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Bridge upgrade detail

8 April 2016

The Peketahi Bridge will be re-decked and its railway lines removed in a $5 million upgrade planned for next summer. NZTA says existing steel girders on the Pekatahi Bridge are in "good" condition and the hardwood sleepers are "okay" but the timber deck has deteriorated, requiring regular...

Congestion at the hub will increase next summer as another 2000 vehicles a day are detoured over Whakatane's Landing Road Bridge. NZ Transport Agency is planning a $5million upgrade of the Pekatahi bridge at Taneatua that will increase its load capacity, the speed of crossing traffic, and potentially its...

The people of Maunapohatu want the Government to officially pardon Māori spiritual leader Rua Kenana. Hundreds gathered at the small village in Te Urewera to commemorate the 100th anniversary of police entering Maunapohatu determined to arrest...

Gold star for Black

30 March 2016

A GOLD star was presented to deputy chief fire officer Daniel (Howie) Black at Tāneatua Volunteer Fire Brigades recent 50th anniversary...

More than 20,000 people flocked through the gates at Rūātoki over the weekend to take part in the biennial festival, Te Ahurei a Tūhoe. Held to celebrate the unity among Tūhoe, the festival involves the tribal members taking part in competitions including kapa haka, rugby, netball and...

Ngai Tuhoe came together this weekend for the Ahurei, a biennial gathering of kapa haka, sport and whanaungatanga. Tuhoe leader Tamati Kruger says the crowd of more than 20,000 who filled the marae of the Ruatoki valley included tribal members from all over the world. He says in terms of where its people live the tribe is now more urban that rural, and people appreciate the opportunity to reconnect with their family, language and...

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