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Magic teenager Khiarna Williams taking the long road towards the top
The former Trident High School pupil from Whakatane would catch up on her sleep when being driven to and from training with the WBOP Magic. 
© 2021 Sat 5:45am 

New hope for future of Whakatane mill
Is salvation in store for Whakatane's biggest private employer? 
© 2021 Wed, 14 Apr 2:45pm 

Whakatane holiday park residents claim eviction but council denies they're being kicked out
Long-term residents of a holiday park in Whakatāne say they are being kicked out of their homes and have nowhere else to go because the council is reviewing occupancy rules.But the Whakatane District Council denies anyone has... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Fri, 9 Apr 11:35am 

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Whakatane Mill closure: MP calls on region to support affected workers
Waiariki MP Rawiri Waititi has called on the region to Waiariki MP Rawiri Waititi has adopted a "Wha¯nau Ora approach" to addressing the Whakatāne Mill closure.Yesterday management at Whakatāne Mill Limited (WML) broke... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Wed, 17 Mar 10:25am 

Opihi development granted consent for subdivision, retirement village next to ancient urupa
Development of wahi tapu land on Whakatane's coast could be stalled by iwi occupation after commissioners consented to a 240-section housing subdivision and retirement village next to an ancient urupa. 
© 2021 RadioNZ Fri, 12 Mar 2:55pm 

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Whakatane homicide victim named
The man who died after a stabbing in Waiohau has been named as 31-year-old Jamaine Wharton. 
© 2021 Mon, 1 Mar 9:25pm 

Man killed in Whakatane stabbing
Police hunt for clues after 31-year-old killed in overnight incident. 
© 2021 Sun, 28 Feb 2:35pm 

Whakatane Mill workers distraught as fight continues for its salvation
Call for the Government to save 80-year-old mill by finding it local customers. 
© 2021 Thu, 25 Feb 3:45pm 

Whakatane Mill faces closure, 210 jobs at risk
Whakatane staff no longer economic, staff told. 
© 2021 Wed, 24 Feb 8:55am 

210 jobs on the line: Whakatane Mill may shut down
More than 200 staff at the Whakatane Mill have this evening been presented with a proposal to close the mill.General Manager Juha Verajankorva said in a statement that, faced with the loss of its biggest customer, the plant was... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Tue, 23 Feb 8:05pm 

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Mowbray patriarch who eyed up Whakatane mill glad it's saved
A local contender for Whakatane's mill is just happy it will keep running. 
© 2021 Tue, 1 Jun 4:05pm 

Whakatāne Mill in discussions with a potential buyer - report
The owner of the Whakatāne Mill is in discussions with a potential buyer. The Whakatane Beacon reported today that SIG Combibloc (SIG) confirmed it had received a proposal from an interested party to investigate the possibility... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Wed, 14 Apr 1:35pm 

Three people charged with murder of Whakatāne man Jamaine Wharton
Police have charged three people with the murder of 31-year-old Whakatane man Jamaine Wharton.Two men, aged 25 and 20, are due to appear in the Whakatane District Court today. A 16-year-old youth is expected to appear in the Whakatane... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Fri, 26 Mar 9:25am 

Whakatāne Mill Limited confirms it will close, all 210 staff to be made redundant
The Whakatāne Mill will close and just over 210 staff will be made redundant, most by the end of June.Management at Whakatāne Mill Limited (WML) today informed staff at the Whakatane Mill that the company has decided to... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Tue, 16 Mar 4:05pm 

Whakatāne father sentenced after breaking 7-month-old's leg
By Whakatane Beacon A young father has been sentenced to prison after breaking the leg of his 7-month-old child in October last year.Tikorunui Joseph Emery, 21, appeared for sentencing in the Whakatane District Court on Wednesday... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Fri, 12 Mar 12:55am 

Fire crews battle Whakatāne house blaze during tsunami evacuation
A house fire near Whakatane High School is now under control.Fire and Emergency New Zealand received upwards of 30 calls from the public about the blaze on a property near Goulstone Rd around 10.45am.Three fire crews attended... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Fri, 5 Mar 12:25am 

Man dies after stabbing in Whakatane
A 31-year-old man has died following a stabbing in Waiohau Whakatane overnight at about 2am.A police spokesperson said police are following lines of enquiry and want anyone to come forward who may have witnessed the incident.''We... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Sun, 28 Feb 3:25pm 

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