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Waimana Gorge Slip

 NZ Transport Agency is advising that SH2 through the Waimana Gorge remains closed. Bay of Plenty System Manager Rob Campbell says while the wet weather has had some impact on work this week our contractors have made good progress. “We are expecting to continue...

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Native tree planting during Matariki

Whakatāne District Council Open Spaces staff have come together with a number of local students over the last two weeks to plant specimen native trees as part of the national Matariki Tu Rakau initiative supported by Tu Uru Rakau/Forestry NZ. Whakatāne District...

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Home-charging electric vehicle technology makes its debut

Home-charging electric vehicle technology makes its debut in Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti Gisborne New technology that sees electric vehicles supplying electricity to homes and businesses is being introduced in the Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti Gisborne, thanks to a...

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Sons of Zion announce seven date ‘Come Home’ Tour

Sons of Zion are without question one of Aotearoa’s favourite live acts and this August, they’re taking their new live show on the road. The seven-date ‘Come Home’ Tour, presented by Mai fm and Pato Entertainment, celebrates the release of the band’s new hit...

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Council declares climate emergency

Bay of Plenty is the latest region to declare a climate emergency. Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors agreed at their Council meeting yesterday, to declare a climate emergency and work with the community on transitioning to a low carbon future and adapting to our...

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Partnership progresses funding application

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Awa Group Holdings Limited and the Whakatāne District Council are jointly seeking funding from Central Government to accelerate economic development opportunities in the Whakatāne District. A partnership approach is enabling steady...

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Aquatic Centre to close for annual maintenance

The Whakatāne Aquatic and Fitness Centre will be closed to the public from 6 pm on Saturday, 6 July until 6 am on Monday, 15 July while its annual maintenance programme is undertaken. Whakatāne District Council Aquatics and Recreation Manager Lee Colquhoun says the...

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