Opotiki, New Zealand Newswire

Opotiki, New Zealand Newswire

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  1. Students paint their way to a careerRead the original story

    Wednesday | Scoop

    And that's why Dulux NZ is supporting the annual Build-Ability Challenge where 26 New Zealand schools compete in the BCITO's* competition to promote building and construction as a career. In the 2015 challenge, school teams of up to five students have to build, paint and decorate a playhouse to defined specifications including a distinctive theme.


  2. Focus on economic developmentRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | Scoop

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council has decided to go ahead with more region-wide economic development planning under its Long Term Plan, adopted last week. The Regional Council had planned to pull back on funding economic development while it focused on the environment and water quality in its 2015-2025 Plan, which was released for public consultation in February.


  3. Palmerston North Boys' High School pick up first Super 8 winRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Manawatu Standard

    Stewart is likely to start in the side for the rest of the first XV campaign and the wingers are getting plenty of ball now he is there. He is being targeted in games because he is still growing, but he stood up to it well in the 43-33 win over Tauranga Boys' College at Tauranga on Saturday.


  4. Car hirer's fishy tale ends with a real hookRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The Otago Daily Times

    The ignition key for a Nissan Tiida hired from Scotties Car Rentals in Auckland by John Waenga. Waenga lost the key in Whakatane in June 2015 which was fished up by local Robert two weeks later.


  5. Film dreams big for creative kidsRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 25 | Scoop

    A film made by a community on the East Coast has been released internationally and is being presented at an international children's art festival in Washington D.C. 'Oku Moe Moea - The dream which is bigger than I am' was developed and written by Shona Hammond Boys from Opotiki, the founder and director of the New Zealand Art House Foundation. The film and book are being featured at the World Children's Art Festival in Washington D.C., where the film will also be shown at a special function at the New Zealand Embassy.


  6. Long Term Plan delivers on Regional Council prioritiesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Scoop

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council has adopted a Long Term Plan that focuses on delivering healthy water and soils, and resilient communities for the Bay. Its 2015-2025 Plan, formally adopted today, outlines $104 million worth of operational work in the region next year, and a total rates rise of 6.5 percent for the 2015/16 year, with lower rises planned in subsequent years.


  7. Gilmour targeting another strong finish at Rally GisborneRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Scoop

    Emma Gilmour intends to start the second half of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship the way she finished the first half - challenging the leaders in her Vantage Suzuki Swift. She and Australian co-driver Anthony McLoughlin will be aiming to better the Class 1 podium they achieved at last month's Lone Star Rally of Canterbury, as they tackle the six, testing FUCHS Rally Gisborne stages on Saturday.


  8. Creating Local Jobs To Boost The Eastern Bay's ProsperityRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 21 | Scoop

    Agriculture, horticulture and forestry are the dominant industries but technology and innovation is helping these sectors become more productive while requiring less physical labour. The Eastern Bay of Plenty Regional Economic Development Trust , is working hard to overcome this challenge and create long-term employment opportunities in Kawerau, Opotiki and Whakatane.


  9. Big Field Set For Championship Battle At Rally GisborneRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Paddock Talk

    The 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship is set for a titanic battle at round four FUCH's Rally Gisborne, with one of the strongest championship line ups in recent years to take the start line at round four in Gisborne on Saturday 27th June. Championship leader Ben Hunt heads the 53 car field which also includes the return of five times national champion Richard Mason to the NZRC for the first time in 2015.


  10. Art I Am, by Shona Hammond BoysRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Publishers Marketplace

    "Art I Am" is a novel: Victory would seem to have it all. He is growing up in one of the most beautiful locations on earth, surrounded by generations of his people.


  11. Truck left on edge of cliff following accident; driver safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 5 | The New Zealand Herald

    The truck is being held back from the edge of the cliff by a guard rail and will be removed by cranes. Photo / File The nine-axeled truck had rolled and turned over onto its side on State Highway 2 in the Waioeka Gorge, near Opotiki, fire northern communications shift manager Megan Ruru said.


  12. Mainfreight truck 'teetering' on edge of Bay of Plenty cliffRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 5 | Stuff.co.nz

    A Mainfreight truck "teetering" on the edge of a 50-metre cliff in the Bay of Plenty will need cranes to get it back up the right way. Fire northern communications shift manager Megan Ruru said the nine-axel truck overturned on State Highway 2 in the Waioeka Gorge, near Opotiki, about 1.50pm.


  13. Eight drivers selected for 2015 Elite MotorSport AcademyRead the original story

    May 27, 2015 | Scoop

    Eight of New Zealand's most promising motorsport talents have been given the chance to further hone their skills at the 2015 Elite MotorSport Academy in Dunedin. Run by the MotorSport NZ Scholarship Trust, in conjunction with Excellence in Sport South Island and Otago University's sports science specialists, the programme is now in its 12th year.


  14. Prepare for a polar blastRead the original story

    May 22, 2015 | The Otago Daily Times

    The coldest snap of 2015 is expected in the South over the next few days, with severe weather warnings in place for Dunedin, Clutha and Central Otago. Snow is expected to sea level in Dunedin and Clutha from tomorrow afternoon , with periods of heavy snow continuing through to Monday afternoon.


  15. Cold and wet weekend aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | The New Zealand Herald

    Keep the raincoats, scarves and umbrellas at the ready as heavy rain and strong winds are forecast to lash the top of the North Island this weekend. Pouring rain has already soaked areas across Auckland and Northland, with up to 40mm of rain falling in parts of Northland over night, MetService said.


  16. Whakatōhea Commemorate Seige of Te Tarata 150 Years AgoRead the original story

    May 15, 2015 | Scoop

    Whakatohea will convene the 150th Commemoration of the siege of Te Tarata pa that took place on the Kiorekino plain at Waioeka in Opotiki. Confiscations under the New Zealand Settlements Act 1863 and its amendments took place in South Auckland, Waikato, Tauranga, Opotiki, Whakatane, Taranaki, and the Mohaka-Waikare district in Hawke's Bay.


  17. Road Closure: SH2 Waioeka Gorge between Opotiki and GisborneRead the original story

    May 12, 2015 | Scoop

    State Highway 2 at the Waioeka Gorge will be CLOSED to all traffic from 1.30pm on Thursday May 14 for approximately one hour, as contractors carry out rock fall prevention works. The NZ Transport Agency says one lane of the road will reopen at approximately 2.30pm and stop/ go traffic management will be in place at the site for the remainder of the week.


  18. Bay can be boosted: studyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2015 | The New Zealand Herald

    Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said the Bay of Plenty's natural assets, climate, and "increasingly innovative population" offered potential for certain sectors. Photo / Getty Images Tourism, forestry and specialised manufacturing are among growth areas pin-pointed in a new blueprint for the Bay of Plenty, launched today.


  19. NZ Society of Authors 2015 Youth MentorshipsRead the original story

    May 7, 2015 | Scoop

    Winners have been announced for the NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme 2015. Three talented secondary school students will spend the next few months honing their skills and developing their craft under the mentorship of three of New Zealand's finest professional authors.


  20. Motorcyclist critically injured near OpotikiRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Waikato Times

    A motorcyclist has life-threatening injuries after coming off his bike near the Waioeka Gorge in the eastern Bay of Plenty. The man was trapped in the drain and had to be freed by emergency services, then was airlifted to hospital.