Everyone has a story to tell

An important part of remembering Anzac Day is hearing stories of first-hand experiences of people who have served.
‘Lest we forget’ is the common phrase, but unfortunately often we do forget these stories as they pass from generation to generation almost like Chinese whispers.
Personal historian Kate McCarthy from Forget-Me-Not-Life-Stories…

Dawn service at the Mount Cenotaph

Hundreds gathered before sunrise at the Mount Cenotaph this morning to commemorate Anzac Day.
Members of the public, cadets, and RSA members began gathering from 5am, with the parade beginning at 5.50am.
Mount Maunganui RSA chaplain Reverend Marie Gilpin led the service, reading from the Book of Ecclesiasticus.
As part of the service, Mount Maunganui…

Three hour parking limits arrive

Car parking in some areas of the city centre will be restricted to three hours per day, starting on Monday, April 30.
The new P180 time zones will be in parts of Elizabeth Street, Durham Street, Grey Street, Devonport Road, Spring Street and Willow Street.
The time restrictions mean a vehicle can be parked for a total of three hours on any one day…

The weather outlook for Anzac Day

Good morning, today is Anzac Day, Wednesday April 25, 2018. The weather forecast today is for a fine day apart from some evening cloud. Also southwest breezes.
It’s a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 21 and an overnight low of 9 degrees. Humidity is 95 per cent.
Low tide is at 8.30am and high tide at 2.40pm. There’s a sea…

The weather outlook for Anzac Day

Good morning, today is Anzac Day, Wednesday April 25, 2018. The weather forecast today is for a fine day apart from some evening cloud. Also southwest breezes.
It’s a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 21 and an overnight low of 9 degrees. Humidity is 95 per cent.
Low tide is at 8.30am and high tide at 2.40pm. There’s a sea…

The weather outlook for Anzac Day

Good morning, today is Anzac Day, Wednesday April 25, 2018. The weather forecast today is for a fine day apart from some evening cloud. Also southwest breezes.
It’s a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 21 and an overnight low of 9 degrees. Humidity is 95 per cent.
Low tide is at 8.30am and high tide at 2.40pm. There’s a sea…

The weather outlook for Anzac Day

Good morning, today is Anzac Day, Wednesday April 25, 2018. The weather forecast today is for a fine day apart from some evening cloud. Also southwest breezes.
It’s a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 21 and an overnight low of 9 degrees. Humidity is 95 per cent.
Low tide is at 8.30am and high tide at 2.40pm. There’s a sea…

Voting to close on by-election, museum

There is just one week left to vote in the council by-election and the museum referendum with voting closing Tuesday May 1, at 12pm.
Voters are recommended to drop off voting papers at the council’s customer service centre or at their local library to avoid the risk of voting papers arriving late by post.
Postal votes will not be counted if they…

Urgent transfers for rescue helicopter

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter has been involved in two urgent transfers from Whakatane Hospital this week.
On Monday at 9am the helicopter was dispatched to Whakatane Hospital to transfer an 11-year-old boy who was suffering a serious medical condition.
He was flown to Auckland Hospital for specialist treatment.
Then on Tuesday at 3 pm, the…

Serious crash north of Kawerau

Two people have been injured in a car crash north of Kawerau this morning.
A police spokesperson says they were called to the scene of the two-vehicle accident at around 9.30am.
She says one person is seriously injured, while another person is reported to have minor injuries.
The accident occurred on Kawerau Road, between Lambert Road and Charterisi…

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