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SAAB 340 coming to Whakatane

SAAB 340 coming to Whakatane

Plans to introduce the larger Air Chathams SAAB 340 to Whakatāne have come to fruition with the first flights beginning on the 29th of November.  With demand continuing to grow for air travel to and from the region, the SAAB can cater for up to 34 passengers,...

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Thousands to drop, cover, hold this Thursday

Thousands to drop, cover, hold this Thursday

This Thursday (17 October) at 1:30pm thousands of people across the Bay of Plenty will be ducking under desks and doorways to practice their Drop, Cover and Hold. So far, almost 50,000 Bay of Plenty locals have signed up to take part in the national earthquake drill...

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Climate change comes at a cost for iconic pāua

Climate change comes at a cost for iconic pāua

The pāua, New Zealand’s most famous shellfish, lauded globally for its iconic multi-coloured shell, is under threat with climate change, new research reveals. Increased seawater temperatures and ocean acidification resulting in lower pH levels will affect the...

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Applications About To Open for BayTrust’s Dillon Scholarship

Applications About To Open for BayTrust’s Dillon Scholarship

:  Applications for BayTrust’s $100,000 Dillon Scholarship fund will open next week and are expected to help dozens of Eastern Bay students with significant physical or intellectual disabilities to undertake tertiary study next year. The unique annual scholarship...

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Focus on controlling measles continues in the Bay of Plenty

Focus on controlling measles continues in the Bay of Plenty

Following up measles cases and close contacts to contain the spread of the disease, and maintaining the national Childhood Immunisation Schedule, continue to be the priority for Bay of Plenty and Lakes health authorities.  A significant outbreak of measles...

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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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