Melbourne indie-folk act, The Paper Kites, announce New Zealand tour
Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites are returning...
Festival vibes at this year’s Local Wild Food Challenge
If you’re more the spectator type and enjoy a good brew and some...
Kiwi pop sensation Theia to headline Whakatāne’s first-ever Seafood Festival
Whakatāne is gearing up to host the town’s first-ever Seafood...
Wildfood Challenge returns!
Whakatāne will hold its fourth Local Wild Food Challenge on the 2...
Kiwi Trust Education Programme Set To Expand in 2019
Whakatane Kiwi Trust’s unique classroom and outdoor education...
Ohope golf club to host Inspiring Women event
Next year’s Inspiring Women event will be held at an iconic venue in...

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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...

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Bus patronage increases for new network

Bayhopper usage increased last week following the introduction of the new Tauranga and Western Bay bus network. Figures released by Bay of Plenty Regional Council show that bus patronage from Monday December 10 to Wednesday December 12 saw 17,055 people travel on the...

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Whakatane To Receive $200K For Outdoor Pool Upgrade

Whakatane’s Aquatic Centre is one step closer to covering its outdoor pool so it can be used all year-round after a $200,000 grant was approved by BayTrust. Whakatane District Council is one of four successful applicants in BayTrust’s inaugural Community Amenities...

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Country-of-origin labelling finally passed

Kiwis will finally be able to identify where their fruit and vege come from after the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Act passed its third reading in parliament yesterday. Consumer NZ head of research Jessica Wilson said the law change was a...

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Health Warning Issued for Lake Okaro and Lake Rotoehu

Health warnings have been issued for both Lake Okaro and Lake Rotoehu because of the presence of blooms of potentially toxic blue-green algae. Contact with water affected by blooms of blue-green algae can cause asthma and hayfever attacks in some individuals.  Contact...

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Festival vibes at this year’s Local Wild Food Challenge

If you’re more the spectator type and enjoy a good brew and some chilled live music, then this year’s Local Wild Food Challenge will be sure to please. The festival returns to Mahy Reserve in Ōhope on Saturday, 2 February 2019 with a fresh new look and a host of...

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Kiwi Trust Education Programme Set To Expand in 2019

Whakatane Kiwi Trust’s unique classroom and outdoor education programme will reach more school children than ever before thanks partly to a $17,500 grant from BayTrust. The community-led charity has already taught more than 1000 school children about kiwi, their...

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Ohope golf club to host Inspiring Women event

Next year’s Inspiring Women event will be held at an iconic venue in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The event, on May 23, will be at the Ohope International Golf Club, a venue organisers say perfectly suits the tone of the conference. Inspiring Women is being organised by...

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Hotmix road resurfacing

The Whakatāne District Council’s Transportation group advises that hotmix road resurfacing work will temporarily affect access at a number of locations in Whakatāne between 15 January and 30 January 2019. Transportation Manager Martin Taylor says contractor Fulton...

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Detour required for Keepa Road bridge repairs

Important structural repairs to the northern abutment of the Keepa Road bridge over the Kopeopeo Canal will require a twelve-day road closure next month, to allow the installation of protective sheet-piling and backfilling and road resurfacing to be completed....

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Wondering why some of our streetlights aren’t working?

If you have noticed that some streetlights are not working in various parts of the Whakatāne District, you’re not alone. In fact, many people have made the same observation, resulting in numerous calls to the Council’s Transportation team. There’s a very good...

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Hump Day Lunch Shout with Subway

LUNCH SHOUT WITH SUBWAY WHAKATANE Enter your business to win a Subway Platter every Wednesday by phoning 0800 4 THE SUN or send a Facebook message. Winners will be announced every Wednesday around 11.30am and delivered to your workplace for lunch!!

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Meat & Meat Free: The Taste Test

This morning, Hamish and Carlos trusted us with a blind taste test. Would they tell the difference between a meat pattie and a meat-free meat pattie? Would they fall for the extra meaty prank we had lined up for them? All is revealed in this video!

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