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Voting opens in 2019 local elections

Voting opens in 2019 local elections

Ōpōtiki voters will be able to cast their votes in the 2019 local council elections from Friday 20 September. Voting papers are being mailed to registered voters and most folk will start receiving their papers on Friday with all papers expected to be delivered by...

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New GM of Eastern Bay Chamber of Commerce announced

New GM of Eastern Bay Chamber of Commerce announced

The Eastern Bay Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the appointment of Crete Wana to the role of General Manager. Crete is engaged with many different groups across the country. He brings a wealth of experience to the role having been actively involved in...

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Community backs live-in total-immersion Reo Māori strategy

Community backs live-in total-immersion Reo Māori strategy

Four Māori language students will be immersed for three months in a groundbreaking full-time live-in programme in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The initiative includes not only formal teaching and learning, but, significantly, the involvement of the local community. A...

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Whakatāne local up for Tidy Kiwi award

Whakatāne local up for Tidy Kiwi award

Waste Zero Whakatāne and Pride Whakatāne are excited to announce local business owner, resident and Tidy Kiwi Kenny MacCracken is one of three national finalists for the 2019 ‘Tidy Kiwi’ award. The Tidy Kiwi is one of the categories in the annual Beautiful Awards. Run...

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Ngā Tapuwae o Toi walkway section closed for Police operation

Ngā Tapuwae o Toi walkway section closed for Police operation

A section of the Ngā Tapuwae o Toi walkway, on Kōhī Point Scenic Reserve will be closed to the public from 6 am - 6 pm on Tuesday, 27 August 2019, to enable a Police operation with dogs to be carried out. The Ngā Tapuwae o Toi walkway will be closed between the...

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Te Reo Māori lessons for health staff

Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) staff and their whānau have the opportunity to learn te reo Māori on-site thanks to a new initiative to grow the use and quality of te reo me ōnā tikanga within the DHB and its communities. The joint initiative between...

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Bay to benefit from $5 million fund focused on ageing well

Helping people age well, retaining a more active lifestyle in the process, is the focus of a new $5 million fund. And a handy smartphone app is just one of the ways in which the money will be used to help do that. The funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation...

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Apply for funding to enhance your environment

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) has opened for applications. The fund is open to almost any group that wants some help getting started on a community-based environmental project in the region. Margaret Kempton, Community...

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Tsunami: do you know when to go?

Emergency Management Bay of Plenty wants to remind residents visiting or residing in coastal areas of the warning signs for a potential tsunami. If you experience any one of the following triggers: ·         FEEL...

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