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LINE-UP: A line-up of trucks delayed by this morning's accident on SH2 just north of Opotiki.

Truck crash closes road


TRUCKS delayed by the closure of State Highway 2 north of Opotiki this morning have now been let through. Emergency services opened the road to…


Sexual assault in Te Teko


A PUBLIC toilet near Te Teko’s Eivers Park was cordoned off yesterday morning as police investigated a sexual assault complaint. Whakatane police Detective Sergeant Anthony…

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Spreading a positive message


AS part of its Positive Behaviour For Learning (PB4L) initiative, Whakatane High School is building on the momentum of a successful anti-bullying campaign by launching…

FILMING: A private screening of the short film Ow What, featuring Timoti Tiakiwai, will be held at Te Wharekura o Ruatoki today. Photo supplied

Ruatoki movie screens today


“OW What!” is a classic Maori-English slang phrase and one that’s heard a lot in the Eastern Bay. Freelance film producer-director Mike Jonathan has taken…

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CRASHING AHEAD: Coastline captain Zachan Herewini, from Putauaki, powers through the Gisborne defence at Tarawera Park on Saturday. 
Photo Doug Hickman D1023-055

Reps take win in first game


KAWERAU hosted representative rugby league at Tarawera Park on Saturday. The Coastline team, which represents Eastern and Western Bays, beat Gisborne 34-22 in the first…

ON COURT: Whakatane Squash Club F-grade team members Unu Rangihika, Te Aorangi Murphy-Fell and Manaia Murphy-Fell train ahead of a national tournament next month. 
Photo Adyn Ogle D1030-08

Club success to launch big year


WHAKATANE Squash Club president Wayne Wills says current on-court success is the perfect pre-cursor to a big 2015 for the club. The club’s teams and…