One of New Zealand’s longest running and most vibrant national contemporary art awards will open to the public at Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi, Sunday 16 February 2020. The 2020 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award – Three Dimensional Art Form (MMCA 20), has more than $20,000 in prize money […]
Thousands are expected for the second annual Whakatane Seafood Festival this Saturday. Headlined by New Zealand reggae band, Tomorrow People, the event will feature a stunning line-up of 34 vendors and stallholders including the popular Thomas Fried Bread and their spectacular creamed paua dish. The festival is held at Te […]
Police are appealing for help from the public to locate Scott Beattie, who has been reported missing. Scott is 35-years-old and was last seen on Monday 13 January in Hamilton Central. He is 180cm tall, of a solid build and was last seen wearing dark trousers and a dark shirt. […]
Whakatāne District Council and Tourism Bay of Plenty are encouraging visitors to explore all that Whakatāne and the Bay of Plenty has to offer and support the region over the summer months. Mayor Judy Turner says the Whakatāne community is welcoming visitors to the region with open arms. “Whakatāne is […]
Police have released a free mobile app for Apple and Android devices, providing another channel for the public to access policing services, information, news and alerts while on the go and when it suits them. The NZ Police app is available for download from the Google Play Store(link is external) […]
Hot on the heels of the most popular baby names for 2019, the Department of Internal Affairs has released the list of names that were declined by the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Topping the list are honorifics such as King, Lady, Princess and Empress. Registrar-General Jeff Montgomery explains […]
One person has died following a water-related incident at Whakatane Heads. Emergency services were advised shortly after 2pm that a person had been pulled from the water in a critical condition. Medical attention was administered but the person died at the scene.
NZ Post has had to review the use of cheques as a form of payment, and as a result from the end of February will no longer accept them. As many people will be aware, fewer and fewer people are using cheques because there are alternative ways to pay that […]