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SONIA Edwards is writing a commemorative book about those who fought and died in World War I and has prepared crosses for the Gallipoli centenary event planned for Anzac Day 2015. Photo Sven Carlsson OB981-01

Fallen soldier material sought


COMMEMORATIVE material is being sought for a book about Eastern Bay people who died during World War 1. A companion book is planned for the…

Te urewera

Venison back on menu


TE UREWERA venison is back on the menu – just in time for Christmas. New hunting permits for Te Urewera are available today and the…

DUNE TRANSGRESSION: This driver was spotted driving along the protected area of the
 Ohope Spit. 
Photo Monique 

Spit hoons threaten birdlife


CONCERN for dotterel and oystercatcher chicks has grown since culprits have been photographed barrelling across the bird reserves in four-wheel drive vehicles at the eastern…

REMEMBRANCE: Heke Moeke, 13, Tawhiri Matea-Boynton and Kaz Wera, 9, were among a large group of young people who gathered at the Landing Road bridge yesterday to remember Tikitere Fitzgerald, inset, who drowned on December 18, 2013. Photo Troy Baker D1474-45

Popular friend gone but not forgotten


FRIENDS and family of Lance Tikitere Fitzgerald marked the first anniversary of his death yesterday with visits to the Whakatane River. At lunchtime, the friends…

DAMPENER: Motorists charge through floodwater in Peace Street on Wednesday evening. Photo Geoff Mercer D1470-21

Apanui catchment floods again


HEAVY rain turned some Whakatane properties into swimming pools again on Wednesday, leaving owners frustrated and angry. Peace Street and Apanui Avenue were among the…

Malcom Campbell,
Kawerau mayor

Station wants to broadcast to Kawerau shoppers


KAWERAU’S Galaxy Radio station has appealed to Kawerau District Council for an opportunity to broadcast around Jellicoe Court. Galaxy breakfast host and chief executive Grant…

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TALENTED LINEUP: Members of the new Eastern Bay netball academy will have a chance to show their skills next year. Photo contributed

Chance for players to shine


AN EXCITED Te Ahuru Waititi is looking forward to a new Eastern Bay netball academy. The Eastern Bay representative co-ordinator said the 30-player academy was…

Photo Troy Baker D1461-080

Desperate dive


THE final touch games of the year were played at Rex Morpeth Park this week. The mixed grades were played on Monday while the open…

Rugby split ends with compromise


A FOUR-MONTH standoff between the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union and some of its members has come to an end. Union chief executive Mike Rogers…