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Ōpōtiki to celebrate with a street party

Ōpōtiki to celebrate with a street party

Ōpōtiki Mayor, Lyn Riesterer, said that the government’s announcement that it would be funding the build of Ōpōtiki’s new harbour entrance, was the best reason to “close the road and celebrate this milestone together as a community”. On 28 February, Regional Economic...

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Eastern Bay to boom following PGF funding

Eastern Bay to boom following PGF funding

This week has seen three separate funding announcements in the eastern Bay of Plenty through the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF). Taken together, Toi EDA Chair, David Turner, said it represented an opportunity to make an intergenerational transformation to the Eastern...

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Harbour funding welcomed by Regional Council

Harbour funding welcomed by Regional Council

project as a recipient of Provincial Growth Funding.In 2013 the Regional Council budgeted a $20 million conditional grant for the project through its Regional Infrastructure Fund. This funding was focussed on enabling aquaculture development, export opportunities and...

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PR: Shane Jones – $19.9 million from PGF for Kawerau

PR: Shane Jones – $19.9 million from PGF for Kawerau

A $19.9 million investment from the Provincial Growth Fund will help develop essential infrastructure for an industrial hub in the Bay of Plenty town of Kawerau, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. “The funding will go to three projects to...

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Rain not enough to change fire danger

Rain not enough to change fire danger

Rain over the weekend has not changed the fire danger levels across the country, warns Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Manager Rural Fire Tim Mitchell says given how dry conditions have been, the rain experienced over the past few days has not been enough to lower the...

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Arrests made following organised crime operation in Whakatane

Arrests made following organised crime operation in Whakatane

A number of people are assisting Police with enquiries after drugs, a firearm and ammunition were located at a Whakatane property. Police this morning executed a search warrant at an Alexander Avenue address in Whakatane, with AOS in attendance as a precaution. The...

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Sewage overflow triggers temporary health warning

Sewage overflow triggers temporary health warning

A sewage overflow in the vicinity of Seaview Road has caused contamination of the Wairere Stream, which flows into the Whakatāne River at Quay Street. Whakatāne District Council contractors have contained the overflow and are working to address the cause. Council...

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Conserve water now to avoid hose and sprinkler bans later

Conserve water now to avoid hose and sprinkler bans later

Water restriction status signs are being erected at key locations in Whakatāne and Ōhope to highlight the need to conserve water until the current period of dry weather ends. The prolonged hot, dry weather has resulted in Whakatane using a lot more water than...

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