• Tuesday, September 2, 2014 EXTRA tissue paper had to be brought in to dry eyes at an AWHI Credit Union meeting last Wednesday evening when members were told the organisation will cease to exist.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 OPOTIKI’S Rosegarden Preschool has taken delivery of a luxurious sandpit, courtesy of BCITO and an Opotiki College construction team.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 ORGANISERS of the Horizon Energy Motu Challenge are calling out for a key volunteer to replace a retiring stalwart.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 FOLLOWING a recent audit, Opotiki District Council’s building function has received accreditation for another two years.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 CONSERVATION volunteers from Matata to Whanarua Bay gathered in Ohope on Wednesday to learn pest predator trapping skills prior to the beginning of the shorebird breeding season.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 A TE Kaha woman who thought she had lost money at an Opotiki ATM now wants to repay the woman who consoled her financially.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 NOT catching much whitebait at the moment? It might not be all down to bad luck.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 HITTING a deer on a rainy country road is best done in a driving simulator.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 DEPARTMENT of Conservation biodiversity ranger Mithuna Sothieson is alerting residents that seeing fur seals on the Opotiki beaches at this time of year is not a cause for alarm.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 AFTER taking out the Bay of Plenty secondary school rugby title, Opotiki College Girls first XV were bought back to earth with a giant thud when they took on the team from Hamilton Girls High School at the weekend.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014 TWO Opotiki schoolboys played their part in Eastern Bay earning a Stan Meads Cup home semi-final.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 FOUR Department of Conservation representatives were delivered a stiff rebuke from Mayor John Forbes when they fronted up to an Opotiki District Council meeting this week to smooth tensions between the two organisations.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 RAHERA Stainton is quiet and doesn’t like a fuss. So much so that she doesn’t think it is a big deal she will shave off her long black hair this weekend.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 FISH & Game is urging Opotiki hunters to seize their last opportunity to bag some upland game birds – pheasants and quail – and black swan and pukeko.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 AFTER 31 years at the helm of kiwifruit packhouse business EastPack, Tony Hawken is stepping down to pursue other interests.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 MERI Ira Hiki has received a boost toward her dream of becoming a nurse by being awarded a New Horizons for Women scholarship.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 PREPARATIONS for the new Smiths City store are under way, but a definite opening day has not been decided.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 NATURAL fibres are a specialty for Ohiwa woman Loi Lamberg and her skill with them has led to an invitation to be a guest artist at the Alexandra Blossom Festival.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 EASTERN Bay made a good start in their quest to retain the Stan Meads Cup.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 OPOTIKI youth worker Kingi Williams credits listening to sage advice in a precarious situation after winning a gold medal last weekend.
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 THE prisoner who escaped custody in Opotiki last week has been recaptured at his father’s home in the Manawatu town of Feilding.

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