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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
While it may have been a group of students from Nelson College claiming The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise (YES) Company of the Year title, it was an Opotiki College student who took the individual prize. Teriaki Williams was managing director of the Opotiki College Young Enterprise team “Quick Coders” that won the […]
Whakatāne District Council is organising workshops to help local food industry operators “get up to speed” on new registration requirements. The Food Act 2014 came into effect on 1 March 2016, marking the beginning of a three year, phased-transition to the new system, and Council Manager Building and Monitoring, Nick […]