Unattended cooking is the biggest cause of house fires in New Zealand – a fire risk that is higher than ever under the COVID-19 lockdown.Celebrity chef Josh Emett is joining forces with Fire and Emergency NZ to remind people about keeping fire safe in the kitchen. ‘We’re all confined to […]
The Bay of Plenty Mayoral Forum met Tuesday via audio-visual link to discuss projects from across the region that are being submitted to the Government’s Crown Infrastructure Partners group.
Sparkes from a powerline is thought to have caused a large grass fire in Onepu this afternoon. Fire crews from Whakatane, Edgecumbe and Kawerau responded to the blaze on Onepu Springs Road just after 3 pm. The fire came within 40 meters of nearby homes, however quick actions by fire […]
Renowned eel expert and kaitiaki (guardian) Wiliam ‘Bill’ Kerrison died suddenly today. Known as Mr Tuna – Bill Kerrison devoted his life to protecting and enhancing the survival of eels on the Rangitaiki River. Each year he would trap and transfer millions of elvers and other native fish species past […]
A new film showcasing Whakatāne to visitors hopes to give viewers a glimpse of the true essence of the Eastern Bay of Plenty town, by featuring locals enjoying what they love about the place. Produced with a small budget, unpaid local personalities take viewers on a journey from dawn till […]