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TE ARA Utauta waka Ama club captain Lyn Parekura and chairman Steven Tai. Photo Karla Akuhata

Revamp for waka ama club


STEVEN Tai knows that many hands make light work. Last month he was made the chairman of the new Te Ara Utauta Waka Ama club…

Charter boat owner, Mick Goodin

Snapper fishery doing okay


SNAPPER awareness and natural cycles appear to be working in tandem to provide Eastern Bay fishers with the popular fish, as long as the required…

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Kura ki Uta rise from the ashes


OPOTIKI College kapa haka Kura ki Uta, is counting down to the National Secondary Schools’ Kapa Haka Competition, which begins in Gisborne on Monday. The…


Off to the ball


TONIGHT Whakatane High School students will venture through the wardrobe and into C S Lewis’ land of ice and snow. Around 330 are expected to…

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Raking ready


WHAKATANE Golf Club greenkeeper Tukai Ellis rakes a bunker ahead of the club’s biggest event next week. Whakatane will host the 72-hole strokeplay championships beginning…

GO AHEAD: Paroa will host Kahukura in tomorrow’s Baywide first division semi-final. Pictured is Paroa winger Kurt Baker against Te Teko last week. File photo

One step left for the big dance


A PART in the main event beckons four Eastern Bay rugby teams. Paroa take on Kahukura in a semi-final clash tomorrow, hoping to make their…

IN FORM: Whakatane's Sharon Clark, front, competes in the Australian Women's Masters hockey championship in Darwin last week. Photo cotnributed

Clark helps state team to silver


WHAKATANE’S Sharon Clark came close to an Australian state hockey championship last week. The 34-year-old striker represented Queensland in the Australian Women’s Masters Championships in…

RACING AHEAD: Hunter Billings and Regan Wilson battle for the lead at the Whakatane and Kawerau harrier clubs event on Saturday. 
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Harriers season speeds ahead


IT may not have been the Commonwealth Games athletic stadium, but the Whakatane Harrier Club carved up the track in Kawerau on Saturday. They combined…