Museum tours available

Museum tours available

  Tours of the new Whakatāne Museum and Research Centre – Te Whare Taonga ō Taketake – will be available to interested community members on weekdays from Monday 12 November until Friday 23 November, ahead of the facility’s opening for research and community engagement...
Runway safety area extension work delayed

Runway safety area extension work delayed

The extension to the western ‘runway end safety area’ at Whakatāne Airport has been delayed, following the discovery of several shell ‘middens’ by the earthworks contractor.   The presence of shell deposits in the work area triggered the ‘accidental discovery...
Contaminated recycling causing problems

Contaminated recycling causing problems

Contaminated recycling causing problems   Increasing contamination issues are affecting the cost of operating the Whakatāne District’s kerbside recycling service.   Whakatāne District Council Solid Waste Manager Nigel Clarke says unwanted items placed in the...
Kaituna bar camera goes live

Kaituna bar camera goes live

Kaituna bar camera goes live 23 October 2018 A new camera has been installed above Bay of Plenty’s most dangerous bar – the Kaituna Cut, giving boaties an up-to-date look at the bar conditions. Bay of Plenty Regional Council Harbourmaster Peter Buell says this...