Free fruit trees on offer for community groups

Fresh fruit could soon be on offer at a club, school or community centrenear you, thanks to Pride Whakatane. The advocacy and beautification group has bought 90 fruit trees from WaimeaNurseries to give to worthy community groups and organisations. Pride Whakatāne...

Home composting scheme a success

A home compost subsidy scheme run recently by Whakatane District Council saw unprecedented demand for composting solutions. The scheme, which was part of the council’s efforts to reduce kerbside food waste and promote sustainable gardening, was a huge success, says...

BOP quit smoking service one of the best in NZ

Above: The Hāpainga team pictured left to right: Walter Harawira Stevie-Lee Hiroki, Candy Blackwell, Monique Rio, Kate Warner and Lizzie Spence. The Bay of Plenty’s free Stop Smoking Support service, Hāpainga remains one of the top three services in New Zealand for...