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Red carpets rolled out at crossings

Red carpets rolled out at crossings

Two pedestrian access points on Landing Road have had ‘red carpet’ crossings installed this week, including the section outside Gull Service Station. Improvements were made in this location last year to widen the median bay and enable increased maneuverability,...

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The Whakatane SUMMER SEAFOOD FESTIVAL January 18, 2020

The Whakatane SUMMER SEAFOOD FESTIVAL January 18, 2020

Three of our favourite things – Seafood, Summer and Celebration. Everything you love about the summertime in Whakatane. Indulge in the variety of delicious local seafood on offer paired with a glass of exquisite New Zealand wine. Enjoy the chilled line-up of...

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Grant funding confirmed for Te Tahuhu o Te Rangi

Grant funding confirmed for Te Tahuhu o Te Rangi

Ōpōtiki District Council’s Deputy Mayor is thrilled with the news in recent weeks that grant funding has been confirmed from BayTrust’s Community Amenities Fund and Lotteries Communities Facilities Fund to support the build of Te Tahuhu o Te Rangi, Ōpōtiki’s new...

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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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