• 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.
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 PLANNING a wedding is challenging at the best of times, but add in a new baby and a cancer diagnosis and the word challenge takes on a whole new meaning.
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 OPOTIKI will not pick up extra permanent St John staff members following a major increase in staff numbers nationally.
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 PRIME Minister John Key has given the strongest signal yet the Government is considering pouring tens of millions of dollars into a plan to unlock aquaculture in the Eastern Bay.
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 FAILING to fill out a census form has resulted in the convictions of 46 people, Statistics New Zealand says.
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 A SIGNIFICANT fall in prices paid for logs means competition among logging truck drivers is stiffening, a transport operator says.
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 TUHOE hosted the Crown at a Settlement Day ceremony in Taneatua to celebrate the recent passage of Tuhoe Treaty settlement legislation on Friday, with several thousand iwi members
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 A SAIL boat – holed after running aground at Moutohora (Whale Island) – will need to be removed as soon as possible otherwise it could pose a hazard to navigation, according to Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 OPOTIKI rally driver Michael Young has taken out the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) junior cup title two rounds early in his Cusco Racing Proton Satria Neo in Malaysia last weekend.
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014 AFTER almost 15 years of talking about and planning for it, the proposed sea farm off Opotiki’s coast is about to become a reality.
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014 AFTER working for wages for 25 years, truck driver Lorne Green thought he would buy his own truck to provide for the four of his eight children still at home.
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014 AWHINA Kurei wants to change the world but she knows the best place to start is in her own community.

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