Two exciting art exhibitions at Te Kōputu – Whakatāne’s Library and Exhibition Centre – are both coming to a close on 25 November, offering art lovers a last chance to appreciate some outstanding, locally inspired works. Kutarere Sunrise by Whanganui artist Lauren Lauren Lysaght’ features a collection of exquisitely made […]
Waiotahi Contractors have been fined $88,200 for allowing sediment contaminated stormwater to enter the Kaitemako Stream in Ohauiti, Tauranga. The offending happened during a late summer rain event in February last year, where, despite being warned about oncoming rain, an earthworks site they were managing near Ohauiti was overwhelmed and […]
The Government is pioneering a new approach to allow whānau and communities to flourish with an investment of $15 million towards whānau-led community housing developments, Minister for Māori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta announced today. Nanaia Mahuta opened the National Māori Housing Conference 2018 in the Waikato. This is the first […]
A drilling rig will be seen near Whakatāne CBD stopbanks in coming days, as the Bay of Plenty Regional Council undertakes investigative work set out in its Long Term Plan. Environmental Engineer Kent Jacobsen says the tractor-mounted geotech rigs will be taking bore samples at three sites within about 200 […]
Whakatane Police are investigating after a man was struck by a vehicle in Taneatua on Monday afternoon. Emergency Services were called to Howell Road around 4.30pm. The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.