A spate of vandalism over the weekend has wreaked havoc on public conveniences and decimated established gardens in the Whakatāne District. The public toilet facilities at Matahina Dam suffered a severe arson attack on Saturday evening. Only the shell of the building remains after extensive fire damage destroyed the ablution […]
Police can now name the man who died following the crash on SH30, Awakeri, yesterday. He was Daniel James, 25, of Ohope. Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends. Two others were seriously injured in the two-vehicle crash. Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.
Results from the judicial recount for the Galatea-Murupara Ward of the Whakatāne District Council were released today following a tie of votes at the triennial election. The final vote count released on 18 October 2019 showed that candidates Hinerangi Goodman and Alison Silcock had drawn with 262 votes each. Where […]
An opportunity to align with a national movement, Feast Matariki, will see Whakatāne’s Local Wild Food Challenge moved to July 2020. Usually held in February, the food challenge and festival centres around dishes prepared from wild food gathered from the land and sea. Eat New Zealand’s Feast Matariki concept has […]
The Walking Access Commission Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa is calling for nominations of people and groups who champion public access to the outdoors. Nominations are open until 13 December 2019. The Outdoor Access Champion Awards have been running since 2013. They recognise individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to […]
Using cannabis helps people with spinal cord injuries better tolerate almost constant and excruciating pain and participate in community and family life without feeling like ‘zombies’, a new study has found. Participants in the joint University of Otago, Christchurch and Burwood Academy of Independent Living study found, on balance, the […]
With the Government’s announcement today that the primary sector will remain outside the ETS, the rest of New Zealand – including the groups that are most vulnerable to climate change – will continue to subsidise the largest emitters who own a disproportionate share of the country’s assets, according to Mari […]
The Murupara Aquatic Centre is holding a family fun day this weekend to celebrate the opening of its 2019/20 season. The opening, on this Saturday, 26 October, will feature plenty of games for all the family and a free sausage sizzle. The aquatic centre’s giant inflatable will be available for […]