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  1. Video for Whakatāne Council acknowledges 'profound hurt', calls for hui with Mahuta
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    Whakatāne Council acknowledges 'profound hurt', calls for hui with Mahuta

    Whakatāne District Council wants to meet with Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta to discuss flaws in the local electoral legislation. This comes after veteran Māori journalist Hinerangi Goodman was declared the winner of last month’s Galatea-Murupara Ward election and sworn into council, only to later be declared unsuccessful after a recount. 

  2. Video for Te Mana Kuratahi Champions welcomed home
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    Te Mana Kuratahi Champions welcomed home

    National primary school kapa haka champions, Te Kura o Te Pāroa, have been welcomed home to Whakatāne. 

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    Former council candidate taking legal action to reclaim seat

    Māori journalist Hinerangi Goodman is pushing to reclaim her seat on council by asking the public to help fund her legal fees through Givealittle. The former candidate for the Murupara/Galatea ward claims her spot was unfairly contested after her name was drawn out of a hat and then sworn in.

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    Councilor Toi Iti refuses to 'be that token Māori at the table'

    Toi Iti, son of the famous Tūhoe Activist Tame Iti doesn’t want to end up being the ‘token Māori’ after he was sworn into the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.    

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    Māori trust harbours big aspirations for Whakatāne

    A modest parcel of Māori land, thought by many to have little potential for development, could now anchor the district’s aspirations for sustainable economic growth and revitalisation in Whakatāne.

  6. Video for Whakatāne darts player selected for World Champs in Romania
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    Whakatāne darts player selected for World Champs in Romania

    A Whakatāne darts player will be representing NZ for the very first time on the international stage at the World Champs in Romania in October. Sharlene Maru-Habib of Ngāti Awa and Tainui is one of five Māori selected in the NZ Team at the NZDC National Championships this week.

  7. Video for Driver wings it after KFC fail
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    Driver wings it after KFC fail

    A hungry van driver got himself into a precarious situation trying to pick up his order from KFC without realising that his camper van was too high to get through the drive thru.

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    New employment hub for rangatahi launches in Whakatane

    The new Tū Maia Rangatahi Hub in Whakatane will help more rangatahi, in the area gain skills and find employment.

  9. Video for Wairere men's, Bulletz women's touch champions
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    Wairere men's, Bulletz women's touch champions

    A repeat from last year’s men’s final as Wairere win their third title at the Whakatāne Touch Tournament against arch-rivals Playin Up. While Bulletz nail-biting win against Playin Up by one point was another highlight in the women’s final.

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    Māori dresses inspired by Disney

    A haka bodice fused with a tutu dress is on display at the Kohine Kollection launch in Whakatāne, incorporating kapa haka and Disney-inspired themes.

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