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...

Plastic recycling changes begin this week

Whakatāne District Council is reminding residents that, from this weekend, only grades 1 and 2 plastics should be placed in yellow-top recycling bins and all other plastic grades should be placed in general refuse bins. Council Solid Waste Manager Nigel Clarke says...