• Tuesday, May 3, 2016 A MAN who stole an Opotiki woman’s car then drove to Gisborne and beat three people with a steel baseball bat was jailed for 13 years in the Gisborne District Court last week.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 NINE ocean-going boats from the Whakatane Yacht Club crossed the Opotiki bar, sailed up the Waioeka River and spent the night moored at the town’s wharf on Saturday.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 MUCH of White Island has been painted a green-yellow colour by an eruption last week.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 A BEE transport gone wrong saw St John Ambulance, police and the Opotiki Volunteer Fire Brigade called out early on Sunday morning.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 HUSQVARNA is looking for people to test-drive its Automower robotic lawnmower – the benefit being you can keep the mower.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Righting the wrong after burgling host A 17-year-old man convicted of burglary stayed at the house of his victim, with his pregnant partner, before helping himself to money he knew was in the house.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 KEEPING on top of the kiwifruit vine-killing bacteria Psa takes a trained eye and familiarity with the indicators of the disease, says one Te Puke kiwifruit grower.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 FIVE Eastern Bay supermarkets are backing this year’s Westpac rescue helicopter appeal, including Opotiki New World.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 SINGER Rebecca Wilson will perform in Opotiki later this month.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 INPUT from seafarers and other maritime workers is being sought as Maritime New Zealand considers proposed changes to the seafarer certification framework.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 OPOTIKI will have a new entertainment highlight on offer next summer.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 FORMER St Joseph’s Opotiki student Courtney McKonkey had the “experience of a lifetime” during the holidays at the Sir Peter Blake Youth Enviroleaders Forum.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 SURPLUS soil from a High Street road improvement job has turned into a BMX track thanks to Empire of Dirt and a bit of planning.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 THE fitness of Opotiki netball players who took part in the grading tournament played in Whakatane on Saturday was put to the test.
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 MICHAEL Young, the only New Zealander registered in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, finished third overall at the first round of the championship held at the International Rally of Whangarei this weekend after suffering
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 MAYOR John Forbes wants the Opotiki district to not take part in local body elections later this year, continuing instead with the present line-up of elected members.
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 THE opportunity to work on the initial construction stage of Opotiki’s new horse trail is something Tuhaereroa Little is grateful for – it could keep him out of jail.
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 TRANSPORT minister Simon Bridges has announced a $520 million package that will transform State Highway 2 between Tauranga and Waihi.
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 ONE of those who stood out at the Anzac Day service in Opotiki on Monday – due to the mix of emotions he showed – was Phallo Haulangi.
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 BEING far away from Germany appears to work out well for Opotiki.
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016 IF an 89-year-old Opotiki woman had known the intentions of the family that employed her as a nanny in Britain 65 years ago, her life would have followed another path.

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