Caption: Coffee Counsel owner Jenny Mays is serving in reusable mugs to reduce the number of takeaway cups going to landfill.
Work is about to start on Tāneatua’s new police base – now the hunt is on to find someone to design an artwork to sit in front of the base. Police has appointed Vivian Construction to build the base, which has been designed to reflect the valleys of the local […]
Covid-19 vaccine passes will be required for entry to some Council facilities. The decision comes as the Whakatāne District moves to the ‘red light setting’ of the Government’s traffic light system this week. This decision was agreed today (Thursday, 2 December) and adopted at an Emergency Council meeting. The meeting […]
Police have arrested two people in Eastern Bay of Plenty for drugs and firearms offences. The Eastern Bay of Plenty Precision Targeting Team and Tactical Crime Unit supported by Kawerau and Edgecumbe Police have executed search warrants in both Kawerau and Edgecumbe last week in a continuing, concerted effort to […]
Police are seeking information following a suspicious fire at a commercial premises early this morning on The Strand, Whakatāne. Police patrols sighted a car alight in a building on The Strand at 12:43am. The vehicle appears to have reversed through the rear entrance. “It’s fortunate Police were at the scene […]
The Ministry of Health has today confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in the Whakatāne District. Whakatāne District Mayor Judy Turner says this was not unexpected, however it means now more than ever, we need to protect ourselves, our whānau and friends, and our vulnerable by getting vaccinated and following […]
A significant upgrade of the main Whakatāne District Council office is set to begin this year and staff will soon be relocating to temporary office locations ahead of work commencing. The building upgrade was approved through Council’s Long Term Plan 2021-31 earlier this year. It was agreed necessary to address […]
Whakatane Police investigating an aggravated robbery at a service station are seeking help from the public. Around 1am on Saturday 20 November, a person entered Caltex Whakatane on Commerce Street holding a knife. The person jumped over the counter and demanded cigarettes and cash, threatening the sole attendant working. At […]