The voting results of the Whakatōhea Settelement Process were relased yesterday and it is clear that all Whakatōhea hapū have all voted in support of a Waitangi Tribunal process. “I am almost certain that all the claimants are extremly happy right now that the results have clearly indiciated all hapū support a Waitangi Tribunal Inquiry […]
Consultation is open and residents can provide their input into the district’s future through the Long-Term Plan (LTP) 2018-2028. The development of the LTP gives individuals, organisations and businesses a chance to have a say on what Council will deliver – and how – for the next 10 years. Ōpōtiki Councillor, Shona Browne, said that […]
Green S Welfare Force Wing planting team in 2016. This Sunday will see another planting day on the Dunes Trail of Motu Trails. Everyone is invited to join in and help restore the coastal environment. The planting day will be the second of three on the Dunes Trail this winter, starting at 9.30am and followed by […]
Photo Caption: Mayor Tony Bonne discussing the Plastic Free July initiative with members of the Whakatāne-Ōhope Community Board. Pictured are (seated left to right): Carolyn Hamill, Tony Bonne, Christine Chambers and Moira Hanna; standing (left to right) are Scott Jarrett, Neville Delahunty and Mike van der Boom. Whakatāne has joined more than a dozen other […]
Text alerts, the Red Cross hazard app and Facebook were some of the alerting tools put to the test by Civil Defence this morning as part of a Bay of Plenty wide check. Vehicle mounted sirens were also tested in specific areas and fixed sirens in the eastern Bay. Director of Emergency Management Bay of […]
Bay of Plenty Civil Defence is testing their alerting systems at 10am next Monday. They are urging the public to take this opportunity to make an emergency plan and put it into practice. These twice yearly tests enable them to check that the systems which are used to alert people about natural and manmade emergencies are working […]
The Whakatāne District Council has delegated authority to Chief Executive Marty Grenfell to consider exemptions which would allow heavy traffic to travel through Ōhope, under tightly controlled conditions, while the Pekatahi Bridge remains closed. The Council’s Traffic and Speed Bylaw requires heavy traffic to use the State Highway network under most circumstances, but the three-month […]
The woman whose body was found in Opotiki yesterday has been identified as 54-year-old Marama Lloyd, also known as Marama Greeks, from Otaki. While Police’s investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death is ongoing, it is not thought to be suspicious. The matter will be referred to the Coroner.