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Lizard News has a print run of 11,200 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.


2 days ago

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As this edition was about to go to press, State Highway 2 was closed at Whakamārama shops, due to a truck snapping a power pole at the Barrett Road intersection.An eyewitness tells Lizard News a truck with a container on its trailer reversed into the pole, leaving it suspended by the power lines in a shower of sparks.Emergency services have set up diversions to Youngson Road, with long tailbacks in all directions. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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Picture in a frameBy Val Helm, PresidentInnovation Garden ClubThe Innovation Garden Club in Waihi Beach has come up with a novel way of showcasing succulents and other hanging plants by using a picture frame, boxing the back and attaching chicken wire to the back of the frame, filling it with soil and recycled materials to hang on an outside wall.The competition is open to all members and non-members of the Garden Club. If you are not a member of the Garden Club there will be a charge of $10.00 to enter this competition.The frame is to be no larger than 92cm x 72cm (or any smaller size) and must include living plants, but can also include ornaments. Very strong D-rings must be attached to the back of the boxed picture frame with strong cord or rope from which to hang the exhibit.The winning entry will receive $300 and second place $150. Winners will be announced at 1 pm on 9th July at the Waihi Beach RSA.This "Picture in a Frame" will be exhibited at the Waihi Beach RSA between 2nd and 9th July. Entries are to be dropped off at the Waihi Beach RSA before 12 noon on 2nd July.If you wish to enter this competition email your details to innovationgardenclub@gmail.com or collect an entry form from the Waihi Beach RSA.For further information contact 027 289 7674. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Homicide investigation underway in Whakamārama.Statement from Detective Inspector Lew Warner:A homicide investigation is under way following the death of a man in Whakamārama last night (Sunday 12 June).Emergency services were called to an Old Highway property at about 8.35pm.A man was located at the address with critical injuries.Medical assistance was provided however the man died at the scene a short time later.A scene guard has been in place overnight and a forensic scene examination will begin today.Local residents in the rural area will notice an increased Police presence as enquiries continue into the circumstances that lead to his death.Anyone with information is asked to contact Police via 105 and quote file number 220613/3065.Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. ... See MoreSee Less
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