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Wananga to repay $5.9m


AN 18-week Maori tourism course was delivered in one day to 94 members of the Warriors Rugby League organisation, but taxpayers still paid the full…

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Fit-out in new Strand Plaza shops


STRAND Plaza shop fit-outs are taking place at the new commercial premises built on The Strand Plaza, which is nearing completion. Mike Shepherd, the owner…


Regional council pay scale


FORTY-SIX Bay of Plenty Regional Council employees earn more than $100,000, according to the council’s latest annual report. Chief executive Mary-Anne Macleod earned $315,569 in…

LUXURY CAMPING: Farmer Tim Macintosh and passing rat trap baiter Pip Wonacott relax at the new Chattam Farm glamping (glamorous camping) site. Photo Geoff Mercer D1144-21

Glamping Manawahe style


IF you want to have a go at defining idyllic, you might want to use Tim and Jo Macintosh’s new glamping site to set the…

TOWN BIRDS: Professor Bruce Clarkson explains how to tempt native birds into urban environments at the launch of the Whakatane Halo project last weekend. Photo Troy Baker. D1129-02

Whakatane Halo begins


THE Whakatane Kiwi Project has kicked off its next initiative aimed at restoring and enhancing biodiversity in the town and surrounding areas. With a number…

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Making a splash at masters championships


THE Whakatane Masters Swimming Club will host the annual North Island Masters Swimming Short Course Championships. Pictured is one of the competitors, Whakatane’s Cathryn Rowland.…

IN TRANSITION: Whakatane’s Daniel Jones wants to make the shift to 
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Jones makes his move


DANIEL Jones is ready to move on. After five years of running college track in the United States, the 24-year-old is ready to break into…