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Strand driver insane – not guilty

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A WOMAN who ploughed her car into four vehicles on Whakatane’s main street then doused herself in petrol has been found not guilty of any…

GLEAMING LINEUP: White Ribbon riders are welcomed to Whakatane after arriving at Mitchell park yesterday afternoon. Photo Louis Klaassen D1380-22

White ribbon riders arrive

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CHILDREN jumped inside a bouncy castle and waited for the painted butterflies on their cheeks to dry as 19 gleaming motorbikes roared into Mitchell Park…

ALL IN: Sharon Williams, Jana Thomson, Kirsten Ashcroft and Sally Carter will take on the Taupo Cycle Challenge tomorrow. Photo contributed

Friends fire up for big race

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THEY have been hitting the Eastern Bay roads and grinding up Mokorua Gorge, and four Whakatane friends are ready for tomorrow’s Taupo Cycle Challenge. Sharon…

HONOUR: Trident High School head of English Yvetter Krohn-Isherwood has received a Woolf Fisher Trust Fellowship. Photo Troy Baker D1320-01

English teacher receives fellowship

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YVETTE Krohn-Isherwood’s passion for teaching is obvious. When she talks about teaching English at Trident High School and her current secondment to the ministry of…

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Fire ravages reserve

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UPDATED: FIRE Fighters are still dampening down any final hot spots left by a fire which scorched two hectares of Kawerau’s Monika Lanham Reserve yesterday.…

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Da Silva takes on new opponent

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A LATE change of opponent hasn’t altered Kate Da Silva’s game plan. The 31-year-old Kawerau mixed martial arts fighter will take on Rhiannon Thompson in Auckland…

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Tarquin makes a splash

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HE would struggle to stay afloat wearing all his medals in the pool as 10-year-old swimmer Tarquin Magner, pictured, rides a wave of recent success.…

IN FORM: Hannah van der Horst won her division at the World Dressage Challenge in Taupo last week. Photo contributed

Top marks for dressage rider

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ONE of the Eastern Bay’s top riders showed her stuff on the world stage last week. Hannah van der Horst, and her horse I Romulus,…