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From Kawerau to Hollywood: Meet the Kiwi chef who became The Rock's body double
21 March 2017
"If you smell what The Rock is cooking" was Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's signature catchphrase during his time as...
The Great Kiwi Childhood: Owen Dippie
The Great Kiwi Childhood: Owen Dippie
7 March 2017
The Great Kiwi childhood. What is it? Does it even exist? Whatever their childhood looks life, Unicef NZ believes every...
Another rise for house prices
13 February 2017
LUKE KIRKEBY South Waikato house prices are only second to one when it comes to New Zealand's biggest increase. The latest figures from...
Celebrations     Bay of Plenty Times      Kawerau container terminal decision due soon
Celebrations Bay of Plenty Times Kawerau container terminal decision due soon
12 December 2016
Kawerau's drive to develop an inland container terminal serving the Eastern Bay of Plenty is gaining traction, with a decision expected early...
NZ firm working on first commercial geothermal silica extraction plant
NZ firm working on first commercial geothermal silica extraction plant
5 December 2016
New Zealand based Environmetals Limited (“EVM”) is presently engineering the first commercial application of its technology to extract...
Kawerau info centre becomes an i-SITE
Kawerau info centre becomes an i-SITE
21 November 2016
Kawerau's information centre is now an i-SITE. Representatives of the national visitor information network approved Kawerau's application at...
Bay tourism booming
15 November 2016
The coastal Bay of Plenty has retained its position as a top performing region with nearly 40 per cent growth in the last three years. The results...
Accolades for Kawerau GP and daughter in NZ photography awards
Accolades for Kawerau GP and daughter in NZ photography awards
1 November 2016
Kawerau GP Tony Whitehead’s southern rata image, which graced the cover of New Zealand Doctor in September, was judged runner-up in...
Records fall on the mountain
1 November 2016
TOP RUN: Ruby Muir won her second queen of the mountain title. Photo Paula Massey D4465-346 WINNER: Shay...
Kawerau wins War Canoe Darts competition
25 October 2016
Kawerau not only took out the War Canoe darts competition held in Rotorua yesterday, they also won the honour of hosting the tournament's 50th...
Two new Kawerau councillors
25 October 2016
Two new people - David Sparks and Sela Kingi – are elected to Kawerau District Council in the 2016 local elections. Along with the six...
Golf club celebrates half century
Golf club celebrates half century
18 October 2016
ON A ROLL: Paul Delamere putts during the Kawerau Golf Club 50th jubilee mixed tournament on Saturday. Photo Paula Massey...
NZ tissue manufacturer secures lifecycle transparency
5 October 2016
  Asaleo Care, a New Zealand tissue paper manufacturer and producer of Tork products has become the first in its field in Australasia to...
Quality entries in woodskills
Quality entries in woodskills
30 September 2016
JINKET: Des Kendrick’s Logging Jenkit. D4294-34 THE National Woodskills Competition at Kawerau has been touted as the only one...
Engineering business wins the big prize
Engineering business wins the big prize
20 September 2016
SUPREME WINNERS: Horizon Energy chief executive Ajay Anand with Mainstream Engineering co-owners Darrin and Dianne Hawkes, and Horizon Energy...
Drilling completed at Te Ahi O Maui
19 September 2016
Drilling of the production well and two injection wells has been completed at the Te Ahi O Maui geothermal project, near Kawerau. Project...
Container terminal research two-thirds done
31 August 2016
KAWERAU’S Container Terminal Project is two-thirds of the way toward completion and is expected to be finished in November. The...
First-year Chinese speech students win competition
31 August 2016
  WINNERS: Tarawera High School students Majean Rogers and Nikia Davis are winners of a Chinese speech competition held in...
Big catches at Big 3 competition
31 August 2016
WEIGH-IN: Vaina Drummond, Dion Russell, Big 3 and individual winner, Charlie Drummond, TJ Parker and Mya Nelson at the Kawerau Ex-Royal...
Food project approved
30 August 2016
URBAN FOOD: The Kawerau Urban Food Forest team of Akeyla Wade, Dylan Edwardson, Niamh O’Brien, Trish Brady and Hannah Edwardson has...
Kawerau reclaims its place in the property sun
Kawerau reclaims its place in the property sun
15 August 2016
Mighty River Power's geothermal power station is one of Kawerau's top places of industry.   One of the brightest...
Fresh start in Te Aroha for 42 workers
Fresh start in Te Aroha for 42 workers
10 August 2016
Larraine Te Kakara and Anthony Pearce are enjoying their new lives in Te Aroha.   Two years ago, Anthony Pearce was an angry...
Real estate booming in Kawerau
Real estate booming in Kawerau
9 August 2016
Forget Auckland, Queenstown is not even close and you can count out Hamilton and Tauranga. The current real estate hotspot is the small Bay of...
Kawerau on the Rise a healthy success
Kawerau on the Rise a healthy success
1 August 2016
  SUPPORT: Kaahu Hohepa, Mike King, Anahera Apanui-Hohepa, Paarani Apanui and Keri and Ryan Topperwien, together after the...
Kawerau project wins national award
Kawerau project wins national award
27 July 2016
WINNERS: Kawerau councillor Faylene Tunui, Martin Jenkins representative Andrew Schollum, Kawerau Mayor Malcolm Campbell and Matamata-Piako...
Student leaders awarded Sir Peter Blake medals
Student leaders awarded Sir Peter Blake medals
13 July 2016
EIGHT Eastern Bay students have been recognised for their leadership qualities with a Sir Peter Blake Young Leader Award. The awards, in association...
Teachers to highlight modern learning
8 July 2016
  CONFERENCE: Tarawera High School physical and outdoor education teachers Sophie Hoskins, Cameron McMillian and Kelly Ross...
Kawerau is Drone friendly
1 July 2016
KAWERAU District Council has made its reserves drone-friendly. At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, the council opted to make flying...
Student exhibition observes tipuna
Student exhibition observes tipuna
27 June 2016
PORTRAIT: Te Whata Tau o Putauaki student Whatonga Raki features in the class exhibition, Tatai Whakaheke. Photos supplied PORTRAITS of...
11.7m dollars for Eastern Bay roads
24 June 2016
EAST Coast MP Anne Tolley says a Government road-funding announcement will tackle some of the Eastern Bay’s most dangerous...
Housing project allocated 200.000 Dollars
17 June 2016
KAWERAU District Council has decided to go ahead with a Healthy Homes Project to buy neglected homes and renovate them to improve their...
New toilets
17 June 2016
KAWERAU District Council has acted on the community’s call for more public toilets to be installed in the town centre. The council...
NZ's latest property hotspots
13 June 2016
In Rotorua, the median house value has jumped 15 per cent annually but is still affordable at $318,000, according to data from QV. Photo...
Geothermal drilling under way at Kawera
Geothermal drilling under way at Kawera
9 June 2016
Two more wells to be drilled later this year. DRILLING has begun on the first of three wells for the $120 million Te Ahi O Maui...
Reliving the hip-hop dream
20 May 2016
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Kawerau to get new geothermal power station
19 May 2016
  The Te Ahi O Maui partnership and an Israeli company, Ormat, signed a deal last week for the construction of a new geothermal...
TV spot sparks roll growth
TV spot sparks roll growth
18 May 2016
SPIN-OFFS: New enrolments and positive feedback has followed Tarawera High School’s appearance on television this month, delighting the...
From army life to law graduate
18 May 2016
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Kawerau hip hopper US bound
Kawerau hip hopper US bound
10 May 2016
HIP HOP: Swarm crew, Tash Crichton, Hu Jeffery, Joseph McClutchie, Loren Sila and Holly Rose Hunt perform their winning routine on the stage...
Name decided for new Kawerau facility
Name decided for new Kawerau facility
29 April 2016
NEW NAME: Kawerau District Council has decided to name its nearly completed new sporting facility on Waterhouse Street Kawerau Adventure...
Kawerau firms achieve a mechanical first
20 April 2016
TWO Kawerau firms have worked together to create a high-tech solution that is a New Zealand first. Allied Industrial Engineering turbine...
Local businesses wanted for Incubate programme
5 April 2016
Sarah Ziessen who owns and runs Helium Gallery. Photo/Supplied A programme that helps businesses and social enterprises succeed and...
Youth council ready for year
29 March 2016
YOUTH COUNCIL: The 2016 Kawerau Youth Council members: (back row) Majean Rogers, Hohia Heurea, Dylan Edwardson, Hamiora Hooper, Iraia Nuku, Declan...
Another Top School title for Kawerau South School
24 March 2016
WINNERS: Awakeri School took the top cheerleaders title. D3436-245 KAWERAU South School may as well not bother handing over the Top...
Students rocking at Tarawera High School
Students rocking at Tarawera High School
22 March 2016
FIRST CLIMB: Year nine student Steve Robin is the first student to climb the new rock climbing wall at Tarawera High School, with the assistance of...
Splash pad for Kawerau pool
Splash pad for Kawerau pool
8 March 2016
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Business: Meet the woman with faith in Kawerau
Business: Meet the woman with faith in Kawerau
8 March 2016
Bernadette Soares is giving hope to a community that has been lost for too long, writes Jo-Marie Baker Bernatette Soares is the epitome of...
Rates to reduce in Kawerau
4 March 2016
KAWERAU District Council has voted to use $100,000 of a predicted surplus this year to reduce rates next year. The council has estimated...
Lack of public toilets in Kawerau an inconvenience
12 February 2016
PUBLIC toilets kicked off a Kawerau District Council meeting this week. Speaking at a public forum at the start of the regulatory and services...
Metal ninja has iron will
Metal ninja has iron will
12 February 2016
MUSICAL VISION: Ngati Awa musician Richie Allan is through his determination and skill able to enlist the support of international companies and...
Heritage on display at museum
Heritage on display at museum
9 February 2016
IN spite of being postponed due to rain, Sunday’s Waterwheel Trust Live Day at Kawerau was a favourite event for fans of vintage...
The Tarawera Ultramarathon is ready to go
The Tarawera Ultramarathon is ready to go
5 February 2016
THE Tarawera Ultramarathon returns to run for the eighth time on Saturday. Entries had to be closed early last month for the event, the...
Walker double shifts focus to Rio
5 February 2016
A MASSIVE icecream topped off a successful weekend for BMX star Sarah Walker. The 27-year-old Kawerau rider afforded herself a treat after claiming...
Tarawera High School nears opening
Tarawera High School nears opening
27 January 2016
TARAWERA High School is shaping up as buildings are turned to rubble and classes are filled in preparation for an official opening on...
More demolition at Kawerau school
22 January 2016
DEMOLITION of the old Kawerau College buildings started on Wednesday with asbestos removal. Edwina O’Brien, the Tarawera High School...
100km ultramarathon for Kawerau SPCA
100km ultramarathon for Kawerau SPCA
20 January 2016
KATRIN Webb is taking on the challenge of the Tarawera Ultramarathon, a 100-kilometre off-road run from Rotorua to Kawerau, to raise funds for...
Chiefs to headline holiday programme
20 January 2016
THE Gallagher Chiefs will be the main attraction at a school holiday programme in Kawerau later this month. The rugby squad will hit town on Monday,...
National slalom selections in Kawerau
19 January 2016
ELITE New Zealand slalom paddlers took on the Tarawera River slalom course in national selection and ranking races on Saturday and Sunday. The...
Education key to turning Kawerau around
22 December 2015
  Education is playing a huge role in turning the community of Kawerau around. Since 2011, Kawerau has been one of six experimental sites...
Kawerau night markets all go
27 November 2015
AN exemption from restrictions applying to trading in a public place means Kawerau’s night markets can continue. Kawerau District Council...
Kawerau elderly awarded petrol money
25 November 2015
KAWERAU elderly were successful yesterday in their request for a guaranteed annual grant of $3000 to pay for transport to medical appointments in...
Gift pack for new residents
Gift pack for new residents
18 November 2015
WELCOME PACK: New residents to Kawerau will receive a welcome pack full of useful information for new residents, including what to see and do in the...
Medical centre adds three new rooms
Medical centre adds three new rooms
11 November 2015
AFTER opening its doors 17 months ago, Kawerau Medical Centre has added three new rooms to its Islington Street centre to accommodate growing...
Walker takes title
28 October 2015
KAWERAU BMX star Sarah Walker claimed the North Island title in Taupo on Saturday. The 27-year-old Olympic silver medallist took out the event,...
Growth defies forecast
Growth defies forecast
23 October 2015
NEW population gains for the Whakatane and Kawerau districts stand in contrast to an expert’s view that the Eastern Bay’s population is...
Her love for God
Her love for God
16 October 2015
STUDIO: Tarawera High School’s Rangimari Teirney records her song Unconditional Love at The Porch recording studio in Hamilton. A SONG written...
KEA boss has big ambitions for town
KEA boss has big ambitions for town
16 October 2015
BUSINESS PLAN: Helen Stewart is proud of initiatives that have attracted people to work and live in the town. Kawerau is a town of...
Bodybuilders show their stuff
Bodybuilders show their stuff
14 October 2015
STATES BOUND: Kawerau’s Rota Elliott will return to the United States next month in search of another title.   KAWERAU bodybuilder Rota...
Woodfest carves out records
Woodfest carves out records
30 September 2015
SAW RACING: Waata Novata competes in the chainsaw racing event in Prideaux Park.   KAWERAU’S Woodfest weekend drew thousands of visitors...
Brewery medal haul
Brewery medal haul
30 September 2015
KAWERAU’S Mata beer brought home 10 medals from the Brewer Guild Awards this month. Brewer Tammy Viitakangas said the company’s Wai-iti...
New home for Corrections
New home for Corrections
29 September 2015
EAST Coast MP Anne Tolley opened the new Kawerau community probation site this month, built from two former state houses and refurbished by...
Timbersports team new at Woodfest
Timbersports team new at Woodfest
25 September 2015
WOODCHIP DIG: Eight men’s teams and two women’s teams will take to the shovels for a chance at this year’s Big Dig woodchip...
Kawerau kaumatua attend their Olympics
Kawerau kaumatua attend their Olympics
25 September 2015
PURPLE PAIR: Joyce Ruland and Cindy Manley walk around a circuit holding their balloon and orange segments as part of the balloon cuddles...
Pohara brothers Filmed in Kawerau
Pohara brothers Filmed in Kawerau
18 September 2015
LEMONADE FOR SALE: Actors Beaudien Tapara and Sonny-Beau Ngaheu man their Hall Street lemonade stand.   TRAFFIC crawled along Kawerau’s...
Healthy Homes workshops
16 September 2015
KAWERAU’S Neighbourhoods of Healthy Homes programme is offering two classes this month to teach residents basic home repairs and pie...
Walker ready to take on the world
Walker ready to take on the world
16 September 2015
LOOK out world – Sarah Walker is gaining momentum. A year after a horrific crash and a head injury which sidelined the 27-year-old BMX star...
Programme to help businesses succeed
Programme to help businesses succeed
16 September 2015
A PROGRAMME that helps businesses succeed will run again for the third time in Kawerau.Kawerau X Incubate is a 12-week programme providing business...
Green light for power station
Green light for power station
11 September 2015
TE Ahi O Maui geothermal project at Kawerau has been given the green light and drilling work to obtain geothermal energy for the power station will...
Mountain View top scorer
Mountain View top scorer
8 September 2015
MOUNTAIN View Rest Home collected a perfect result during its latest audit, ranking it among the country’s best facilities. The Kawerau rest...
New Big 3 top three
New Big 3 top three
4 September 2015
THE Kauae Rebelz have unseated previous two-time winners of the Kawerau Big 3 hunting competition to claim the trophy as the 2015 top team. Big 3...
Funds Carried into Kawerau's Next Financial Year
Funds Carried into Kawerau's Next Financial Year
4 September 2015
EXPENDITURE of $1.8 million has been carried over to Kawerau District Council’s 2015-16 financial year. Finance and corporate services manager...
BNZ closed for a good cause
BNZ closed for a good cause
2 September 2015
If your local BNZ branch isn't open today and is displaying a ‘Closed for Good' sign – don't panic. It's actually a good...
Norske Skog Tasman takes top honours
Norske Skog Tasman takes top honours
1 September 2015
Element’s paper maker wins ‘Large Energy User Initiative Award at this month’s Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards. Since 2013...
Kawerau smoke-free zones expand
Kawerau smoke-free zones expand
28 August 2015
SMOKING within 10 metres of school entrances could be banned in Kawerau by the end of September. Kawerau District Council adopted a new draft...
The Echo - Tuesday 25 August, 2015
The Echo - Tuesday 25 August, 2015
25 August 2015
Echoing Out Kawerau's News &...
Former Kawerau woman wins at book awards
Former Kawerau woman wins at book awards
18 August 2015
A FORMER Kawerau woman has taken out top honours at the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults with her book Nga Ki. Sacha...
University eyes Tarawera River venue
14 August 2015
AUCKLAND University’s first white-water championship event could be paddling the Tarawera River later this year. On Tuesday Kawerau District...
Kawerau pharmacist wins national award
Kawerau pharmacist wins national award
14 August 2015
A PROJECT to support rheumatic fever prevention in Kawerau has helped Michelle Whyte earn the national best young pharmacist award for 2015. Miss...
Yeah Nah 2015 quest success
Yeah Nah 2015 quest success
12 August 2015
THE Eastern Bay’s annual Yeah, Nah It’s Not Ok Eastern Bay song quest on Saturday was labelled a success by one of the concert’s...
Mayor as taskforce chairman
Mayor as taskforce chairman
11 August 2015
KAWERAU Mayor Malcolm Campbell has taken over as the chairman of the national Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs. Mr Campbell began as a member of the...
Patient enrolments drive expansion
Patient enrolments drive expansion
5 August 2015
AFTER opening its doors just 13 months ago, Kawerau Medical Centre is adding three new rooms to its Islington Street centre to accommodate growing...
Dog Welfare Community Clinic
Dog Welfare Community Clinic
1 August 2015
Successful Recipe for Mata Beer
Successful Recipe for Mata Beer
29 July 2015
Finnish recipe is people’s choice in ale A TRADITIONAL Finnish beer recipe, brewed with branches and juniper berries, has helped Kawerau...
Real estate agent wins top award
Real estate agent wins top award
29 July 2015
BAYLEYS real estate Eastern Bay residential and lifestyle agent Sneha Gray has won a Real Estate Institute of New Zealand excellence award. She won...
The Echo - Tuesday 28th July, 2015
The Echo - Tuesday 28th July, 2015
28 July 2015
Echoing Out Kawerau's News &...
Devon takes aim at US
Devon takes aim at US
22 July 2015
KAWERAU’S Devon Kahika-Campbell is aiming at a solid national placing as he builds up to an international event. The 17-year old level seven...
Youth Showcase Captured
Youth Showcase Captured
21 July 2015
SEVEN hundred people visited Kawerau Youth Council’s Capture It exhibition during the three-day event last week to celebrate the past 12...
Healthy Homes an award finalist
17 July 2015
KAWERAU’S Neighbourhood of Healthy Homes project is a finalist for the 2015 Local Government New Zealand community impact award. The scheme...
Kawerau Youth Captured
Kawerau Youth Captured
14 July 2015
KAWERAU youth council’s work over the last 12 months will be performed, displayed, projected, and interacted with during a three day exhibition...
Long serving Kawerau JPs recognised
Long serving Kawerau JPs recognised
7 July 2015
LONG SERVING: Helen Stewart, president of the Eastern Bay Justices of the Peace Association, presents Murray Hansen with a certificate for 50 years...
Pink morning tea plans
Pink morning tea plans
7 July 2015
KAWERAU’S bakers and cake appreciators are invited to a pink ribbon morning tea next week to fundraise for Breast Cancer New Zealand. The...
Energy Trust says thank you to the community
Energy Trust says thank you to the community
1 July 2015
Eastern Bay people gave a resounding ‘thumbs up’ this month to the Eastern Bay Energy Trust’s purchase of all Horizon Energy...
School celebrates end of an era
School celebrates end of an era
30 June 2015
SUCCESS EVENING: Opal-Jae Herbert, Rangimari Teirney and Anahera Hiraka perform during the kapa haka section of the Celebrating Success dress...
New ink for Te Teko
New ink for Te Teko
30 June 2015
NEW VIEW: A new mural near State Highway 30 in Te Teko takes shape. Photos Louis Klaassen   A NEW mural illustrating the history of Te Teko...
Monk steps up for silver fern action
Monk steps up for silver fern action
24 June 2015
Amanda Monk will compete at the New Zealand at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in September. Photo Troy Baker   AMANDA Monk swapped...
Loyal volunteer recognised
Loyal volunteer recognised
23 June 2015
KIND HEART: Bob Marjoribanks was named in the 2015 Ministry of Health Volunteers Awards. Photo supplied   IF Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty...
Ahead of the pack at Te Teko
Ahead of the pack at Te Teko
19 June 2015
MICHAEL Coleman on High Tail It charges ahead of Sam Spratt on Running Scared during the sixth race at Te Teko Racecourse on Wednesday. The warm sun...
Kawerau youth secure funding
19 June 2015
KAWERAU Youth Council have secured $24,000 of government funding to back four youth-focused events designed by their members. The 12...
Sound equipment grant received
17 June 2015
  KAWERAU District Council has been awarded a $30,595 grant to fund a new sound system and hearing loops in the Kawerau Town Hall and Concert...
Defence class marches ahead
Defence class marches ahead
17 June 2015
STRONG DEFENCE: (Front) Hailey Storey, Awhina Tahana, Ulani Hoskin, Alayna Ryder, Tylah Peters, (back) Rawiri Kingi, Taylor Davis-Hughes,...
Rural figures show optimism
17 June 2015
BAY of Plenty is one of four regions where farm sales have increased in the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand’s latest reporting...
Upgrade will disrupt library services
17 June 2015
EXCITING changes are on the way for the Whakatane district libraries with the upcoming launch of a new, computer-based library information...
Another strong performance from Eastland Group in 2015
17 June 2015
Eastland Group achieved another strong commercial performance in the financial year ending 31 March 2015, delivering overall net profit after tax of...
Iti paints films poster
Iti paints films poster
16 June 2015
EVER THINE: Tame Iti painting the artwork that would be made into the poster for the feature documentary Ever the Land. Photo supplied   SARAH...
Blokes sheds a good day out
Blokes sheds a good day out
15 June 2015
NICE BIKE: Pat Theobald, from Opotiki, admires a BMW motorcycle. Photos Geoff Mercer D2169-03 TICKETS were limited to 120 for last...
Sonny Bill surprise for students
Sonny Bill surprise for students
12 June 2015
GIRLS banged on their school hall’s windows when rugby superstar Sonny Bill Williams visited Tarawera High School on Wednesday. The Chiefs and...
Rabbit athletics catching on
Rabbit athletics catching on
12 June 2015
OVER SHE GOES: Dolly Bird, a cross breed rabbit leaps a jump while below, Fancy Pants thinks hard about it first. Photos Louis...
Keys and Nga Ki finalists in awards
Keys and Nga Ki finalists in awards
12 June 2015
A FORMER Kawerau woman is a finalist in the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Sacha Cotter’s children’s book...
Ageing organisation attracts hundreds
Ageing organisation attracts hundreds
10 June 2015
KAWERAU residents formed a long line at the door of the town’s Concert Chamber for a Kawerau and District Ageing in Place (KDAIP) public...
Six-hour race biggest adventure yet
Six-hour race biggest adventure yet
10 June 2015
THEY’RE OFF: Competitors begin the Kawerau Six-Hour Adventure Race from Firmin Field on Saturday. Photo Louis Klaassen   THE Kawerau...
Eastern Bay Energy Trust CONSUMER POLL 2015
Eastern Bay Energy Trust CONSUMER POLL 2015
5 June 2015
Residents in five Kawerau neighbourhoods are living in healthier, more comfortable and safer homes thanks to the Kawerau Neighbourhoods of Healthy...
Heritage in action at Waterwheel
Heritage in action at Waterwheel
5 June 2015
THE Waterwheel Historic Trust will be running a "Live Day" on Saturday at their collections site on Manukorihi Drive, alongside the traffic...
Teams ready to rip it up
Teams ready to rip it up
27 May 2015
EASTERN Bay teams will compete in the Baywide Rippa Rugby World Cup today. More than 1500 players across two grades have competed in local...
Grants for changing rooms
27 May 2015
KAWERAU District Council has been given $225,000 to help fund the town’s new changing rooms at the Maurie Kjar Memorial Swimming Pool...
Bird show is back
Bird show is back
22 May 2015
RAINBOW WINGS: A turquoisine parrot or pulchella, owned by Marty Sisson. Photo Troy Baker WHAKATANE Bird Club will host its 61st annual bird show...
Firefighters head skywards
22 May 2015
EASTERN Bay firefighters will be watching their steps tomorrow – all 1103 of them. Eighteen Eastern Bay firefighters are among 750 New Zealand...
Maintenance a long-term priority
22 May 2015
MAINTENANCE was a hot topic for residents during Kawerau District Council’s long-term plan submissions at an extraordinary meeting on...
Kawerau remains open to plant
Kawerau remains open to plant
22 May 2015
Malcolm Campbell, Kawerau mayor   PUMPING Matata’s wastewater to Kawerau is an option again now a consent to build a wastewater...
60 years married and still counting
60 years married and still counting
22 May 2015
FAIRYTALE CONTINUES: Peter and Alice van Boheemen celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Photo Troy Baker   EVEN after 60 years, Alice van...
Kawerau leads recovery
Kawerau leads recovery
20 May 2015
A SPILL-OVER effect from the Auckland housing market boom is being felt in the Eastern Bay, with the Kawerau market receiving the strongest...
Kawerau calendar takes shape
Kawerau calendar takes shape
19 May 2015
KAWERAU’S annual Christmas in the Park celebration has been confirmed for December 12 this year. The date was one of a number that featured in...
New kit for Tarawera premier
New kit for Tarawera premier
19 May 2015
HAPPY FEET: (Back) Nicole Mio-Mihaere, Ulani Hoskin, Nikita Koia, Somer Richardson, Keesha King, Whareua Mitai, Natasha Palmer, (front) Miharo...
Ageing in Place framework for Kawerau
Ageing in Place framework for Kawerau
15 May 2015
A GROUP building an organisation to help elderly and disabled Kawerau residents remain in their own homes has begun presenting its vision to the...
Going for Kawerau gold
Going for Kawerau gold
7 May 2015
  A company exploring for gold and silver south of Kawerau is enthusiastic following initial surveys - but can't say when...
Tarawera taking shape
Tarawera taking shape
6 May 2015
CONSTRUCTION of the first stage of Tarawera High School’s new buildings is on track to meet a June completion date. Earth works to prepare the...
Long-term council plan includes new pool
Long-term council plan includes new pool
6 May 2015
A NEW swimming pool, a $150 increase to the uniform annual general charge and a town centre upgrade were the priorities in Kawerau District...
Galatea speed stacker takes on the world stage
Galatea speed stacker takes on the world stage
6 May 2015
MOST teenagers battle to stack a dishwasher, but the fast hands of one Galatea 14-year-old have earned him a spot representing New Zealand on a world...
Council take over clubrooms
Council take over clubrooms
5 May 2015
  KAWERAU District Council has decided to pay for basic repairs to clubrooms at Tarawera Park, formerly owned by the Onepu Rugby Union...
Powhiri marks wananga celebration
Powhiri marks wananga celebration
1 May 2015
ENTERING THE TENT: Visitors are welcomed into the marquee at Te Manuka Tutahi Marae. Photo Troy Baker It is the first time the wananga has held...
8.2 percent increase for councillors
1 May 2015
ELECTED members of Kawerau District Council received a pay rise from the Remuneration Authority for the next financial year – the hike for all...
Kawerau say no to Frankton tyres
Kawerau say no to Frankton tyres
29 April 2015
Efforts to remove 150,000 old tyres dumped at a Frankton depot in Hamilton have struck complications, as another council tries to block the tyres...
Whakatane business secures honey deal
Whakatane business secures honey deal
28 April 2015
SWEET DEAL: Jahn Iseri, Sophia Lim, Max Stowers and Judy Law at Thornton Road bottling plant Ora Honey. Photo Troy Baker...
Labours education MP hits region
Labours education MP hits region
28 April 2015
REGIONAL TOUR: Labour MP Chris Hipkins was in the Eastern Bay on Wednesday talking with teachers.   EASTERN Bay teachers had the ear of...
King of the Mountain diamond jubilee
King of the Mountain diamond jubilee
23 April 2015
The Kawerau King of the Mountain race will celebrate 60 years of what is considered Aotearoa’s Toughest Mountain Race on October...
Airport open day
Airport open day
22 April 2015
MEMORIES: The arrival of Air Chathams’s vintage Douglas DC3 at Whakatane Airport this weekend will ignite the memories of older Eastern...
New Zealand making big moves in geothermal
New Zealand making big moves in geothermal
22 April 2015
New Zealand has contributed 25 percent of the world's new geothermal development in the last five years, and Energy Minister Simon Bridges...
Kawerau boxers hit Tauranga
Kawerau boxers hit Tauranga
22 April 2015
Kawerau boxers hit Tauranga TWO Kawerau boxers took part in a TGA Box Professional Corporate Boxing event on Saturday. Coach Warwick Godfery said...
New philanthropic foundation to launch
New philanthropic foundation to launch
17 April 2015
Sir Stephen Tindall, Warehouse founder   THE Warehouse founder Sir Stephen Tindall will speak at the launch of a new foundation aiming to...
Kawerau museum numbers
Kawerau museum numbers
17 April 2015
KAWERAU’S library experienced a quieter March this year with only 6854 visitors, a drop from 8359 visitors in the same month last year. During...
River runners power through
River runners power through
15 April 2015
AN open women’s team from Auckland University Canoe Club compete at the national rafting selection races in Kawerau on Saturday. The event...
Bubble soccer a blast with youth
Bubble soccer a blast with youth
14 April 2015
BOBBLE HEADS: One bubble soccer player tips backwards in an inflated collision during Wednesday’s bubble soccer. Photos Troy...
Womens football kicks off
10 April 2015
BAY of Plenty women’s football kicks off the 2015 season this Sunday – but the break between seasons has been longer than summer for one...
School kayak nationals choose Tarawera
School kayak nationals choose Tarawera
10 April 2015
PADDLING AHEAD: Trident High School paddler Kaitlin Blackwood takes in a big breath during a run in the Secondary Schools White Water Kayaking...
Raft selection trial will be lit up
10 April 2015
THIS weekend floodlights will light up Tarawera River as rafting teams from around the country compete in selection races for the opportunity to...
Healthy Kawerau kids day
Healthy Kawerau kids day
10 April 2015
CRAFT EARS: Desire-Praise Galvin, Hunter Hunia, Te Ohorere McMillian, Whikitoria Te Riini, and Azariah Kinghazel-Pukeroa perform, some wearing rabbit...
Walker can only watch
Walker can only watch
10 April 2015
KAWERAU BMX racer Sarah Walker made a token contribution to the BMX national championships over Easter weekend then watched from the sidelines. A...
Teddy day out for kids
Teddy day out for kids
7 April 2015
PARENTS, children, and their Teddy bears explored Kawerau Putauaki School on Monday afternoon as part of a transition to school initiative. Early...
Minister celebrates success of Tarawera High
Minister celebrates success of Tarawera High
7 April 2015
TARAWERA High School has received top-level endorsement of its NCEA achievement last year. Education minister Hekia Parata has written to...
Warning alarm installed
2 April 2015
A NEW warning alarm was installed in Kawerau’s Ron Hardie Recreation Centre last month to tell users when geothermal gas reaches unacceptable...
Shade sail design finalised
Shade sail design finalised
2 April 2015
A NEW design for Kawerau’s skate park shade sails has been finalised and a tender process is expected to open soon. Kawerau District Council...
Tarawera pair prepare for Hawaii
Tarawera pair prepare for Hawaii
1 April 2015
HAWAII FUNDRASING: Mickey Savage and Levi Whata are busy fundraising for a class trip to Hawaii in September. Photo Megan Hunt D1899-06   TWO...
New solid fuel business. Initial results show success
New solid fuel business. Initial results show success
1 April 2015
COMPANY CHAIRMAN: Peter Hutchison, pictured at the Barkette pilot plant’s furnace dryer, is one of five investors in Sustainable Solid Fuels...
Goal fest kicks off football season
Goal fest kicks off football season
1 April 2015
CLOSE BATTLE: Kawerau’s Michael Sims and Whakatane’s Connor Davies compete for possession in the opening round of the Waikato Bay...
Final summer night market
Final summer night market
31 March 2015
AFTERNOON rain cleared just in time for the start of Kawerau’s final summer night market on Thursday, which concluded with a song and...
Memorial mural switched for alternative
31 March 2015
KAWERAU District Council is developing a memorial to honour one of the town’s young residents after he lost his battle with cancer last...
Kawerau Youth Council sworn in
Kawerau Youth Council sworn in
31 March 2015
YOUTH COUNCIL: (Back) Warwick Godfery, Chris Marjoribanks, Bless Maxwell, Levi Whata, Malcolm Campbell, Iraia Nuku, Carolyn Ion, Faylene Tunui, JJ...
Motorhome owners spend money
Motorhome owners spend money
27 March 2015
By Letter to the Editor & filed under Letters, News - HAVE YOUR SAY! RECENTLY I read an article that told me Tourism...
Ron Hardie centre floor cracks
27 March 2015
CRACKS have opened between the wooden floor boards of Kawerau’s Ron Hardie Recreation Centre after extraction fans dried the floor. Kawerau...
Painters on road to success
Painters on road to success
26 March 2015
Jordan Mason, 22, and Te Peeti Te Pou, 21, hail from Taneatua and Kawerau respectively are rapt with their new life in Christchurch. PHOTO...
Kawerau seeking Christmas director
Kawerau seeking Christmas director
25 March 2015
KAWERAU District Council is on the hunt for a show director to manage the town’s annual evening show as part of the Christmas in the Park...
Kawerau hall sound systems
25 March 2015
A NEW sound system for Kawerau’s Concert Chamber was installed last month and another for the town hall is close behind. Kawerau District...
Ready for kick-off
25 March 2015
FOOTBALL season begins for two Eastern Bay teams on Saturday. Kawerau and Whakatane will compete in the Waikato-Bay of Plenty championship...
Top School title shared
Top School title shared
25 March 2015
TEAMWORK: Putauaki School students Nayton Matenga, Mataatua Fox-Kaipara, Danesha Elliott, Te Akau Bennett, Te Riina Peita, Turanga Tuhoro, Gabriel...
Fulton Hogan win road reseal contract
25 March 2015
FULTON Hogan has won a tender to reseal a number of roads and parking areas around Kawerau. On March 17, Kawerau District Council was presented...
Kawerau garden update
24 March 2015
KAWERAU’S flowerbeds are being prepared for new winter planting along with a continued focus on lifting branches around the town’s...
Onslow to Fitzgerald alleyway closure
24 March 2015
ANOTHER Kawerau alleyway has moved a step closer to closure after residents living either side of the passage between Onslow and Fitzgerald streets...
Dog booklets dished out in Kawerau
24 March 2015
ALL preschools and primary schools in the Kawerau district received copies of the booklet Keeping our Children Safe around Dogs last month. Kawerau...
Egg farm switches to free range
Egg farm switches to free range
24 March 2015
FREE RANGE: Sunny Bay Eggs, formerly Van den Broek Poultry, is ending caged hen egg production in favour of free range. General manager Azzan...
103, still in good spirit
103, still in good spirit
20 March 2015
SPECIAL DAY: Brian and John Tulloch sit either side of their mother, May Tulloch, during a birthday celebration. Photo supplied     A...
CReW picks up construction pieces
CReW picks up construction pieces
20 March 2015
DEMOLITION: Kawerau District Council maintenance supervisor Peter Robertson sorts material from the Firmin Field changing rooms for re-use via...
Blast day to collect youth voice
Blast day to collect youth voice
20 March 2015
BUBBLE SUITS: Bubble soccer combines traditional football with big bubble suits. Photo supplied     A REVIEW of Kawerau’s youth...
Day 44: The assault on Mount Putauaki
Day 44: The assault on Mount Putauaki
20 March 2015
TRAINING RUN: Whakatane runners Dianne Bulled, Glynn Hay, Sean Martin and Pete Marshall at the summit of Mount Putauaki after a training run. Photo...
Kawerau museum renovations prepared
20 March 2015
REPORTS on the new workshop and archive area planned for Kawerau’s museum are expected to be released this month, before renovations to the...
Kawerau Youth Council sworn in today
20 March 2015
THE 12 members of Kawerau’s youth council will be sworn in at a ceremony in the town’s Concert Chambers at 4.30pm today. Kawerau...
Coast to college fundraiser
19 March 2015
EDGECUMBE College hosts its annual fundraising race from Thornton to Edgecumbe on March 21. The event, previously known as Town to Sea or Sea to...
New airline takes first bookings
New airline takes first bookings
18 March 2015
BROCHURES: Air Chathams commercial manager Noel Gillespie with the new Whakatane Air Services brochures, detailing flight times and fares. Photo...
Delay for damaged Stoneham bridge
Delay for damaged Stoneham bridge
18 March 2015
  Tom McDowall, Kawerau council operations and services manager       A DECISION to repair or remove a...
Report highlights tourism value
Report highlights tourism value
18 March 2015
John Galbraith, Toi-EDA general manager       IF recent Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) figures are anything to go by, the total...
Kawerau alumni sworn in as High Court judge
Kawerau alumni sworn in as High Court judge
17 March 2015
SWORN IN: High Court judge Anne Hinton during her swearing in ceremony in January. Photo supplied   ANNE Hinton, who credits her Kawerau...
Cemetery extension brought forward
Cemetery extension brought forward
17 March 2015
THE rapid sale of burial plots in Kawerau has prompted the district council to prepare new plots at the town’s cemetery ahead of...
Obedient dogs on show
Obedient dogs on show
10 March 2015
GOLDEN TRIO: Three generation of dogs – Holly, Tara and Lexi – wait patiently for their owner after the dog obedience competition....
Do not bad-mouth Kawerau
6 March 2015
I CAME across one of my mentors, Ken McGregor, of Kawerau, whom I had not seen for a while at, of all places, the Polynesian Pools in...
Healthy Homes checks continue
6 March 2015
ENERGY and maintenance checks on properties included in Kawerau’s Neighbourhoods of Healthy Homes project restarted in January after a...
Person of the Month: Paul Charteris
Person of the Month: Paul Charteris
5 March 2015
Paul Charteris has helped cultivate a running culture in the region. Photo / Graeme Murray   As founder of the world-renowned Tarawera Ultra...
Incubate grows silviculture success story
4 March 2015
A KAWERAU silviculture company, launched to create employment opportunities, is preparing to nurture new growth of a business variety this...
Kawerau in good pre-season form
Kawerau in good pre-season form
4 March 2015
KAWERAU made a bright start to the football season by winning the Cambridge Sevens tournament on Sunday. Kawerau, pictured, won the Bay of Plenty...
Kawerau Night market treats hundreds
Kawerau Night market treats hundreds
3 March 2015
SHARYN Hei Hei tends her stall at the Kawerau Night Market on Thursday evening last week – the second-to-last market before daylight savings...
Retain housing for baby boomers
Retain housing for baby boomers
3 March 2015
LABOUR’S housing spokesman added his voice to the conversation about council-owned pensioner housing in Whakatane during a visit to the Eastern...
Walker sets sights on Rio
Walker sets sights on Rio
3 March 2015
FOCUSED: Sarah Walker is aiming at competing at next year’s Olympic Games as she continues her recovery from a major crash last year. Photo...
Car boot success in Kawerau
Car boot success in Kawerau
3 March 2015
FIRST SALE: Between 100 and 200 people visited the car boot sale at the Bowen Street Park on Saturday, February 21. Photo Louis Klaassen...
Busy year ahead for Bluelight
Busy year ahead for Bluelight
3 March 2015
SPORTING STAR: Warriors player Shaun Johnson with Matata Blue Light participants Matiaha Raynes-Turnbull, Rewiata Semmens and Mason Raynes. Photo...
New leader for Kawerau sport
New leader for Kawerau sport
28 February 2015
TAKING THE LEAD: Tarawera High School sport and Take the Lead coordinator Amy Hayes is looking forward to nurturing Kawerau’s young female...
Beer Review: Blondie Belgian Wit
Beer Review: Blondie Belgian Wit
25 February 2015
My first experience with a Belgian witbier was the classic and most well known of them all - Hoegaarden - and it happened to be in the land of its...
Geothermal steam heats export growth
Geothermal steam heats export growth
25 February 2015
TWO timber drying kilns heated by geothermal steam are now operating at the Sequal Lumber sawmill in Kawerau, boosting value and demand for the...
New Allied boss makes changes
New Allied boss makes changes
25 February 2015
LEADERS: Allied Industrial Engineering new chief executive Kelvin Wright and business owner Paul Raethel. Photo suppliedKAWERAU company Allied...
Kawerau Security camera upgrade awaits funding approval
Kawerau Security camera upgrade awaits funding approval
24 February 2015
UPGRADES to Kawerau’s security camera network are on hold while the Kawerau District Council awaits the result of two funding...
Praise for Kawerau gardens
Praise for Kawerau gardens
24 February 2015
SUMMER flower beds around Kawerau have received positive comments from bother visitors and residents. Kawerau District Council heard about progress...
Busy season approaches for the Tarawera
Busy season approaches for the Tarawera
20 February 2015
ALMOST every weekend over March Kawerau’s white water facility on the Tarawera River will host rafting and canoe events. Regulatory and...
New Chief Executive for Allied Industrial Engineering
New Chief Executive for Allied Industrial Engineering
20 February 2015
Kelvin Wright took over as chief executive of Allied Industrial Engineering in August 2014 and the first thing he did was start calling and visiting...
Woodfest date change
Woodfest date change
18 February 2015
THE date for Kawerau’s 2015 Woodfest has shifted this year to entice school holiday visitors to the region and take advantage of improved...
Kawerau Youth Council applications open
Kawerau Youth Council applications open
17 February 2015
APPLICATIONS for members of Kawerau’s 2015 youth Council are open in preparation for a busy year. Kawerau District Council events and...
High nutrition crop harvested
High nutrition crop harvested
17 February 2015
THIS crop, being cut near Te Teko, is lucerne. The crop is estimated to produce about 600 large bales for Kawerau’s Tui Glen Station. Tui...
Kawerau boot sale
Kawerau boot sale
16 February 2015
KAWERAU’S Bowen Street Reserve will be filled with open boots this weekend to fundraise for the Neighbourhoods Healthy Homes project. The...
Kawerau hosts its own storage war
Kawerau hosts its own storage war
13 February 2015
KAWERAU is hosting its own “Storage Wars” tomorrow. Kawerau Secure Storage is auctioning off the contents of five sheds at its complex...
Ultra fast runners smash records
Ultra fast runners smash records
11 February 2015
THE seventh Tarawera Ultramarathon ended with smashed records on Saturday. Men’s 100-kilometre winner, American Dylan Bowman, finished the...
Kawerau celebrates Waitangi Day
Kawerau celebrates Waitangi Day
10 February 2015
KAWERAU celebrated Waitangi Day with a community event on Friday afternoon that included information about Waitangi Day’s history,...
Heroic efforts inspire
Heroic efforts inspire
10 February 2015
For true inspiration, you didn't have to go much further than the finish line at this year's Tarawera Ultramarathon on Saturday. Sure, there...
Da Silva lands biggest shot yet
Da Silva lands biggest shot yet
6 February 2015
 KATE Da Silva has cracked it. This week the 32-year-old Kawerau mixed martial arts fighter made her first signing with a major international...
Walls up at new Tarawera school site
Walls up at new Tarawera school site
6 February 2015
TARAWERA High School’s new the administration block is rapidly taking shape as staff and students prepare to move in at the end of term...
Kia ora: Kawerau
Kia ora: Kawerau
6 February 2015
This geothermal beauty basks in the glory of its famous maunga, says Elisabeth Easther.   Where is it? At the base of Mt Putauaki (Edgecumbe),...
Kawerau dementia wing under construction
Kawerau dementia wing under construction
3 February 2015
A NEW purpose-built dementia wing at Kawerau’s Mountain View Rest Home is under construction and should be completed by June. Kawerau Social...
Photo competition closing soon
Photo competition closing soon
28 January 2015
WANTED … photographic images depicting some of the Eastern Bay’s most iconic rural spots. The photo competition for an upcoming book...
Precious metal quest to start
Precious metal quest to start
27 January 2015
An Australian-owned company will continue its search for gold south of Kawerau in the next few months. Silver City NZ was awarded an exploration...
Oji plans Kawerau mill initiatives
21 January 2015
OJI Oceania, the Japanese company that has bought Carter Holt Harvey Pulp and Paper, including the Tasman pulp mill at Kawerau, wants to expand its...
Kawerau Incubate programme to run again in 2015
15 January 2015
A programme to help new business and social enterprise succeed and grow in Kawerau has been so well received by participants that the programme will...
Kawerau clubrooms on the move
Kawerau clubrooms on the move
14 January 2015
AFTER 30 years of housing Kawerau’s swimming club the two-storey clubrooms are leaving the pool complex to make way for a $700,000...
Kawerau clubrooms on the move
Kawerau clubrooms on the move
14 January 2015
AFTER 30 years of housing Kawerau’s swimming club the two-storey clubrooms are leaving the pool complex to make way for a $700,000...
Chipper to cope with felling
Chipper to cope with felling
9 January 2015
Chipper to cope with felling INCREASED tree felling and thinning around Kawerau will be supported by a new chipping machine next...
Summer fun in Kawerau
Summer fun in Kawerau
7 January 2015
PLENTY of activities are on offer around Kawerau to fill in the last weeks of the summer holidays.   Manna Support...
Kawerau opts for new shade sails
30 December 2014
Kawerau opts for new shade sails KAWERAU District Council is taking legal action against the company that provided poor-performing...
Kawerau CCTV upgrade
30 December 2014
  Kawerau CCTV upgrade A TENDER to upgrade the size and...
Hillside hive location approved for Kawerau
29 December 2014
Hillside hive location approved for Kawerau THE hill beside Kawerau’s transfer station is about to become a hive of insect...
Station wants to broadcast to Kawerau shoppers
Station wants to broadcast to Kawerau shoppers
19 December 2014
KAWERAU’S Galaxy Radio station has appealed to Kawerau District Council for an opportunity to broadcast around Jellicoe Court. Galaxy...
Symbiosis Grant
Symbiosis Grant
19 December 2014
CROWN research institute Scion has won a four-year grant to investigate the benefits of industrial symbiosis related to wood processing and the...
Storyteller home with new book
Storyteller home with new book
19 December 2014
Storyteller home with new book PUBLISHED: New author Sacha Cotter will be back in her home town of Kawerau this Christmas and...
Kawerau Christmas in the Park
Kawerau Christmas in the Park
16 December 2014
KAWERAU’S Prideaux Park hosted the town’s annual Christmas in the Park on Saturday. Events and community activities team leader Lee...
New Corrections centre for Kawerau
16 December 2014
A NEW Department of Corrections centre in Kawerau will offer offenders an opportunity to complete programmes without having to travel to...
Mayors lobby prime minister to attain flight
Mayors lobby prime minister to attain flight
16 December 2014
THE Eastern Bay’s three mayors were in Wellington yesterday to discuss Air New Zealand’s withdrawal from Whakatane with prime...
Keys - a childhood dream realised
Keys - a childhood dream realised
12 December 2014
New author Sacha Cotter has had a dream come true. Her first book Keys, along with the te reo Māori version Ngā Kī, was launched at the...
New head office for MEL
New head office for MEL
10 December 2014
AFTER months of renovations two buildings shifted to the corner of Kawerau’s Manukorihi Drive are renovated and ready to become the new head...
Tui Glen trek era ends after 29 years
Tui Glen trek era ends after 29 years
10 December 2014
TUI Glen will close its gates on 29 years of horse trekking this month, but members of the public have the opportunity to relive their riding...
Kabaddi trophy up for grabs
10 December 2014
KAWERAU’S Davina Thompson is in India competing in the Kabaddi World Cup. The tournament runs until December 20 and Thompson will be part of...
Kawerau's crossfit day out
Kawerau's crossfit day out
9 December 2014
FIRMIN field hosted Kawerau’s Rangatahi tu Rangatira Crossfit event on Saturday, which offered an opportunity for all ages and abilities. Te...
Kawerau work experience programme celebrated
Kawerau work experience programme celebrated
3 December 2014
STUDENTS involved in a Kawerau work experience programme were celebrated on Thursday and presented with an opportunity to spend three weeks on an...
Kawerau business mentoring
3 December 2014
KAWERAU Enterprise Agency’s Incubate programme, designed to support new businesses, will be back next year after a successful 2014. Kawerau X...
Successful Completion of CHHPP Sale to Oji Holdings Corporation & Innovation Network Corporation of Japan
3 December 2014
Management, Oji Holdings Corporation (Oji) and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), are pleased to announce that the transaction to...
Forget Auckland - it's Pokeno for a family and Kawerau to retire
Forget Auckland - it's Pokeno for a family and Kawerau to retire
5 November 2014
New Zealand's roaring property market is a tale of two cities - Auckland and Christchurch - while the rest of the country mostly lags well...
Worms turn waste to want
Worms turn waste to want
24 October 2014
It's the fatal flaw of our so called "rock star" economy; we still don't add enough value to what we export. The recent slump in...
Kawerau Success story!!
Kawerau Success story!!
14 October 2014
Kawerau’s Reegan Reid and Jonathan Smith officially have the potential to be future leaders to look out for. These Tarawera High School senior...
Programme to help Kawerau businesses succeed
Programme to help Kawerau businesses succeed
11 September 2014
Kawerau Enterprise Agency has launched a new business initiative designed to help businesses and social enterprises succeed and grow.  Kawerau...
Kawerau Adopt a Nation rafting campaign wins at LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards
Kawerau Adopt a Nation rafting campaign wins at LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards
23 July 2014
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is pleased to announce that Kawerau District Council’s Kawerau Adopt a Nation – 2013 World Rafting...
Galaxy over Kawerau
6 June 2014
THE offices of Kawerau’s new radio station Galaxy FM were filled with visitors for the official opening of the town’s new broadcaster...
Te Kaea Interview - Kawerau Medical Centre
29 May 2014
The new Kawerau Medical Centre opens its doors on Friday 30th May, with a new approach for healthcare in Kawerau by aiming to replicate what Dr Lance...
Norske goes cloud for ERP
29 May 2014
Giant newsprint producer Norske Skog Australasia will shell out millions of dollars over five years to transition from a legacy enterprise resource...
Kicking the habit in Kawerau
29 May 2014
Campbell Live congratulates the forestry town of Kawerau, in the Bay of Plenty - a community with one of the highest rates in the country for Maori...
Geothermal firm seeks Dutch help
28 May 2014
A Maori-owned geothermal business in Bay of Plenty is contracting one of the world's top universities in the Netherlands to help it...
Seniors well represented in Kawerau submissions
27 May 2014
AN outdoor gym to help elderly residents exercise was one submission considered by Kawerau District Council recently.  Measures to accommodate...
Aussie company to dig for gold south of Kawerau
9 May 2014
A new gold explorer has been welcomed into New Zealand, with Epithermal Gold being granted a five year permit. The exploration permit covers 33...
Real estate market 'on the upturn' in the Eastern Bay
9 April 2014
The provincial real estate market is on the upturn after experiencing a sluggish few years, says the new owner of Harcourts Whakatane Glenn...
Kawerau 60th birthday plans build
Kawerau 60th birthday plans build
13 March 2014
Excitement is building and planning is well underway for celebrations to mark Kawerau’s 60th birthday at the end of this month. Birthday...
SCA Kawerau expansion
31 January 2014
The owners of a Bay of Plenty tissue paper factory are unveiling a $60 million expansion at the site today, securing more than 200 jobs. The...

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