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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Surf Life Nation al.Pic: TroyFolder: 9/3/14

Surf club honour their best

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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…

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Keeley ready for starter’s gun

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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…