Parade for Golden Girl

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://newswhakatane.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/gold_medallist_lisa_carrington_after_the_victory_c_5026baf7c1.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] On Monday a parade will be held to honour local golden girl Lisa Carrington. The parade  starts at noon and is expected to conclude at 12.20pm. It will be followed by a Civic Centre Ceremony outside the Whakatane District Council. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Alzheimers Memory Walk

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://newswhakatane.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MW_2016_web_banner.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Also on Sunday the Whakatane Alzheimer’s Memory Walk is one of many being held  throughout New Zealand in September. The Whakatane Walk will start at 2pm at the  ampitheatre on the Warren Cole Walkway and head toward the bridge. Registrations begin at 1pm.  ­ [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Opotiki Dunes Dash and Half Marathon

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://newswhakatane.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/13895595_1235117019854059_3535506656480167341_n.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] This Sunday the Opotiki Dunes Dash and Half Marathon takes place along the stunning Motu Trails, which is part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail Network. This fun “trail run” type event includes a 5km, 10km and 21km track that starts at Opotiki’s Memorial Park and traverses the impressive Pakowhai ki Otutaopuku Bridge and follows the Dunes Trail section of the Motu Trails Cycleway. The event starts at 8.30am. For more information go to the Opotiki Dunes Dash Facebook page. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Junior Rugby League Festival

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://newswhakatane.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Tyrone-Campbell.png” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Whakatane’s inaugural Junior Rugby League Festival begins on Friday. The Festival is the creation of Tyrone Campbell of Global Games, an event organising company with  extensive experience in holding international sports fixtures and which is now based in Matatā. The Festival will see 40 teams of 10­12 year old league players attend the competition and be hosted  on marae throughout the District. More than 3000 people are expected to be in the Whakatāne area as supporters or players over the  Festival weekend, so hospitality and retail providers can expect to see many of these visitors out and  about seeking places to eat and things to do. As a junior league festival we can also expect a few cuts  and scrapes so pharmacies may want to consider extending their trading hours. The public are invited to show their support at the opening ceremony on Friday at Mataatua Reserve  at 2pm, and also at the games themselves, which will be held at Rugby Park and Rex Morpeth Park on  Saturday and Sunday starting at 8:30am. This will be a regular annual event supported by Whakatāne District Council, and we are hoping  Whakatāne will give our visitors a warm welcome that will make them sure to return. Events such as  this have a sizeable and very positive impact on our economy and this event in particular can also  have a very positive impact on our young people. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Landing Road Bridge Roundabout

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” src=”http://newswhakatane.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DSC_0253.jpg”] [/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] The Whakatāne District Council has recommended that people travelling into the town’s central business district during the peak morning commute period consider taking alternative routes during […]

2016 Horizon Business Excellence Awards

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”http://newswhakatane.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/IMG_9110.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Every two years the Whakatane Memorial Hall undergoes significant transformation. Instead of the sweaty smell of jocks vying for sporting dominance, the air is […]