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Summer looks brighter after funding announcements

Summer looks brighter after funding announcements

The Whakatāne community will benefit from two funding announcements made last week that will see a boost to responsible camping services and new community barbeque installed in time for summer.  Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has approved...

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Opening day report 2019 – Rotorua lakes

Opening day report 2019 – Rotorua lakes

The opening day of the new trout fishing season kicked-off on Tuesday with a bang for hundreds of enthusiastic fishers. Lakes Rotoiti, Tarawera and Okataina at Rotorua all opened to fishing at 5.00am, an event eagerly awaited by locals and many out-of-town visitors...

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WOMAD 2020 – the first artists announced

WOMAD 2020 – the first artists announced

WOMAD New Zealand is famous for showcasing top artists from around the world and Aotearoa. The 2020 festival is no exception and will feature close to 100 hours of music, dance and voices across eight stages. Over three days Ngāmotu's stunning Brooklands Park and the...

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Kawerau WoodFest celebrates industry

Kawerau WoodFest celebrates industry

Some towns try to hide their industrial origins when visitors come calling; they don’t recognise that those very origins can be used to draw people in. Not Kawerau. In Kawerau industry is celebrated. That’s what Kawerau WoodFest and Generation Homes National...

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Putauaki Prince and Princess Training 👟🏃

Race Day - Saturday 2 November. #Putauaki Prince & Princess Training - starts Wednesday 18th September# Entries are now ONLINE IMPORTANT: No entries accepted on the day, limit of 200 competitors and all entries must be pre-entered.  First Training:  Wednesday...

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Even more funding for Ōpōtiki’s creative project

Applications open this week for even more funding for Ōpōtiki’s creative projects. Do you have a creative project that could use some assistance? Individuals and groups who have eligible arts projects are being encouraged to apply for a funding grant. The Creative New...

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HAZADUZ FOR THE RADIO

"Hazaduz" singer, song writer & entertainer A.K.A "Haz" or "Hoani from Whakatane" has performed alongside NZ music icon "Che Fu" as back up vocalist for 15 years, touring extensively through out Europe & Asia for 5 years as frontman of 13 piece...

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Slam Poetry

Its Slam poetry time again at the Whakatāne Library so if you would like to come and share a piece of your poetry then this is your chance.  If this is not for you, but you know someone who might be interested please pass along.

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WIN BAY DREAMS TICKETS

WIN BAY DREAMS TICKETS

LAST CHANCE TO WIN!! Win a double pass to the sold out concert Bay Dreams in the Mount! Tune into Sun FM 106.5 and check out our Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat for more details.

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