Regional

Community heroes awarded

At a recent ceremony held at the new Sportsville complex in Dargaville, the Kaipara Citizens Awards were presented to six finalists from 18 nominations,  for their extraordinary contributions to the district. “These awards celebrate the...... Read More

Couple up for top employer award

A Dunsandel farming couple is in the running to win the nation’s first Primary Industries Good Employer Award. Sharemilkers Michael and Susie Woodward are nominated for the Minister’s Award, one of five award categories, which the Ministry...... Read More

One last shot to save the Te Puke Post Office

In a matter of a few weeks, the Te Puke Post Office may be saved, but they still need to reach their goal to make that happen. With a letter box drop happening this week, chairperson of the Te Puke Centre Working group, Karen Summerhays says she is...... Read More

Guardians bring lagoon back to life

A rare and once-dried-up Upper Clutha wetland has landed a group of guardian angels. A team in Albert Town formed Guardians of the Albert Town Lagoon (GOAL) with a mission to protect and be the keepers of the lagoon reserve to help preserve it for...... Read More

Whanganui scoops top spot for flu vaccinations

Sixty-nine percent of Whanganui district residents over the age of 65 were immunised against influenza during this year’s flu campaign, making Whanganui the most successful district in capturing those over 65. Thanks to the combined efforts of...... Read More

Key milestone for Ricoh Sports Centre

At the break of dawn this morning, Te Ātiawa led a ceremony to lay a mouri stone beneath the ground of the new Ricoh Sports Centre at Fraser Park. The ceremony was attended by Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace, Hutt City Council representatives, Community...... Read More

Karate kids at Red Scorpion Dojo

Following a surge in competitive participation at the Red Scorpion Dojo karate club in Warkworth, 11 members will head to Japan in April. The trip will involve a training camp, visits to the karate founders shrine and museum, and a club competition. Chief...... Read More

Allenton machine rolls on

Allenton continued its unbeaten run and Fairton picked up its first win of the season in round four of the Mid Canterbury Tennis A grade competition on Saturday. Allenton’s fourth win from four outings was a 4-2 victory over Tinwald and was set...... Read More

Waihi commemorates Armistice

Waihi residents are in the midst of Armistice Day commemorations. For the last three weeks the Memorial Hall in Waihi has been a centre of activity as residents and visitors of the town, have attended various functions and activities to learn more about...... Read More

BOP Sevens begin journey to Tauranga’s nationals

Twenty four hopefuls get seriously stuck into preparations this weekend with the ultimate goal of making the Bay of Plenty team aiming to qualify for next month’s TECT National Sevens in Tauranga. A training camp in Ohope over the weekend begins...... Read More