

Cutting town sections sizes


A PLAN to allow smaller residential sections and increased housing density in a large part of the Whakatane residential area has been criticised as premature…

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Petrie ready to have a go


ALEXI Petrie reckons his chance is now and he will not be left wondering. The 22-year-old Whakatane triathlete leaves for Germany in two weeks to…

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Surf club honour their best


THE Whakatane Surf Lifesaving Club held their end of year prizegiving on Saturday. The prizegiving closed a big summer for the club, which included hosting…


Keeley ready for starter’s gun


KEELEY Sexton is poised to jump out of the blocks at the Interprovincial Athletics Championships this weekend. He will compete in Auckland for the Waikato-Bay…