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Ōpōtiki's first Tuia Programme is already producing positive results amongst the community's youth.
Community requests have pushed Whakatāne's rate rise from 3.5 to 3.9 percent - far too high for one councillor.
In an unusual move, a local council has built a retirement village for its community after developers showed no interest.
A gift of face masks to the Whakatāne community proves how strong its relationship is with its friendship province in China, the district council says.
A te ao Māori answer to Airbnb looks set to provide marae with a constant revenue stream.
Anne Tolley reflects on 34 "fantastic" years in politics, including reform for children in state care, police and trades training.
The newest candidate for East Coast, Meredith Akuhata-Brown, says activism is in her DNA and it's time to make change.
Neighbours of a controversial barn in Ōpōtiki are disputing claims of constant hammering and unsanitary conditions.
Kawerau residents on a mission to clean up the town they love walked the streets during lockdown, collecting everything from fridges to used nappies.
A farmer whose sheep were ravaged by a dog last year is again having stock hassled by dogs during the night.
Bookworms are back in their element and browsing the stacks at the Whakatāne library.
Kawerau District Council is banning smoking at its events, but vaping is not covered by the new restrictions.
The triple crises of the Edgecumbe floods, the Whakaari / White Island eruption and Covid-19 have cost Whakatāne ratepayers millions of dollars.
Innovation has come in the midst of Covid-19 and Whakatāne is leading the way with New Zealand's first regional virtual mall.
More families have been exploring their Whakatāne neighbourhoods than before the lockdown and a petition wants to keep it that way.
Lobby group Hobson's Pledge has started a nationwide petition calling for the end of iwi-led "vigilante" checkpoints and has chosen a photo of the Murupara team to illustrate every social media post…
Kawerau District Council has approved nearly $1 million in spending on its 'three waters' infrastructure.
Whānau returning home to their ancestral lands will be supported through the economic turmoil of Covid-19 as promised funding is finalised.
Some of Ōpōtiki's rural ratepayers can look forward to a small drop, but town-dwellers may be in for a rise.
Kawerau District Council has applied for more than $17 million in government funding to ensure its people stay employed following Covid-19.
Māori constituency councillors are calling for more than just "pretty words" when it comes to consulting with Māori.
The Whakatāne District Council is considering next steps to remove homes from the Awatarariki fanhead after the 2005 Matatā disaster.
Eight Bay of Plenty civic leaders have met to discuss infrastructure projects with the potential to employ thousands. Video
Kawerau District Council is preparing for tough and urgent discussions on the lockdown's financial impact.
Ōpōtiki District Council is still getting to grips with the lockdown, but says staff layoffs aren't the answer.