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Vessel washed onto Whale Island


BAY of Plenty Regional Council is investigating an unmanned boat which has dragged its anchor and gone ashore on the southwestern shore of Whale Island…

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Con man active in East Bay


A MAN Whakatane police are warning people to beware of claims he is an honest worker put on a hard road by an unfair employer.…

SEARCH: Senior constable Dave Robison and his dog Isaac hunt for escaped prisoner Joel John Graham near the Waioeka River, 350 metres southwest of the Coastguard building in Opotiki.

Police search Opotiki for escapee


EASTERN Bay police were yesterday searching Opotiki for Joel John Graham, who escaped from a van transporting him from Waikeria Prison to the Opotiki District…

TURTLE TIME: Alexis Teepa gets up close and personal with a turtle at Heron Island.

Heron Island offers lifetime experience


WHAKATANE High School senior marine studies students have returned from a week at the University of Queensland’s research station at Heron Island full of enthusiasm…

YOUNG FLYER: After earning his private pilot licence at just 18 he is off to Hawke’s Bay to chase his dream of flying commercial planes. Photo supplied

Dylan flying after his dreams


A YOUNG Whakatane pilot who wants to fly commercial aircraft has taken the next step toward his dream. Dylan Jarvey moved to Hawke’s Bay last…

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ALL ON: Whakatane High School will contest the Bay of Plenty secondary school first division final at Rotorua International Stadium tomorrow. Photo contributed

Just one win from glory


WHAKATANE High School are pumped up for their shot at rugby glory. The first XV clash is with Aquinas College in the Bay of Plenty…

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Tyla on the comeback after injury


OPOTIKI golfer Tyla Kingi has been named in a New Zealand junior team just a month after breaking her collarbone. The 15-year-old was forced from…

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Hanging out for adventure


WHAKATANE Six Hour Adventure Race organiser Austin Oliver clings to a rock face as he scouts part of the course ahead of tomorrow’s race. The…