• Tuesday, August 30, 2016 WORK on relocating Opotiki Pumps and Irrigation Ltd to a new St John Street site has begun, but the business’ co-owner, Steve Carter, says as they wait for consents and permits from different authorities to come through
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 HE may have stood as the Labour party’s candidate in the Waiariki electorate in 2014 but Rawiri Waititi has decided to follow the Maori King’s lead and cast off any political allegiances.
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 IN what will be welcome news for dairy farmers, Fonterra last week increased its forecast milk price for the current 2016-17 season by 50 cents to $4.75 per kilogram of milk solids. 
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 BAY of Plenty beekeepers say that so far this year they have been mostly spared from the thefts of beehives that have plagued other apiarists around the country.
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 THE Ellis Shield sub-union rugby tournament was held across the Bay of Plenty on Saturday.
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 WHAT is billed the biggest update to education in New Zealand in 27 years was introduced in Parliament recently by education minister Hekia Parata.
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 LISA Carrington and other New Zealand Olympians were welcomed home yesterday.
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 OPOTIKI District Council’s proposed district plan contains new zoning provisions to allow for industrial development around the town’s planned new-look harbour.
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 THREE people in a Hiwarau Road house north-east of Kutarere had a lucky escape from a fire early on Wednesday. For a time, there were concerns a one-year-old might still have been in the burning house.
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 TUHOE may be discussing whether to drop the G in the written form of te reo Maori, but there is still no move to apply for place names such as Maungapohatu to be officially changed.
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 AMONG those to become new citizens of New Zealand at a citizenship ceremony at Opotiki District Council on Tuesday were husband and wife Csaba and Katalin Levai.
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 WHEN one of Clifton Watkins’ ewes gave birth to quadruplets last week, it was only one example of the amazing lambing rates he has had from his flock.
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 THE Olympics proper in Rio might have just wrapped up, but on Wednesday it was the turn of Rose Garden pre-schoolers to have a go in their own mini Olympics.
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 IN what is becoming a familiar theme across most of the country’s district councils in the wake of the campylobacter saga in Havelock North, Opotiki District Council has reassured residents their water supplies are safe.
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 SNOOKER and darts could be introduced to the annual Muriwai Tournament, according to the tournament’s organisers.
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 AS police appeal for further information about three suspicious fires on the Coast, long-serving Waihau Bay fire chief Bill Green has expressed suspicion the fires may be linked to squabbles over property and land.
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 OPOTIKI mayoral candidate Tangi Tipene has been disqualified from also standing for a Waioeka-Waiotahe ward seat because one of her nominators did not live in the ward.
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 STUDENTS of Te Kura Mana Maori o Whangaparaoa have presented their show He Ika Tapu over three nights at Kauaetangohia Marae on the East Cape.
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 A SPECIAL general meeting called by Ngai Tai elders seeking to over throw the Ngai Tai Iwi Authority board will be confronted with an audit report commissioned by the authority that the board chairman says
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 THIS year’s bumper avocado crop means a late harvest as growers wait for fruit to mature, but prices will plummet when they do, an Opotiki orchardist says.
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Lisa Carrington has claimed her second medal in Rio de Janeiro, winning bronze in the K1 500 final on Friday.

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