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8 Los Angeles based film studio executives visited the region

The Bay of Plenty Region recently hosted a group of eight Los Angeles based film studio executives who visited the region as part of a wider New Zealand screen ‘famil’ organized by film industry group, Screen Experience Trust NZ (SETNZ), in partnership with The New...

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Sun to Surf Half Marathon

Whakatane athlete toasts home success NZ marathon number one and Whakatane local Daniel Jones gave an  exemplary demonstration of his class to cruise to an emphatic win in the inaugural Sun to Surf Half Marathon. Jones, who three weeks ago blasted to a marathon...

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French rugby team in town for pre-season festival

French rugby team in town for pre-season festival

A French rugby team is set to get a taste of Eastern Bay of Plenty hospitality when it arrives in Whakatāne this month for the New Zealand Junior Rugby pre-season festival. The team and around 50 supporters from Aix En Provence region will spend a week in Whakatāne...

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Miniature Railway Whakatane

Miniature Railway Whakatane

River Edge Park Miniature Railway will be operating this Sunday 7th April 10 am to 3 pm. Closed toe footwear essential. Sorry no EFTPOS available. We will be running all four Sundays in April. Cheers Mark

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Community Gathering – Wharaurangi

Community Gathering – Wharaurangi

A community gathering will be held in Wharaurangi on The Strand on Monday at 7pm to express our sadness for the tragic events of last Friday and to show our solidarity with New Zealanders who choose love and reject hate. All are welcome to attend. Please visit the...

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Comedy duo seeking ‘Doreen who makes Anzac slice’

Comedy duo seeking ‘Doreen who makes Anzac slice’

Michele A’Court is touring with husband and fellow comedian Jeremy Elwood as part of New Zealand’s Arts of Tour – bringing high-quality performing arts to provincial centres. The reviews from their regional shows have been glowing. This year, the Ōpōtiki Library...

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Awakeri Top School 2019

Awakeri Top School 2019

The 35th annual Top School is on Sunday 24th March. The mega garage sale and breakfast bbq starts from 7am. From 9am the plant sale, gala games and food tent will be up and running, and then the Top School games start at 10:00am. There will be a hangi, quick fire...

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