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Derek Spratt,
Bay of Plenty Rural Support Trust

Farmers consider cost cutting


LARGE end-of-year tax bills faced by dairy farmers will compound their financial woes as they wait for a pay-out, which some commentators and farm advisers…

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Kiwis – wear your lifejackets


KIWI Boy is ready for a day out on the water. As the statue on the Warren Cole Walkway continued his check of weather conditions…

GOLDEN TICKETS: Glossy tickets from Moon Spirit Paradise arrived in a Te Teko letter box but the gold scratchies were hoax.
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Scam scratchies reach Eastern Bay


SCRATCHIES revealing a $175,000 cash prize appeared in the letterbox of one Te Teko resident in August this year. The envelope was stamped with a…

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IN FORM: Whakatane’s Stacey Waaka will play in the Women’s Provincial Championship final. Photo supplied

Waaka ready for pinnacle match


WHAKATANE’S Stacey Waaka is excited about this weekend’s Women’s Provincial Championship rugby final. Waaka will play at centre for Waikato against Auckland in New Plymouth…