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TENSE TIMES: A selection of photos from Graham Murphy of the danger faced by two fishermen on a jet-ski that tried to go fishing on Sunday afternoon. Photos Graham Murphy

Rescuer ends a comedy of errors


GRAHAM Murphy was at The Heads in Whakatane when he caught two fishermen’s demise on his camera. An avid photographer, Mr Murphy was parked up at…

INCENDIARY DEVICE: Chinese lanterns like this one held by Whakatane District Council principal rural fire officer Neal Yeates, pose a major fire risk
Photo Keith Melville D1629-01

Lanterns spark danger


EASTERN Bay fire authorities are alarmed at the fire dangers posed by Chinese lanterns, which overseas have been described as incendiary devices. The lanterns float…

NEW GADGETS: St John medic, Steve Heighway, has a go at one of their new mobile data terminals. 
Photo Louis Klaassen D1614-04

St John’s new device


ST JOHN is kitting out its fleet of ambulances with a new electronic Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) that will speed up and simply the jobs…

AIR Chathams chief executive Craig Emeny was in Opotiki on Wednesday, meeting with Mayor John Forbes and council staff. Photo Sven Carlsson OB1031-01

Pilot hopes to learn loyalty


HIGHER certification levels, larger capacity and the experience of building a localised air service are some of the benefits Air Chathams will bring to the…

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STEPPING UP: Opotiki’s Dylan Collier was named in the All Blacks Sevens squad this week. Photo supplied

Stars shine to reach squad


TWO Eastern Bay players have been named in the All Blacks Sevens squad. Opotiki’s Dylan Collier and Ruatoki’s Beaudein Waaka are two of four new…

Photo Rambo Estrada

Surf’s up for comp


OHOPE’S Jared Gebert, pictured, picked up a top placing in the first round of the Billabong Grom Series at Mount Maunganui on Sunday. Gebert placed…