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5.3 Magnitude Earth Quake rattles the Eastern Bay of Plenty

5.3 Magnitude Earth Quake rattles the Eastern Bay of Plenty

At 12.58pm today a 5.3 magnitude Earth Quake was reported 20km South of Gisborne with a 29km depth. Geonet says the earthquake is not related to the White Island eruption and has confirmed it did not trigger a tsunami. There have been no reports of damage, however the...

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October is KIWI MONTH!!!

October is KIWI MONTH!!!

As if you didn't know?!!  Well, this is just a wee reminder about what we have planned to celebrate Kiwi Month and how you can get involved.  So, please grab a pen and mark these dates in your calendar (or put them in your phone if you're that clever!).  Whether you'd...

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Summer looks brighter after funding announcements

Summer looks brighter after funding announcements

The Whakatāne community will benefit from two funding announcements made last week that will see a boost to responsible camping services and new community barbeque installed in time for summer.  Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has approved...

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5.3 Magnitude Earth Quake rattles the Eastern Bay of Plenty

5.3 Magnitude Earth Quake rattles the Eastern Bay of Plenty

At 12.58pm today a 5.3 magnitude Earth Quake was reported 20km South of Gisborne with a 29km depth. Geonet says the earthquake is not related to the White Island eruption and has confirmed it did not trigger a tsunami. There have been no reports of damage, however the...

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Whakaari/White Island update

Whakaari/White Island update

Work is continuing today to enable the recovery of the eight people who remain unaccounted for on Whakaari / White Island following yesterday’s eruption. Recovering the remaining victims and returning them to their loved ones is an absolute priority for NZ...

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Future Proofing for the Next Generations in Kawerau

Future Proofing for the Next Generations in Kawerau

The Kawerau District Council is planning for future generations by proposing a land exchange and reclassification to allow for more housing developments. In Friday’s Beacon the Kawerau District Council advertised its intention to exchange the Roy Stoneham Park...

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Operation Phoenix takes off thanks to community support

Operation Phoenix takes off thanks to community support

Less than a month after the senior playground at Apanui School was destroyed by an act of arson in November 2019, Principal Simon Akroyd is thrilled to see the community spirit that has been shown in support of Operation Phoenix – a project to rebuild a new playground...

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SAAB 340 coming to Whakatane

SAAB 340 coming to Whakatane

Plans to introduce the larger Air Chathams SAAB 340 to Whakatāne have come to fruition with the first flights beginning on the 29th of November.  With demand continuing to grow for air travel to and from the region, the SAAB can cater for up to 34 passengers,...

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Pedestrian crossing improvement for Landing Road

Pedestrian crossing improvement for Landing Road

The pedestrian crossing next to the Gull service station on Landing Road is scheduled for maintenance this week to improve accessibility for users.  The current design restricts maneuverability, especially for mobility scooters and wheelchairs, as the median bay...

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Whakaari/White Island update

Whakaari/White Island update

Work is continuing today to enable the recovery of the eight people who remain unaccounted for on Whakaari / White Island following yesterday’s eruption. Recovering the remaining victims and returning them to their loved ones is an absolute priority for NZ...

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Apanui Saltmash Care Group Monthly Clean-up

The Apanui Saltmash Care Group Monthly Clean-up will be held on Saturday 14th September at 8.00 a.m. Volunteers should meet in the car park on the corner of McAlister and Beach Streets. Wear gumboot or similar footwear. All equipment is provided. For more...

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Movie Night Fundraiser for Port Ohope Playcentre

Movie Night Fundraiser for Port Ohope Playcentre

Join the Port Ohope Playcentre Movie Fundraiser night and enjoy Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at Whakamax on the Strand with raffle prizes on the night. Monday 26th August 7:30pm Contact Cherie for tickets 0212161103 Tickets $25 for movie, supper, and...

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