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Tuhoe take on DOC staff


STEP-BY-STEP, brick-by-brick, Tuhoe is strengthening its hand in Te Urewera. Just one year after signing and completing its Treaty of Waitangi settlement with the Crown,…

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Man crushed under tractor


A MAN suffered serious leg injuries in a tractor accident at Paerata Ridge on Monday morning. The alarm was raised at about 7.50am and the…

Whakatane District Court

Grandfather to sort out beater


A 17-year-old who, with his father, severely beat a man, narrowly avoided going to jail after Judge Louis Bidois decided to send him to live…

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Otere Black,
rugby playmaker

Black happy after huge season


OTERE Black is only focused on the next job – helping Manawatu on the ITM Cup. The 20-year-old, who’s family links are in the Eastern…

Sarah Walker,
BMX champion

Walker claims bronze in time trial


KAWRAU’S Sarah Walker has made a stellar return after a long injury lay-off, grabbing a bronze medal in the time trial at the world championships in…