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Hunters told “Wash your Weedy Waders”

Hunters told “Wash your Weedy Waders”

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is reminding duck shooters to do their bit to avoid spreading damaging freshwater pests with the hunting season opening this Saturday 23rd May, “Unwanted freshwater pests such as catfish and hornwort are serious threats to the life...

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Back to school: Mental Health ‘front of mind’

Back to school: Mental Health ‘front of mind’

The Eastern Bay’s specialist mental health service for rangatahi (youth) says mental wellbeing should be front of mind as students head back to school this week. Glenda Gillgren who leads the Child and Adolescent (0-18 years)Specialist Mental Health Team, Voyagers, Te...

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New Zealand to move into Alert Level 2 Thursday 14th May

New Zealand to move into Alert Level 2 Thursday 14th May

New Zealand will move into Alert level 2 Thursday 14th May 2020 Continue working from home if you can. Workers such as cleaners and builders are able to enter other peoples homes. Bars will re open on May 21st- no group bookings larger than 10 people Hospitality and...

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Council takes stepped approach for recovery plan

Council takes stepped approach for recovery plan

Whakatāne District Council has developed a plan to help the District withstand and recover from both COVID-19 and the earlier Whakaari/ White Island eruption impacts. The plan involves 13 initiatives that will be led mainly by the Council, but will require a strong...

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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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