Awakaponga Hall insurance policy to be transferred

The Whakatāne District Council’s Projects and Services Committee has recommended that the Council fund the insurance excess for damage to the Awakaponga Hall caused by the April 2017 storm events, and then transfer the policy to the hall owner. The hall is owned by...
Young Achiever Awards

Young Achiever Awards

The Young Achiever Awards are held in conjunction with the Whakatāne District Council, Whakatāne-Ōhope Community Board and the Rotary Club of Whakatāne West. The Awards recognise high achieving sports people and students in the Whakatāne District. Nominations are...
Healthy Oceans Schools Competition shows sharp thinking

Healthy Oceans Schools Competition shows sharp thinking

Whakatāne Ki Mua and Waste-Zero-Whakatāne teamed up to create a Plastic-Free July competition for school kids with the generous support of Diveworks Whakatāne. There were two age-group categories – primary and secondary – with Dolphin and Seal Encounter prize packs up...
SOS – Save our Stopbanks

SOS – Save our Stopbanks

Following a wet winter, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is again reminding rural communities to think twice before grazing stock on stopbanks. Asset Management Specialist Kirsty Brown says the Council manages and maintains almost 352km of stopbanks across the region to...
Aquatic Center Reception Makeover

Aquatic Center Reception Makeover

The Whakatāne Aquatic and Fitness Centre’s reception area will be undergoing an upgrade next week, during which time an alternative entrance will be in place. The main entrance will be closed for the duration of the work, with the alternative entrance being set up at...
Harbour Fund Investment Strategy

Harbour Fund Investment Strategy

The Whakatāne District Council has agreed to develop an investment framework to safeguard and grow the $52 million of harbour-related assets it holds on the community’s behalf.  The Council owns 131 properties, which were vested by the former Whakatāne Harbour Board...