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Lizard News has a print run of 11,00 including mailbox deliveries from the Wairoa River at Bethlehem to Waihī Beach, through the rural & urban areas of the west of the Western Bay of Plenty District; Te Puna, Whakamārama, Matakana Is, Ōmokoroa, Pahoia, Apata, Aongatete, Katikati, Tahāwai, Bowentown and Athenree.


1 week ago

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Katikati Concert Band special performance, Saturday 29 January.By Eryl RaymondThe Katikati Concert Band is putting on a special performance to farewell two long-term members. Mick and Susie Goodall emigrated to Katikati from the UK in 2012 and shortly thereafter joined the Concert Band.Mick, formerly a GP, has a long association with music, playing French horn and tuba in various UK orchestras and bands, before taking up the euphonium and trombone here. In contrast, Susie, a nurse, came to music later in life. She started in the Katikati Concert Band as a novice tenor saxophone player and has developed with the band as a fine musician. She has recently learned to play euphonium as well.Both Mick and Susie have been key members of the band committee, as secretary/treasurer and music librarian. They are also well known in local bridge and golf clubs. Both have performed in the Katikatz Jazz Band, most recently in the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival.Their decision to return to the UK has been prompted by the birth of three grandchildren in the UK and the difficulties of international travel that we all now face.The Katikati Concert Band will perform their farewell concert to the Goodalls at 5pm on Saturday 29th January at St Paul's Church, Katikati. The concert will feature a number of soloists, including Mick and Susie, as well as conductor, and virtuoso trumpeter, Hiro Kobayashi. Entry is $10 at the door, and vaccination passes are required. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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An investigation is underway after a five-year-old Te Puna boy died in Starship Children’s Hospital this morning.Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Rawlinson says the death is being treated as suspicious and a post mortem is due to be carried out today.Emergency services were initially called to a Te Puna residential property on Monday 1st November after the young boy was found with injuries.He was treated in Tauranga Hospital before being airlifted to Auckland. ... See MoreSee Less
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