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YOUNG ENTERTAINERS: Leo Bicknell, 12, shows off his juggling and stilt walking outside the Kawerau Council Concert Chambers last week. Photo Troy Baker D0833-22

Street performers training a hit


TRANSFORMING Kawerau’s youth into street performers was the aim of two council-run workshops in the school holidays. Kawerau District Council ran the workshops over two…

Whakatane District Court

Woman stabs partner in jealous rage


A KAWERAU woman who stabbed her long-term partner in a jealous rage has been sentenced to home detention. Beverly Ann Rapana, 30, was sentenced to…

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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. 
Photo Doug Hickman D0839-03

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…

COMING THROUGH: Paroa’s Connor Henry crashes into the tackle of Te Teko’s John Puutu at Lawson Park on Saturday. Photo Doug Hickman D0480-100

Baywide play-offs set


FOUR Eastern Bay teams are still in the hunt for a Baywide rugby title after the final week of the regular season on Saturday. Paroa…

ALL ON: The Whakatane Roller Derby League clash with the Pirate City Broadside Brawlers at the Whakatane War Memorial Centre on Saturday. 
Photo Adyn Ogle 

Double derby delights


THE Whakatane Roller Derby League kept their undefeated home record intact with another convincing win at the Whakatane War Memorial Centre on Saturday. They beat…

Roller Mills squad named


THREE Eastern Bay players have been named in the Bay of Plenty team to compete at the Northern Regions Roller Mills competition. Rangitaiki’s Ngamura Maui…