• Tuesday, June 29, 2016 Some residents were left isolated after torrential rain caused flooding that closed a number of roads in the Opotiki district last week.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 AN Opotiki couple may have been the target of one of the worst IRD scams concocted, with police urging the public to be alert to it.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 A CONVERSATIONAL-styled book launched recently features Eastern Bay artists, writers, musicians, and performers, including four from Opotiki.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 AN innovative artificial pollinator, designed and manufactured in Whakatane, has won a top Fieldays award, with judges saying the design could be a boon for kiwifruit growers.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 MOTU Trails executive officer Jim Robinson says the Fieldays event, held annually near Hamilton over four days, is a great place to promote the Opotiki region.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 A TEN-DOLLAR cat water feeder was stolen from Opotiki Primary School last week by what appears to be a focused thief.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 AN on-licence application for the Royal Hotel is in limbo while building requirements are carried out on the premises.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 EIGHT out of eight AFS students the Opotiki News spoke to on Friday afternoon said they would return to the town after their study sojourn ended.
  • Tuesday,June 21, 2016 MARCO is one of about half-a-dozen skilled truffle dogs in New Zealand and on Friday he visited Opotiki.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 FOOTPATHS in certain areas around Opotiki all of a sudden have a new lustre and shine.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 OPOTIKI Premiers had a rare victory in this year’s Baywide rugby competition on Saturday, but still made hard work of it.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 The Inter-Primary School Gymnastics Championships were held in Whakatane on Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Michael Young secured third overall at the International Rally of Queensland, the second round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, despite difficult conditions leading to the cancellation of four stages on Sunday afternoon
  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 A MONTH-long rabbit control operation between the Ohiwa and Waiotahe spits started yesterday to protect plants stabilising the dune areas.
  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 A HELICOPTER with a monsoon bucket was called in to help ensure the safety of a stretch of road under a slip in the Waioeka Gorge yesterday morning.
  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 AN Opotiki-based “total-immersion” programme has taken home a prestigious environmental award.
  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 THE decision by Whakatane District Council to re-commit to funding regional economic development agency Toi-EDA to the tune of $121,000 per annum will only bring benefits to the Eastern Bay, Opotiki Mayor John Forbes says.
  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 THE Twin Rivers Country Music Club hosted a kick-up-your-heels concert on Queen’s Birthday Weekend that involved the Whakatane Rock ‘n Roll Club joining in to support spotlight artist Jim Wharepapa.
  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 Organisers of the Beacon Business and Leisure Show have been overwhelmed by the interest in exhibiting at this year’s event.
  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 A PUBLIC seminar on a chronic eye disease – macular degeneration – will be held in Whakatane on Saturday.
  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 OPOTIKI have little time to bounce back with crucial games ahead in the Baywide rugby premier two division.

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