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district councillor,
Barry Howe

Out-of-town candidates a hot topic

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DEBATE about Opotiki District Council’s appointment strategy has erupted following allegations two council positions, understood to be assistant librarian roles, were awarded to out-of-towners. A…

LETISHA White with her Sir Peter Blake award, presented yesterday at a special St Joseph’s school assembly. She is photographed with her mother, Catriona White, and Opotiki Westpac manager Lorraine Hickey. Photo Whare Akuhata OB1227-1

Two pairs of lucky red socks

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ST Joseph’s School student Letisha White was one of the few school students who knew who Sir Peter Blake was. She even has a pair…

HEARTLAND VISIT: Finance minister Bill English and East Coast MP Anne Tolley reflected on the economic importance of milk while in Whakatane yesterday. Photo Louis Klaassen D2268-03

Economics in plain English

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IN Whakatane to sound out heartland issues, finance minister Bill English says the dairy industry faces a perfect storm of oversupply and falling prices. He…

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Henry poised for second title

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WHAKATANE golfer Henry Spring was leading the New South Wales State Championships in Wollongong yesterday. He fired an impressive five birdies on the front nine…

Photo Louis Klaasen D2245-016.

Six-hour adventure at Manawahe

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THE Manawahe Eco Trust Six-Hour Adventure Race included 168 competitors on Sunday as teams navigated checkpoints in a race to the finish line. Pictured are…