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HEARTLAND VISIT: Finance minister Bill English and East Coast MP Anne Tolley reflected on the economic importance of milk while in Whakatane yesterday. Photo Louis Klaassen D2268-03

Economics in plain English

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IN Whakatane to sound out heartland issues, finance minister Bill English says the dairy industry faces a perfect storm of oversupply and falling prices. He…

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Matatini – but for babies

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IT’S like the national kapa haka competition, Te Matatini, but for babies. There were the full-facial moko, the intricate bodices, swirling poi and a cacophony…

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Henry poised for second title

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WHAKATANE golfer Henry Spring was leading the New South Wales State Championships in Wollongong yesterday. He fired an impressive five birdies on the front nine…

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Six-hour adventure at Manawahe

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THE Manawahe Eco Trust Six-Hour Adventure Race included 168 competitors on Sunday as teams navigated checkpoints in a race to the finish line. Pictured are…