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Whakatane District Court

Stabbing victim begs for her life


A WHAKATANE man pleaded guilty to one charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after stabbing the mother of his four children.…

POPPIES-A-PLENTY: Evelyn Barton, 14, holds a bucket of handmade scallop shell poppies, a fundraiser for her Trident High School trip to Great Barrier Island. D1885-11

Final summer night market


AFTERNOON rain cleared just in time for the start of Kawerau’s final summer night market on Thursday, which concluded with a song and dance. Along…

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TOP TEAM: Matthew Butler, Lenny Jenkins, Elliott Jenkins and Finn Jenkins on their way to winning a gold medal at the Maadi Cup regatta at Lake Karapiro last week.                                                                                                                                          Photo Maurice Butler

Historic gold haul heroes


MEDALS, awards and free Weet-Bix were part of Whakatane High School’s best-ever Maadi Cup regatta. Whakatane High School claimed five national titles at the New…

SKY HIGH: Jordan Rakuraku stretches in the lineout against Opotiki at Princess Street Reserve on Saturday. D1890-24

Upset in rugby season opener


AN upset kicked off the first round of the rugby season on Saturday. Whakatane Marist blitzed Paroa 51-19 at Lawson Park, scoring six tries to…