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Banks pushing unwanted credit cards and insurance

Consumer NZ’s latest banking survey found one in five bank customers had been offered financial products they didn’t request and, in many cases, didn’t want. Credit cards, increases in credit card limits, life insurance and personal loans were the most...

Measles in the Bay of Plenty – Update #4

Since last week’s report, a further four cases of measles have been confirmed in the Bay of Plenty, bringing the total number of measles reported over the past month to ten. “The most recent cases are known to be linked to the earlier reported cases of measles,” says...

Wildfood Challenge returns!

Whakatāne will hold its fourth Local Wild Food Challenge on the 2 February 2019. The challenge will be held at Mahy Reserve in Ōhope, right on the shore of New Zealand’s ‘Most Loved Beach’. The event has a Wild Food Festival on the outskirts of the challenge and...

Slam Poetry

Its Slam poetry time again at the Whakatāne Library so if you would like to come and share a piece of your poetry then this is your chance.  If this is not for you, but you know someone who might be interested please pass along.

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Banks pushing unwanted credit cards and insurance

Consumer NZ’s latest banking survey found one in five bank customers had been offered financial products they didn’t request and, in many cases, didn’t want. Credit cards, increases in credit card limits, life insurance and personal loans were the most...

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No change to 2019/20 Dog fees

Dog control fees in the Whakatāne District will remain the same for the 2019/20 year, which starts on 1 July. That follows a decision by the Whakatāne District Council’s Policy Committee to retain the existing fees for dog registration, impounding and microchip...

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Draft Annual Plan submissions closing soon

Submissions on the Whakatāne District Council’s draft 2019/20 Annual Plan will close at 5pm on Monday, 29 April, so now is the time to have your say! Key focus areas highlighted for feedback in the Council’s Annual Plan consultation document include: Whakatāne...

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Council releases Annual Plan information document

Ōpōtiki District Council has released an information document on the 2019-20 Annual Plan Your assets, your community, your future – our plan in action.  The documentshows what rates are expected to be and tells how we plan to progress our major...

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Regional Council welcomes report findings

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has today welcomed the release of Environment Aotearoa 2019 by the Ministry for the Environment. The report highlights the most pressing environmental issues New Zealand is facing and outlines nine...

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Satisfaction with KiwiSaver providers drops

Customer satisfaction with KiwiSaver providers has dropped in Consumer NZ’s annual survey. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said almost all of the 13 providers rated in the survey saw their customer satisfaction ratings fall. “Overall, 48% of...

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Measles in the Bay of Plenty – Update #3

There have now been six cases of measles reported in the Bay of Plenty region in the past month. “The most recent case, reported last night, is linked to the previous cases in the Mount Maunganui area,” says Dr Neil de Wet, Medical Officer of Health for Toi Te Ora...

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Measles in the Bay of Plenty – Update #4

Since last week’s report, a further four cases of measles have been confirmed in the Bay of Plenty, bringing the total number of measles reported over the past month to ten. “The most recent cases are known to be linked to the earlier reported cases of measles,” says...

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Exciting job opportunities with the WKT

We currently have two exciting opportunities to work for the Whakatane Kiwi Trust! Firstly, we are looking for someone to step into a part-time contract for auditing our stoat traps, working around 30 hours per month. This person would need to have a high level of...

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Today’s collection from the Apanui Saltmarsh area

To Apanui Saltmarsh Care Group, Here is the link to some photos from today's clean-up: https://photos.app.goo.gl/fdBYtK1eVCeX9yeA8 8 people took part. Among the things collected were: 14 golf balls (Christine said she'd seen the person hitting them over summer and...

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Sun to Surf Half Marathon

Whakatane athlete toasts home success NZ marathon number one and Whakatane local Daniel Jones gave an  exemplary demonstration of his class to cruise to an emphatic win in the inaugural Sun to Surf Half Marathon. Jones, who three weeks ago blasted to a marathon...

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