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Farm managers fined for effluent discharge

An Ōpōtiki dairy farm manager and senior farm assistant have been fined $24,700 under the Resource Management Act after an effluent irrigator failed and discharged into a nearby drain. Charges were also laid against the landowner and consent holder, who was...

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Measles Alert for Basketball New Zealand Under 15 Nationals

Toi Te Ora Public Health is urging those who attended the Basketball New Zealand Under 15 Nationals tournament held at Trustpower Arena in Mount Maunganui, between 17th – 20th July, to be vigilant for the symptoms of measles, after a participant took part while...

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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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