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POLICE were called to the Whakatane Holiday Park yesterday as some visitors objected to leaving. Camping grounds are being shut around the country following a directive from the Government that only essential services can continue operating during a shutdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Quentin Cole said he and his partner had been instructed to leave the Whakatane District Council-run campground by 5pm last night. “With my situation, and probably for about six other people here, we actually have got nowhere to go,” he said. He said he and his partner were

NOWHERE TO GO: Quentin Cole is among a group of campers at Whakatane Holiday Park who had to leave by 5pm yesterday. Photo Troy Baker D9755-01

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planning to pack kiwifruit. “However, there are people who are allowed to stay if they have been here for 50 days or more, and they are going to keep the toilets open for them, even if they are self-contained.” Mr Cole said he had spoken to someone at the council on Monday and they had assured him they would not just get kicked out. “How do we keep ourselves hygienically safe when we don’t have access to fresh water and facilities. “Surely the council should just lock the campground down and not allow any further people in.” Whakatane council spokeswoman Alexandra Pickles said the council had been forced to ask campers in camping grounds, as well as

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A COMMUNITY assessment centre for coronavirus is being established at Whakatane’s Rex Morpeth Park. Workers were yesterday erecting fencing around the park and marquees at the back of the Whakatane War Memorial Centre. Eastern Bay Primary Health Alliance head Greig Dean has confirmed that it is a community assessment centre, similar to the centre that opened at the Tauranga

Racecourse yesterday where people with suspected Covid-19 symptoms can go for assessment. He said more details would follow in coming days about how the centre would operate. The community assessment centres are being set up to allow other medical centres, general practices (GPs) and Whakatane and Tauranga hospitals to continue providing health services to the pub-

lic without the threat of Covid-19 transmission. The Bay of Plenty District Health Board said yesterday that they were for people who were unwell; people with acute respiratory illness and people with flu-like illness/infection with no other plausible cause for the symptoms than Covid-19. They were not general swabbing centres and anyone not acutely unwell would not be seen.

Rates freeze on offer THOSE affected by the Rangitaiki Floodway targeted rate may be the only ones not offered relief through a freeze on Bay of Plenty Regional Council rates. There was a resolution from regional councillors at yesterday’s committee meeting to work towards a zero-percent general rates increase in the 2020-21 financial year. However, the council expects to make final decisions on its annual plan and set rates for 2020-21 at its meeting scheduled for June 25. Chief executive Fiona McTavish told councillors the council planned to use its reserves to help keep rates at the lowest possible. Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, the council was forecasting rates increases of 2.8 percent across the region. However, Ms McTavish told council-

lors that, despite the council’s commitment to achieving manageable rates, the targeted rates in the Rangitaiki area might still increase. She said there was still a lot of work that needed to be done following the 2017 Edgecumbe floods. The Rangitaiki Floodway Project is a multi-stage project designed to take pressure off the flood-prone Rangitaiki River by diverting some of its flow. Increasing the capacity of the floodway reduces flood levels in the Rangitaiki River from upstream of Edgecumbe to the river mouth. Changes to the remaining stages in the project have identified future cost increases of $8.4 million. Chairman Doug Leeder said the national picture had fundamentally changed and emphasised the council’s

continuing role in providing essential services to the community. “The direction to keep general rates increases at zero percent gives certainty to people in the Bay of Plenty, and helps to relieve the pressure that some territorial local authorities in our region are facing when looking at setting rates in this unprecedented time,” he said. “There are some big decisions we’ll need to make later in the year when we can get back to business as usual. We have the capacity to use our reserve funding and we recognise that some projects will now be delayed due to Covid-19. “There will also be some matters to work through, such as how we fund some big infrastructure projects like stage six of the Rangitaiki Floodway works,” Mr Leeder said.

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THE community of Edgecumbe may have to prepare for the worst if demand for products remains greater than supply. A SuperValue staff member, who did not want to be named, said suppliers had rationed their already limited supply including fast-moving product such as flour, non-essential items and long-life products. “We receive approximately 400 cartons of essential items per week, however, we never know what we might get. It might be flour, or it might be something else, but we have to ration out those supplies to the community. The only supermarket chain in the rural community has been dealt a further blow with the loss of essential staff who are afraid to return to work, the man said. “Some of the staff are frightened and have left voluntarily, with little notice. We also have staff who have to isolate because they’re aged over 70 and are required to stay home, so, we’re really doing it hard. “We can train new people, but that takes time and we’re needing the staff now to cope with the influx of people, or we may be forced to close. “The issue is the amount we’re receiving. It’s not so much that people are

SOLD OUT: Scores of people line up to get supplies at Riverslea SuperValue following news that a level four shut down is imminent. Photo by Delilah Whaitiri D9759-01

panic buying. I feel for everyone because of the times, but suppliers need to give us more so there’ll be enough. According to Statistics New Zealand, the population in Edgecumbe was under 2000 in 2012 and more than 10 percent of the community were aged 65 and over. The aged are also the most at-risk group in the community and face other challenges including transportation. “We also need to service these people, so please think of them too,” the man said.


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Campers told to leave camp ground „ Continued from Page 1 freedom campers, to leave. “We have had a directive from central Government that all campgrounds have to close to the public,” she said. “We do have some semi-permanent people who would otherwise be homeless, so they have been allowed to stay, but there are some who have been asked to move on. “Most people have agreed to do that as per the instructions. However, a few people have put up a bit of a protest. “It is a challenging time for everyone and we just ask everyone to be kind, to be co-operative and considerate.’ Meanwhile Ohope residents and freedom campers Sue and Adrian Wright were back home with their motorhome yesterday after having to cut their trip short. “We had to cut it short because of the lockdown. We weren’t in a hurry to come home, we were going to stay down in Wellington for a week,” Mr Wright said. The couple said they came across scores of travellers on their four-day trip and travellers were very nervous. “Aged people are very nervous,” Mrs Wright said. “Anyone aged around 70 in a motorhome said they just wanted to get home.” The couple said they stayed in a campground in Taupo that was packed. “It was mainly New Zealanders trying to get back to where they are from. A lot were elderly, 70-plus, and they were really nervous,” Mr Wright said. “It shows you the panic mode, people are really on edge.” He said they came across many international visitors in the lakes district around Rotorua. They were all in motorhomes and the Wrights were unsure where the visitors would go. However, Ohope Top 10 Holiday Park and Surf and Sand manager Mark Inman said some parks were still open to self-contained motorhomes. He said they were classified an essential service and were open for business

SAFE AT HOME: Adrian Wright and Murphy are glad to be back home in Ohope yesterday after they cut a trip short this week following news of the lockdown. Photos Troy Baker D7558-01

KEEPING PEACE: Police were on hand at Whakatane Holiday Park to talk to campers who were upset that they had to leave. Photo Mark Reider D9760-01

with precautionary measures. “The only way you can stay in the park is if you are self-contained. All our blocks are closed. “They have got holiday parks that will take them as long as they are selfcontained, and the majority of those campers should be self-contained. “Cambridge Top 10 is another one that is open because they are close to the airport.” Mr Inman said the park had a management plan in place to mitigate any risk of further spread of the virus, including international visitors remaining self-isolated for two weeks, their motorhomes being self-contained and ensuring two metre distances were kept between people. “As a community we have got to look at how we come together and support

those in need as well, rather than just shut your doors. “Can you imagine if you are in a country and everything is being shut down around you and you have got

nowhere to go.” Mr Inman said the campground had taken a massive hit with 699 bookings for the Easter weekend having to be cancelled because of the shutdown.

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GPs open – but changing the way they see patients between patients. Phone, email and video consultations are being rolled out by GPs across New Zealand and follows in the wake of Italy’s experience of COVID-19, which shows the virus was spreading in GP waiting rooms. “In view of the Government’s suggested restrictions announced yesterday, we believe it is important to keep vulnerable patients safe by reducing the number of people in GP waiting rooms,” said Royal NZ College of GPs president Dr Samantha Murton. “We have not taken this decision lightly, but we have spoken with many of our health sector colleagues and Maori partners, and we are confident this is the right action to take. “We want patients to be assured that continuity of care will continue. These are extraordinary times and require extraordinary measures. We are at a crossroads. “If we do not act immediately, we will lose an important opportunity to help control this virus and save lives.”

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TE Urewera remains off bounds for all visitors and iwi leadership are urging people to take heed. With the coronavirus alert level rising to four today, forcing the shutdown of all non-essential businesses, tourist attractions and schools, iwi across the region have been spurred to act. Access to all huts, campgrounds, walks and freedom camping in Te Urewera have closed to the public and include Lake Waikaremoana and the great walk. Te Urewera Board and Te Uru Taumatua chairman Tamati Kruger said the exclusion included all huts, back-country huts, designated paid campgrounds and freedom camping areas. It also included the use of boat ramps, and the Department of Conservationmanaged Waikaremoana Holiday Park. “The prime minister has asked all New Zealanders to return to their homes. After that, travel within New Zealand will face significant restrictions except for workers in essential services,”

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Students pack kai parcels Kathy Forsyth Education reporter

WHAKATANE High School prefects have been hard at work packing parcels of food for whanau of students who might need a little help during the shutdown to stop the spread of Covid19. “We thought we would make some food parcels for our students who needed support most and with the supermarkets selling out so quickly that puts more pressure on the families,” said Cameron Phillips. “Every Tuesday and Thursday we

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Council suspends consultations Charlotte Jones Local democracy reporter

THE Bay of Plenty Regional Council has suspended public consultation for its annual plan in light of the current Covid-19 precautions. It has also suspended public consultation on its proposed Resource Management Act changes but will continue with public consultation on its Flood Protection and Drainage Bylaws. Regional council chief executive Fiona McTavish told councillors at yesterday’s meeting that they were currently living in “extraordinary times” and public consultation on these would not be appropriate. She said the changes to the Resource Management Act were minor and there would simply now be no change. She told councillors that instead of consulting on the regional council’s annual plan the public would be provided with an information document of all the proposed changes. Recommendations would then be brought back to the council for consideration in June. Deputy chairwoman and Western Bay of Plenty councillor Jane Nees asked what would happen with consultation on key matters such as public transport. Ms McTavish said the council would begin consultation as soon as it could. “It depends how fast we come back from Covid-19,” she said. Tauranga councillor Stuart Crosby asked if the council could stop public consultation under the requirements set by the Government. Ms McTavish said the council was not required to consult on its annual plan, only its long-term plan. She said public consultation would be

continuing on the Flood Protection and Drainage Bylaws as they were an essential public service. Under the proposed 2020 bylaws, landowners will need to apply for prior written authority to undertake activities that may have a detrimental effect on the regional council’s assets. There are also proposed rules specifically for ploughing and fencing activities. When these activities are carried out in close proximity to the stopbanks, particularly those in the lower reaches of the Kaituna, Rangitaiki and Tarawera Rivers, they could have a detrimental impact on the integrity of those stopbanks. There are also four new proposed floodways in addition to the Rangitaiki in the Eastern Bay. These are Waioeka, Mangorewa, Waingaehe and Ngongataha. Regional council chairman and Eastern Bay councillor Doug Leeder said in a statement that these bylaws were a core function and would continue to be a focus for the council even when the country headed into a level four Covid-19 alert. “In parts of our region, the bylaws are key to ensuring the safety of our communities,” he said. “People will continue to be consulted to ensure these bylaws can be approved later this year. “However, we are acutely aware that our communities will have different matters on their minds over the coming weeks and months, so we have made the decision not to consult on our annual plan, but to ramp up our consultation later in the year on our long-term plan.”

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WITH Covid-19 beginning to disrupt business, Whakatane-based Adcam Recruiting has amassed a pool of temporary workers to replace those affected by the virus. Adcam managing director Hannah Horner said with schools closing, employers will be hard-pressed to find replacements for parents of younger children in a timely manner – let alone if staff contracted the virus themselves. “We have gone through all of our accounts and found out who would be available and when because when things happen, it’s going to be immedi-

ate and it’s going to be serious,” she said. With the Government-mandated four-week shut-down now in place, once conditions return to a semblance of normalcy there will likely be a need to fill jobs temporarily – especially for those who contract the virus over the shut-down period. “A lot of businesses will be cutting staff hours, so there’s the potential of a lot of people being added to our books. “It’s only going to grow more and more and it will probably happen quickly,” she said. “We have hundreds of names in our database.” As essential services will remain open for business during the shut-

down, there is a potential that some job positions may need to be filled as individuals choose to self-isolate or become ill. Mrs Horner said they could help these businesses fill vacancies on short notice. “Being able to put people on temporary contracts means employers don’t have to worry about doing their own recruiting. We literally have people ready to be placed in any business at any time,” she said. Mrs Horner said all indications were that nobody was going to come out of Covid-19 unscathed. “We’ll be feeling the pinch as well, so we’ll have to do whatever we can to ride the wave,” she said.

Dealership recognised for excellence A POLICY of ensuring customer excellence has paid off for Whakatane’s Ford dealership as it was presented with the automotive company’s prestigious Presidents Award. Ocean Ford principal Stephen Hermansen, pictured with his wife, Paula, at the awards dinner, said the award was the pinnacle of the company’s annual recognition of outstanding efforts among Ford dealerships. Ocean Ford Whakatane has consistently placed second in its category for the past few years, and 2019 saw the company collect first place and receive recognition for achievement of the very highest level. “We have been knocking on the door to win this award for the past few years. Constant fine-tuning of our business practices and a great team of people got us there in 2019,” Mr Hermansen said. The bar is set very high for the award’s criteria and while many dealers do their best to go above and beyond, only a few can distinguish

themselves with extraordinary performance in sales and customer satisfaction. Each year Ford New Zealand recognises this select group by awarding the top dealer in each size category with this award. Success is based on each dealership leading its group across a range of performance criteria weighted toward customer satisfaction. Mr Hermansen attended the awards at the Fiji Intercontinental Resort where Ford New Zealand presented category winners with the 2019 President’s Award. Wanting to celebrate the good news alongside that of operations manager Jared McGillivray and the rest of the staff, Mr Hermansen delayed the announcement until their return. In recognition of Mr McGillivray’s 10th year of continuous employment – he began working at Ocean Ford on February 28, 2010 – the occasion was also used to present the operations manager with a specially carved limestone koru.

AUTOMOBILE Association petrol watch spokesman Mark Stockdale says the largest price drop they have ever seen has taken place during March. Not only has this month seen the start of an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, but the Covid-19 pandemic has decimated supply chains and grounded flights. “All the oil prices were falling due to the global pandemic, which has resulted in reduced demand,” Mr Stockdale said. “Then a meeting between the OPEC nations and others failed to agree on product outputs, which has resulted in a price war.” Mr Stockdale said the increased oil production in combination with the lesser demand had resulted in a “substantial fall” in petrol prices. “We’ve experienced a 34 cent drop in the national price during March alone,” he said. “This is the largest two-week drop we have ever observed. It’s quite remarkable.” The petrol price had fallen 44 cents since the start of the year. The national price for 91 Octane was now $1.95, which was the lowest since August 2017. “This is the headline price, but many are selling it for below $1.80, a price that we saw in 2016.” However, falling commodity prices has a limited effect on what people are paying at the pump in New Zealand. “The commodity price makes up about a quarter of the price, the rest is tax and margins.” Mr Stockdale said motorists were paying $1.06 per litre in fuel tax at the moment, except for Aucklanders who were paying $1.16 in tax.

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You must stay home. We are moving to Alert Level 4 at 11:59pm. At 11:59pm tonight, New Zealand will move to Alert Level 4. This will save lives. Level 4 measures include:

• Healthcare will be available for those that need it.

• those not involved in essential work, must stay at home

• Your usual financial support, such as benefits, will continue as usual.

• educational facilities are now closed • businesses are closed except for essential services (e.g. supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics) and lifeline utilities. Where you stay tonight is where you must stay from now on. You must only be in physical contact with those you are living with while we remain at Level 4.

It is likely Level 4 measures will stay in place for a number of weeks.

You will be supported • Food will always be available – production will continue, distribution will continue, supermarkets will continue. You will always have access to food. • Pharmaceuticals will always be available.

• There is additional financial support from the government. Find out more at www.workandincome.govt.nz

Take care of yourself and one another Don’t let physical distance stop you staying connected. Keep in touch with people using video calls, phone calls, chat and texting. If you feel stressed or anxious, you can call or text 1737 to talk with a trained counsellor for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Keep up regular physical exercise and get some fresh air when possible. It’s okay as long as this is solitary, or only with those that you live with.

Stopping our movement stops the virus Remember, what you do now, will affect all of us. Sticking to the rules matters. Stay home. Save lives.

If you’re not sure who to contact for help, call the free government helpline on 0800 779 997 (8am–1am, 7 days a week). If you have symptoms call your GP first, or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453

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What are essential businesses? Essential businesses, and those that support them, will continue to provide the necessities of life for everyone in New Zealand.

This means food, medicine, healthcare, energy, fuel, waste-removal, internet and financial support will continue to be available.

This list is evolving. A more detailed list is available at Covid19.govt.nz Sectors

Entities providing essential services (including their supply chains)

Accommodation

• Accommodation services for essential workers and people who need to be isolated/quarantined

Border

• Customs New Zealand, Immigration New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries

Building and construction

• Building and construction related to essential services, critical infrastructure, or immediately needed to maintain human health and safety at home/workneeded to maintain human health and safety at home/work

Courts, tribunals and the justice system

• Courts of New Zealand and tribunals

Education

At level 3 only:

• Critical Crown entities (e.g. Electoral Commission)

• Schools and educational facilities (e.g. ECE centres) Fast-moving consumer goods

• Businesses involved in the supply, delivery, distribution and sale of food, beverage and other key consumer goods (but not takeaway shops)

Financial services

• Banks, insurers and other financial institutions

Health

• Hospitals, primary care clinics, pharmacies, medical laboratories, care facilities • Ambulance services • Mortuary services

Local and national government

• Any entity involved in COVID-19 response or that has civil defence/ emergency management functions • Key public services

Primary industries, including food and beverage production and processing

• Packaging, production and processing of food and beverage products • Food safety and verification, inspection or associated laboratory services, food safety and biosecurity functions • Veterinary and animal health/welfare services

Public safety and national security

• Emergency services • Security and intelligence services • Justice system • Public safety and national security roles

Science

• Any entity (including research organisations) involved in COVID-19 response, hazard monitoring, resilience, diagnostics for essential services

Social services

• Welfare and social services, including NGOs, which meet immediate needs (further guidance will be provided)

Transport and logistics

• Transport services • New Zealand Post and courier services • Any small passenger service vehicle driver – including taxis and ride-share services

Utilities and communications, including supply chains

• Electricity, gas, water, waste, fuel, telecommunication services, internet providers and media

These businesses will continue working, but will put in place alternative ways of working to keep employees safe, including shift-based working, staggered meal breaks, flexible leave arrangements and physical distancing. We are setting up a call centre and free 0800 number to help answer questions about this. Our website will be updated as soon as this is set up. More specific information for each sector will be published shortly.

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Student’s frantic bid to leave US Kathy Forsyth Education reporter

A WHAKATANE student on a scholarship to a United States university is adapting to self-isolation and distance learning after a whirlwind week in which she had to leave the country when her college shut down. Anais Magner, who is doing a degree at Mount Holyoke College, arrived in Whakatane last Wednesday and went into self-isolation at her Ohakana home. “The past week and a half has felt like a month,” she said. “It was crazy.’ Her college, she said, was part of a consortium of five colleges and students could take classes across the different institutions. She said two of the colleges announced the previous Monday they were closing and lessons would be done online.

It was hard because first thing I wanted to do when I saw my parents and brother was give them a hug, but I couldn’t, and I know they really wanted to – it took a lot for all of us to take a step back. – Anais Magner

“On the Tuesday everyone was talking about it, saying ‘oh my god, what is going to happen’, and then Tuesday night our campus announced it was going to close,” Ms Magner said. “It was crazy, I was working in the dining hall and everyone was freaking out, there were people sobbing their eyes out.” She said students were devastated because they would miss graduation as universities in America finished their year in May and shut for the spring break before re-opening in September. Some exams also had to be cancelled. Ms Magner said she spent days sorting out her life and arranging storage for her belongings. “And then I also had to figure out

GOOD TO BE HOME: Anais Magner says she is lucky to get a shuttle to the airport to come home as everything was shutting down in the States. Photo supplied

flights at the last minute. “I had flights booked in May and I was trying to move them forward, but I couldn’t get through to the call centre. It was so overwhelming, both mum and I spent like maybe a total of 10 hours on hold.’ Ms Magner said she ended up booking another flight on Qatar Airways and stopping over in Doha. “The entire week was a whirlwind; all my professors were like ‘we have never had to do this before, we have no idea what is going to happen’.” She said one of her professors was very understanding and said students could compete three assessments before May, but he wouldn’t make them take part in lectures online. “That was such a relief. With that same class I was supposed to sit a

mid-term and he was ‘mid-term is cancelled’.” Ms Magner said she was also studying Chinese, which was a very speechintensive class. “They have set up lectures and slide shows we have to go through, and responsive things where I read out a dialogue and they give us feedback on it. They have also set up Q&A hours that span all of our time zones.” Ms Magner said she had friends from all over the world, including Morocco, Nepal and Ghana, and from around the States, who were in a similar situation to her. About 27 percent of the students at the 4000-student college were internationals. Ms Magner said initially students thought they had a bit longer to leave,

but the situation was changing rapidly, and the college was advising that the faster they got out the better. “And then the Saturday just before I went, they said, ‘if you leave a 10-mile radius from campus you are not allowed back on campus’.” Ms Magner said she was lucky to get a shuttle to the airport as everything was shutting down.. Her flight was unusually empty as people reduced air travel. “Those flights are normally jampacked.” Ms Magner said she was in self-isolation in the guest suite of their island home. “It was hard because first thing I wanted to do when I saw my parents and brother was give them a hug, but I couldn’t, and I know they really wanted to – it took a lot for all of us to take a step back.”

Whitebaiters have letter penned to minster Charlotte Jones Local democracy reporter

CONCERNS raised by whitebaiters at a public meeting have been collated and sent to the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage. Whitebaiters gathered at a public meeting organised by East Coast MP Anne Tolley earlier this month to have their say on the Government’s proposed changes to management of the fishery. Four of the six whitebait species are classified as “at risk” or threatened” and the Department of Conservation is proposing to address this by managing and limiting whitebaiters. Mrs Tolley arranged the meeting in response to criticism from local whitebaiters that the nearest public meeting organised by DoC was 208 kilometres away in Otorohanga. “It was clear that DoC’s consultation was centrally based

and hadn’t involved any local offices. It was appallingly inadequate,” Mrs Tolley said. “I was delighted to see so many people come to the meeting and actively take part in the discussion. I was very impressed with the points raised and the respectful manner in which it was done. “I hope I managed to condense a wide-ranging discussion into key points for the minster.” Proposed changes include amending the timing of the whitebait season, introducing nationwide upstream limits on whitebaiting, creating whitebait refuges in some waterways – which could see whitebaiting banned for two to 10 years or indefinitely, banning some whitebaiting gear and phasing out the export of whitebait. Mrs Tolley collated the 125 whitebaiters’ thoughts and suggestions in response to these proposals and sent them on their behalf to Ms Sage. These included concerns that

the Government was looking at a New Zealand-wide solution rather than regional strategies, loss of habitat not being taken into account when considering whitebait decline, thoughts that Government should regulate the size of equipment rather than the type and that scientific evidence should form the basis of all discussions. “If the minister and her ministry focus on those key points with standard equipment rules, regionally based changes based on the local science and catch changes aligned with collaboration on habitat with regional councils and DoC, I think she will get good support from locals who have made it clear they understand changes have to be made to preserve and enhance the fishery.” Submissions on the proposed changes have now closed.

What are the proposed changes? THREE options are proposed to align the fishing season around New Zealand „ August 15 – October 14 (DoC’s preferred option) „ September 1 – October 30 „ September 1 – November 15

proposed „ Permitted for two years then not permitted for two years in a repeating cycle „ Not permitted for five to 10 years then reviewed „ Not permitted for 10years and then indefinitely after that

Two ways to introduce national upstream limits on whitebaiting are proposed. „ Introduce peg markers upstream of which no fishing can occur „ Where pegs are not in place, whitebaiting only occurs within the tidal portions of waterways

Changes are proposed to ban some whitebaiting gear and practices „ Phase out sock nets and traps in nets „ Phase out screens or implement nationwide size and location restrictions „ Ban fishing for whitebait from structures other than stands and within 20metres of weirs, groynes and illegal diversions. „ Only one net to be used at a time.

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AS autumn descends, Whakatane residents are urged to rake up leaves on their properties, and clear leaves and debris from nearby stormwater grates to avoid possible damage from surface flooding. Whakatane District Council three waters infrastructure manager Tomasz Krawczyk said gutters were regularly swept to remove leaves and litter, but council teams simply didn’t have capacity to clear every street daily. “Leaves blown from deciduous trees and then washed into road gutters by rain run-off, combined with more frequent rainfall, is an issue at this time of the year,” he said. “We’d love people to rake up leaves on their properties and also keep an eye on the stormwater grates in their neighbourhoods. “If grates are obviously clogged with leaves and debris, it only takes a couple of minutes to clear them out, and that can make all the difference when heavy rain does arrive.” Mr Krawczyk said autumn leaves made good garden mulch, or could be raked up or collected in lawnmower catchers and either composted or disposed of in greenwaste bins. The removal of leaves from street

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ACROSS 1. It’s a crime one may take as an affront (7) 5. Haul back to church through a narrow ravine (5) 8. Buttery with its place on the bridge? (7) 9. Pythias’ friend returned, a wanderer (5) 10. A eeting view of eel her map afforded (9) 12. A tint, and cry of the chase (3) 13. Assumption of a mix that can have nothing in it (5) 17. Succour, as offered by topless servant (3) 19. Company’s security may need brute to organise it (9) 21. Company we have is right to shrink in fear (5) 22. Then can it be made to captivate one? (7) 24. Teetotal advertisement for a nymph in the woods (5) 25. Being rash, he had to get sorted out (7) DOWN 1. Sort of grey-pink mushroom (6) 2. Irresponsible journey by air to capital of Yemen (7) 3. Raised surface offered a racing certainty (3) 4. The lesser rorqual shows there’s some mistake (5) 5. Person of breeding might lament gen being put out (9) 6. Fluid an elderly MP has to hold (5) 7. Did wrong, when bird was about, to have kept it secret (6) 11. Wandered at random in Eden, dream being broken (9) 14. Bottle of rouge – a top claret, maybe (7) 15. Rank that managed the plain-clothes branch (6) 16. Animal surgeon Edward passed as being sound (6) 18. A girl’s marriage portion will serve, twisted as it may be (5) 20. Put ashore, one is told, to ďŹ nd a tree (5) 23. Divide the pack, and make it short (3)

PREVIOUS SOLUTION Across 1. Prank 4. Chaotic 8. Pilot 9. Forearm 10. Icy 11. Elemental 12. Gods 13. Stum 18. Rectitude 20. Eon 21. Abelard 22. Mamba 23. Explain 24. Delay. Down 1. Popping-crease 2. Alloyed 3. Kitted 4. Coffer 5. Airmen 6. Trait 7. Complementary 14. Thermal 15. Cicada 16. Sudden 17. Termed 19. Cheep.

TARGET How many words of four letters or more can you make? There is at least one nine-letter word. Each letter may be used only once and all words must contain the centre letter. No words starting with a capital, no plurals ending in s unless they are also a verb. Good 16 Very Good 23 Excellent 30+

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Eastern Bay of Plenty outlook Wednesday

H high L low Midnight Wednesday

Noon Wednesday

Thursday

Fine morning, Cloudy periods, then cloudy chance shower. periods and chance Southwesterlies. afternoon or evening shower. Light SW.

isobar cold occluded warm

22 10 Whakatane 22 10 Opotiki 23 8 Kawerau

Whakatane Opotiki Kawerau

stationary

A southwest flow eases over New Zealand as a ridge builds onto the country. On Thursday an active front moves across southern and central New Zealand, followed by a strong southwest change. The front clears the North Island early Friday and southwesterlies gradually ease as a large ridge extends onto New Zealand from the Tasman Sea late Friday and Saturday.

Time

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Sea

Wed, Mar 25

4am 10am 4pm 10pm 4am 10am 4pm 10pm

SW 8 SW 4 N 11 SW 7 SW 6 SW 3 W9 W 12

slight smooth slight slight slight smooth slight slight

21 7 21 7 24 9

21 8 21 8 23 9

Whakatane Opotiki Kawerau

21 8 21 8 22 10

Whakatane Opotiki Kawerau

March 25, 2020

10am SW 3kt 4pm N 10kt 10pm SW 6kt

Wind km/h <29

1

N 0.3m N 0.3m NE 0.3m

30-59

source: SwellMap.co.nz

60+

Max/Overnight Min °C

25 14

20°C

OHOPE BEACH WAIHI

21 10

10am S 3kt 4pm N 7kt 10pm NE 5kt

0.5

N 0.3m N 0.4m N 0.4m

HICKS BAY

TAURANGA

22 11

NE 0.3 NE 0.3 NE 0.3 NE 0.3 NE 0.4 NE 0.4 NE 0.4 NE 0.4

TE PUKE

MATAMATA

0.5

20 11

20 9

22 10 WHAKATANE

ROTORUA

K AWERAU

19 8

23 8

OPOTIKI

22 10

TOKOROA

18 6

Lake Rotorua

GALATEA

Wednesday: Southwest 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Waves less than half a metre. Fine morning, cloudy periods and chance shower from afternoon. Thursday: Westerly 10 knots developing in the morning. Cloudy periods. Friday: Tending southwest 10 knots early, and southeast 10 knots late. Mainly fine. Saturday: Southeast 10 knots. Mainly fine.

TAUPO

12pm

6pm

2200 Freezing level m Red Crater Wind km/h SW 50 - Alpine Precip mm * 0 Crossing (1780m) Wind chill °C -8

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2500 W 20 0 -1

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Wellington Nelson Greymouth Christchurch Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill

18 20 17 19 16 18 15

13 10 9 7 4 9 8

31 22 27 27 24 13

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Galatea Hicks Bay 16.0 11.9 15.6 59.2 NW 50

19.4 12.5 – – –

16.5 11.8 18.8 68.6 S 76

19.8 14.7 10.6 36.4 W 61

20.1 13.8 7.4 47.6 NW 59

Taupo 14.3 10.0 22.2 58.6 SE 70

19.8 15.3 32.0 75.2 S 87

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9 pm

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Weather around the globe showers cloudy fine fine cloudy fine

Data provided by NIWA

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PM

1

Weather around New Zealand 20 20 20 21 21 19 21

10:25 – 4:05

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6am

fine showers fine fine fine fine fine

SUN PROTECTION ALERT

18 7

Tongariro National Park

Apia Beijing Brisbane Dubai Hong Kong London

22 10 Whakatane 22 10 Opotiki 24 12 Kawerau

Swell m

SwellMap.co.nz Swell m

Date

Whangarei Auckland Hamilton Gisborne Napier New Plymouth Palmerston N

Fine. Southeasterlies.

MT MAUNGANUI

Bay of Plenty Marine

Thursday: Cloudy periods and one or two showers, becoming more frequent from afternoon. Westerlies rising to gale at night.

Sunday

Fine. Light winds.

eg: NE 1m

Wednesday: A fine morning, then cloudy periods and isolated afternoon or evening showers. Southwesterly breezes. Thursday: Cloudy periods and one or two showers, but more frequent about the eastern ranges early morning and again in the afternoon. Southwesterlies. Friday: Morning cloud, then fine. Southwesterlies. Saturday: Mainly fine. Southeasterlies.

Wednesday: Cloudy periods, and isolated showers.

Saturday

Morning cloud, then fine. Southwesterlies.

Wednesday’s weather

Bay of Plenty outlook

Thu, Mar 26

Friday

16 18 29 12 27 25

11 12 24 1 25 17

For the latest weather information, including Weather Warnings: metservice.com

Whale Is.

H L H L H L H L H L H L

8:46am 2:42am 8:43am 2:45am 9:23am 2:47am 8:34am 2:06am 8:41am 2:29am 8:35am 2:22am

9:05pm 3:07pm 9:02pm 3:10pm 9:46pm 3:10pm 8:53pm 2:31pm 9:00pm 2:54pm 8:54pm 2:47pm

Tide graph and data supplied by © OceanFun Publishing Ltd High and Low Tides

Whakatane Opotiki Ohope Wharf Te Kaha White Is. Whale Is.

H 9:24am 9:42pm L 3:21am 3:46pm H 9:22am 9:41pm L 3:23am 3:47pm H 10:04am 10:27pm L 3:27am 3:49pm H 9:13am 9:32pm L 2:45am 3:09pm H 9:20am 9:39pm L 3:08am 3:32pm H 9:14am 9:33pm L 3:01am 3:25pm

Whakatane Opotiki Ohope Wharf Te Kaha White Is. Whale Is.

Sun, moon and fishing Rise 7:19 am Set 7:16 pm

Good

am Best at 1:31 1:51 pm Rise 7:38 am Set 7:58 pm

Whakatane Opotiki Ohope Wharf Te Kaha White Is. Whale Is.

H 10:37am 10:56pm L 4:38am 5:00pm H 10:38am 10:56pm L 4:37am 4:58pm H 11:21am 11:43pm L 4:44am 5:04pm H 10:28am 10:47pm L 4:00am 4:22pm H 10:35am 10:54pm L 4:23am 4:45pm H 10:29am 10:48pm L 4:16am 4:38pm

g Maori fishing guide by Bill Hohepa Rise 7:20 am Set 7:14 pm

Good

H 10:01am 10:19pm L 4:00am 4:23pm H 10:00am 10:18pm L 4:00am 4:24pm H 10:43am 11:05pm L 4:05am 4:26pm H 9:51am 10:09pm L 3:23am 3:46pm H 9:58am 10:16pm L 3:46am 4:09pm H 9:52am 10:10pm L 3:39am 4:02pm

am Best at 2:11 2:31 pm Rise 8:34 am Set 8:23 pm

Rise 7:21 am Set 7:13 pm

Good

am Best at 2:52 3:13 pm Rise 9:31 am Set 8:50 pm

Rise 7:22 am Set 7:11 pm

Good

am Best at 3:34 3:56 pm Rise 10:29 am Set 9:19 pm


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GARDENING

Build, improve soil for success WITH the onset of autumn, it is time to start thinking about the condition of your garden soil. Good soil is a gardener’s best friend. Hidden below ground level is all too often forgotten, until your plants fail to thrive. The answer lies in the organic matter you have in your soil. Organic matter is the stuff that makes topsoil black. It is where earthworms and vital micro-organisms live and work. For a garden to thrive and be productive we can’t have too much of it. The more we bolster organic matter in the garden the better our crops will be. Three of the best things you can do for your garden this winter. „ Make your own compost Buying compost, in bags or by the trailer load, is money well spent. But you can make your own for free. When leaves fall from trees in autumn rake them up or mow them up with grass clippings and pile them on the compost heap; in a cage made from wire netting; or into bags with holes for air movement. Six months later you will have beautiful black compost for your garden. Compost can be made from any recycled organic matter. The secret to good compost is getting the right balance of nitrogen (soft green material) and carbon (coarse brown material). Too much green, and it will be slushy and smelly; too much brown and it will not generate enough heat. To start your compost heap, first put down a brown layer of coarse twigs for air circulation. Then add a green layer (such as kitchen food scraps or grass clippings) about 20-30 centimetres (about a foot) deep. Add a 50 centimetre layer of brown material (dead leaves, straw, shredded stalks and twigs, shredded paper and the likes). Next, add a sprinkling of blood and bone and lime as an optional extra to speed up the process. You could also add animal manure or a compost activator. Repeat the layers until the bin is full. You will notice the layers sink as they decompose. Cover the heap to keep the heat in and rain out and turn the compost every few weeks with a garden fork to help speed up the decomposition.

SOIL REVIVAL: Mustard and lupins are good cover crops that can be dug into your garden soil in spring. „ Sow a cover crop It might sound silly to grow a crop of plants and then kill it just when it starts looking beautiful, as in lupins, but this is one of the very best things you can do for your garden soil. Also known as green manure, a cover crop is sown in autumn or early winter and then chopped and dug into the soil in spring. A cover crop is a good way to rest and revive a garden patch after intensive vegetable growing – restoring organic matter, earthworms and beneficial micro-organisms where they may have been depleted. Cover cropping also improves moisture retention and drainage and, as well as providing bulk nitrogen, it will bring deep minerals to the surface. Cover cropping helps to block weed growth and protects the soil in heavy rain. Sowing a cover crop will make the soil much easier to dig in spring with the roots growing over winter keeping the soil aerated and reducing compac-

NATURE’S BEST: Make compost from organic materials including food scraps, grass clippings and fallen leaves.

tion. They also help break disease cycles. In New Zealand the traditional cover crops are lupins and mustard. A mixture of the two may be sown. Mustard helps against problematic soil fungi but should not be sown in soil that has just had a brassica crop. Lupins add extra nitrogen via special “nitrogen fixing” bacteria in their root nodules, which take nitrogen from the air and converts it into a form that plants can use. Lupin is best dug in just before flowering. If you want to see the pretty blue flowers you can dig it in just after flowering, but flowers will take some of the nitrogen from the soil. You will also need to factor in time for the green matter to break down before you plant your spring crops. Allow at least three weeks, ideally six. When digging in your cover crop, it’s a good idea to take the opportunity to dig in lime and animal manure at the same time. „ Lay mulch Every time you add another layer of organic mulch to the garden you are replenishing the soil and benefiting future plant growth. Organic mulches include straw, bark, pine needles, leaves, wood chip, compost and sawdust. Mulch is a blanket of organic matter

covering the soil surface that not only saves time and energy spent weeding and watering, but does wonders for your soil as it breaks down. Before laying mulch, clear the weeds, water and feed with slow release fertiliser, blood and bone or sheep pellets. A thick layer of newspaper under the mulch acts as an extra weed barrier. Make sure you wet it thoroughly. Spread mulch about five to eight centimetres thick, taking care not to pile it up around plant stems. In winter, mulching helps insulate roots from the cold.

MOISTURE TRAP: Lay mulch to add more organic material to your soil and help retain moisture.


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SPORT

Darts members outclass opponents Brayden Lindsay Sport reporter

IT was a Whakatane trifecta at the Whakatane Darts Association’s recent tournament held at the War Memorial Hall. The tournament featured some of the best players in the East Coast region as they tackled clubs from various areas like Waihi, Kaimai, Geyserland and other areas. Tournament organiser Veronica Maru said it was a fantastic day of darts. “Everyone had a great time. It was loads of fun. “The day was awesome, and we had a

great turnout. There were 10 teams in total taking part.’’ Whakatane’s top team of Sharlene Maru-Habib, Len Rika, Puni Ngataki and Mike Saunders took out the final ahead of the second Whakatane side Dione Black, Bailey Day, Craig Edwards and Mike Orupe. Third place also went to Whakatane with Keisha Pokai, Marlene Henton, Bruce Henton and Bryan Henton bagging the last spot on the podium. There were plenty of talented players on show with Rika Whakatane’s top player, New Zealand representative Maru-Habib and recently announced NZ junior Bailey Day some of the players on show.

DARTWISE: Len Rika the number one men’s player in Whakatane aims for the bullseye at a recent darts tournament in Whakatane. Photos Paula Massey D9723-03

UP AND COMER: The talented Keisha Pokai eyes up a target. D9723-026

SHARP EYE: Puni Ngataki lines up a shot during a game of darts. D9723-06

ON SONG: Bryan Henton shows his skills during a darts D9723-033 tournament recently.

FOCUSED: Marlene Henton, a long serving Whakatane Darts Association member, figures out what she needs. D9723-19

VETERAN: Whakatane Darts Association veteran Bruce Henton eyes up a finish in his darts clash. D9723-12


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SPORT

Cracking season for Eve Brayden Lindsay Sport reporter

TRIDENT High School’s Eve Smith has made every post a winner during her 2020 mountain bike campaign. Having returned to her bike in December last year, following a dislocated collar bone, dislocated and broken elbow and broken wrist, which put her on the side-line for a few months, the year 13 pupil said she was pleased with how things had gone. “I am where I want to be. I’ve done pretty well so far,” Eve said. “It’s great being back on my bike and competing again. It was quite a long injury lay-off but it’s good being able to race in events again.’’ Eve has her sights set on the Enduro World Series next year. “That’s definitely my focus. I would love to be competing in that next year and hopefully these good results I am having will help that. “I just want to be the best I possibly can be, and that series would be a fantastic challenge for me to test my abilities, while also competing on the circuit would be a real buzz and dream come true.’’ Representing New Zealand is something she’d love to do further down the line but her immediate focus is dominating the remainder of 2020. “I want to win whatever events I can, and I have been pretty lucky so far with my performances. I am happy with where things are at.’’ Eve, a supremely talented mountain biker, placed second in her under-21 Mammoth Enduro race in Nelson last week. She said via her Facebook page that she had an epic weekend in Nelson competing in a race that had some

PODIUM: Eve Smith stands on the top step after a successful ride in her Toa Enduro race at Crankworx. Photo Kike Abelleira

gnarly downhills, crazy uphills and wicked views, and was stoked with her second place. The weekend prior the 17-year-old won her Toa Enduro race at the recent Crankworx to cap off a busy couple of months. “Crankworx was a highlight. Winning that event was awesome.’’ Earlier in the year she also dominated the under-21 women’s section at the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro with a winning ride and was fourth

home overall. The Dodzy Memorial Enduro was her first event of the year and Eve showed her mountain biking talents to secure victory in the senior women division. Her road to mountain biking came about after she wanted to give something else a crack following eight years of riding horses. “I just felt like a change. I have been doing it for about three years now and absolutely love the challenge of it and

the different places you get to compete at. I’m so glad I gave it a crack.’’ She prefers the downhill parts a lot more to the uphill events. “I just enjoy it a lot more than uphill.’’ Eve was one of the favourites to take out top spot at the up-coming North Island Secondary School mountain bike championships but due to Covid-19 and strict rules put in place by Jacinda Ardern the event has been cancelled.

Westerman pedals to victory

CYCLING: Andrew Blair leads George Westerman and Neil Jones. Westerman claimed race honours ahead of Blair. Photo Brayden Lindsay D9652-089

THURSDAY’S Whakatane Cycle Club weekly race from Paroa School was the annual 27-kilometre handicap club champs. A strong field of 23 riders took part in the race, which saw them head out in five groups on the out-and-back course to the end of Rewatu Road and return. The handicapper tries to handicap the race so the break riders have a chance of getting through to the front before the scratch riders catch them as the scratch riders will normally take the trophy for fastest time and the rest of the field have a chance of taking line honours. The 11-minute group of Warren Smart, Kevin McComb, Bill Whale, Bryan Wells, Jason Boonen and Gary Humpherson rode very well together holding off the very strong six-minute group till just 2km to go, setting up a large group of 15 riders for the sprint for the 2020 champ. Sixteen-year-old Amy Humpherson, who is a future talent, jumped away from this group into a head wind with 1km to go opening up a 40-metre gap on the boys.

Dean Sisson was the first rider to chase Amy down with the other 13 on his wheel. With just 50 metres left, Amy was hauled in by the fast finishing group. George Westerman, who only weeks earlier was involved in an accident, came from behind to take the race win from Andrew Blair with 16-year-old Liam Dooley sneaking in for third place. The fastest time of the night went to visiting world class triathlete, Hayden Wilde in a very good time of 38min 25sec. Monday’s race from the Thornton School also had good fields for the 20km race around the flat roads of Edgecumbe. The A grade was once again a fast and furious affair with the five riders led by McIlroy Bisley, Jeremy Anderson, Rex Humpherson, Hayden Sisson and Thomas O’Donnell, flying around the course in a new record time of 26 minutes and 29 seconds, which was taken out by McIlroy Bisley from Anderson and Rex Humpherson. The B grade was taken out by Dean Sisson in a good time

of 29.10 ahead of Dooley and Amy Humpherson, who had a great ride for third place, in the seven-person sprint. Whakatane Cycling Club veteran Kevin McComb took out the C grade honours from Glynn Hay and Paul Wills who was third place. Bryan Wells and Jason Boonen both had very good rides in this grade along with Stu Turner, who made the first move in the sprint. D grade was won by Gary Humpherson, who rode a very strong race for first place ahead of Wendy Boonen. Thursday’s race will start from the Rewatu Road outside Scottie McLeod’s farm with riders being grouped into four grades for the club criterium champs around Selwyn Road. This will be the last of the summer series with the first Saturday 50km road race taking place from 2pm at Destiny Church. For further information on racing phone the team at Whakatane Cycle Centre.


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TELEVISION GUIDE Wednesday, Mar 25 TVNZ 1

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6am Breakfast 9am The Ellen DeGeneres Show  10am Tipping Point  11am Cash Trapped Noon 1 News At Midday  12:30 Emmerdale PGR  1pm Coronation Street PGR   2pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show   3pm Tipping Point 4pm Te Karere  4:30 Highway Cops   5pm The Chase  6pm 1 News At 6pm  7pm Seven Sharp  7:30 Surveillance Oz An unfriendly neighbour is caught red handed with a chainsaw.  8pm F Location, Location, Location Kirstie and Phil catch up with two couples who, in 2017, were in a race against time to find homes.  8:20 L Lotto The Lotto draw. 8:25 Location, Location, Location Continued.  9:05 Heathrow – Britain’s Busiest Airport Series exploring life behind the scenes at Europe’s biggest airport, focusing on the almost 77,000 people working on the airfield and in the terminals.  9:30 Coronation Street Geoff twists Yasmeen’s words; Ken moves out of No 1; Ali says his farewells.  10pm 1 News Tonight  10:30 Criminal Minds AO  When a criminal in Miami sensationalises his crimes by giving the local media exclusive footage, the BAU is called in to investigate.  11:25 Queen Sugar AO  12:20 Emmerdale 12:50 Te Karere   1:15 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere  

Thursday, March 26 TVNZ 1

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6am Breakfast 9am The Ellen DeGeneres Show  10am Tipping Point  11am Cash Trapped Noon 1 News At Midday  12:30 Emmerdale PGR Can Kerry talk Amy into running away? Nate makes a disturbing discovery; Robert prepares for his plea hearing.  1pm Coronation Street PGR  Ike reaches out to Gary; Sarah warns Bethany to tread carefully with Daniel; a disgruntled Geoff steps it up a level.  2pm The Ellen DeGeneres Show   3pm Tipping Point 4pm Te Karere  4:30 Highway Cops   5pm The Chase  6pm 1 News At 6pm  7pm Seven Sharp  7:30 Easy Ways To Live Well Steph McGovern and Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall set out to help people dramatically improve their diet, fitness, and mental wellbeing.  8:45 20 Years Of Jamie Oliver AO Documentary highlighting memorable Jamie moments from the past two decades, including personal revelations and insights.  9:45 Coronation Street Alya confronts Geoff; Evelyn bumps into an old flame; Norris makes an admission to Ken.  10:15 1 News Tonight  10:45 How Not To Get Cancer  Documentary series in which Dr Richard Babor (The Big Ward) sorts science from superstition in what he believes is the last great hope in the fight against cancer.  11:45 Outback Truckers PGR  Extreme weather and crumbling infrastructure create difficult conditions for Mark in Micronesia.  12:40 Emmerdale 1:10 Te Karere   1:35 Infomercials 5:35 Te Karere  

Key:  Closed captions;  Maori language;  Repeat; HLS Highlights; RPL Replay; DLY Delayed

TVNZ 2

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6:30 Rescue Bots Academy  6:40 Moon And Me  7am The Tom And Jerry Show   7:25 Thunderbirds Are Go!   7:50 Bunnicula   8:15 Muppet Babies   8:35 Mickey And The Roadster Racers   9am Religious Infomercials 9:30 Infomercials 10am Neighbours PGR   11am The Bachelorette NZ   Noon Selling Houses Australia  1:10 Judge Rinder PGR 2:10 F American Housewife PGR   2:40 Home And Away   3:10 Shortland Street PGR   3:40 Pokemon – Sun And Moon: Ultra Legends  4:05 The Deep  4:30 Friends   5pm The Simpsons  Lisa’s documentary about life with the Simpsons is accepted into Sundance.  5:30 Home And Away  6pm Neighbours  7pm Shortland Street PGR  7:30 Have You Been Paying Attention?  8:30 M This Means War AO 2012 Action Comedy. Two top CIA operatives compete against one another after discovering they are dating the same woman. Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy.  10:25 Two And A Half Men PGR   10:55 Mom PGR   11:25 Wentworth AO   1:10 Shortland Street PGR   1:35 Infomercials 2:45 Quantico AO   3:30 Desperate Housewives AO   4:15 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air   4:40 Neighbours PGR   5:30 Infomercials

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6am The AM Show News, interviews, and humour to start the day. 9am The Café A lifestyle and entertainment show. 10am Infomercials 11:25 Millionaire Hot Seat  Six contestants compete to win cash, hosted by Eddie McGuire.  12:25 Face The Truth PGR 12:55 Dr Phil PGR Liz says she spends 11 to 13 hours every day jogging around her coffee table until she reaches the equivalent of 80km on her activity tracker. 1:50 Married At First Sight Australia PGR   3:25 Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen Peter explores the production of local food with medicinal properties, and creates recipes using readily available ingredients. 3:55 F United Plates Of America  Beneath the waters of the Northwest live some of the world’s best seafood. Gary meets the original custodians of the areas of Seattle, and tastes the food that thrives in this region.  4:30 NewsHub Live At 4:30pm 5pm Millionaire Hot Seat  6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm 7pm The Project 7:30 Married At First Sight Australia PGR  9:05 Talking Married AO  9:15 Lost And Found PGR (Starting Today)  After being sent to a Russian orphanage, Vika is desperate to know why her mother abandoned her; a former gang member wants to find his father.  10:15 NewsHub Late 10:45 Designated Survivor AO  President Kirkman steps into his role as commander in chief, and must hold the country together.  11:45 Face The Truth PGR  12:10 Infomercials

6am Ben 10 – Alien Force   6:25 Danger Mouse   7am Krypto The Superdog  8am The Thundermans   8:30 The Moe Show   9am Celebrity Antiques Road Trip  10am The Doctors PGR 11am The Chase Australia   Noon Everybody Loves Raymond   12:30 Bull PGR   1:30 Frasier  2pm The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR  3pm Wheel Of Fortune 3:30 Jeopardy 4pm A Place In The Sun 5pm 3rd Rock From The Sun (Part 1) Bored, the Solomons enter a parallel universe and find themselves in New York with very different lives.  5:30 Prime News 6pm SkySpeed 6:30 Sky Sport News 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Traffic Cops PGR Series following the work of the UK’s traffic police.  8:30 Ambulance AO Ambulance teams prepare for England’s meeting with Croatia at the Football World Cup, anticipating the increase in calls that will follow no matter what the result.  9:40 Extreme Love Stories AO A woman who dates men just for the travel; a gay man who accidentally became pregnant; polyamorous love coaches help other polyamorous couples to work through their complex relationships. 10:40 Courtside The latest highlights, news, analysis and stories from New Zealand basketball. 11:10 NZ Football Show 11:45 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR 12:45 Closedown

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MAORI 6:30 Waiata Mai 6:40 Te Mana Kuratahi 7:10 Tamariki Haka 7:20 E Kori  7:25 Pipi Ma 7:30 ZooMoo 7:40 Te Nutube 7:50 Darwin + Newts  8am Polyfest Kapa Haka  8:30 Sidewalk Karaoke PGR  9am Best Of Kai Time On The Road  9:30 Opaki  10am Waiata  10:30 Marae PGR   11am Matangi Rau  Noon Funny Whare – Gamesnight PGR  12:30 It’s In The Bag 1pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu  1:30 Ako   2pm Toku Reo   3pm Polyfest Kapa Haka  3:30 Playlist 4pm HakaNation 4:30 Pukana   5pm Waiata Mai 5:10 Te Mana Kuratahi  5:40 Tamariki Haka 5:50 E Kori  5:55 Pipi Ma 6pm ZooMoo 6:10 F Te Nutube 6:20 Darwin + Newts  6:30 Te Ao – Maori News 7pm R&R With Eru And K’Lee 7:30 Kai Safari Sonia Gray joins Pio on his journey to some of New Zealand’s most remote and spectacular corners to highlight the history and passion of local communities. 8pm Ahikaroa AO  8:30 Toku Whare Kohanga Reo 9pm Toku Whare Kohanga Reo 9:30 Haka At Home 10:30 F #whiuatepatai AO  11pm Te Ao – Maori News  11:30 Closedown

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6:30 Rescue Bots Academy  6:40 Moon And Me  7am The Tom And Jerry Show   7:25 Thunderbirds Are Go!   7:50 Bunnicula   8:15 Muppet Babies   8:35 Mickey And The Roadster Racers   9am Infomercials 10am Neighbours PGR   11am Army Wives PGR   Noon Selling Houses Australia  1:05 Judge Rinder PGR 2:10 Cougar Town PGR   2:40 Home And Away   3:10 Shortland Street PGR   3:40 Pokemon – Sun And Moon: Ultra Legends  4:05 The Deep  4:30 Friends   5pm The Simpsons   5:30 Home And Away  6pm Neighbours  7pm Shortland Street PGR  7:30 Police Ten 7 Papakura police chase a runner; a drunk driver has trouble with the simplest of tasks.  8pm Booze Patrol PGR Series following the work of police who deal with problems caused by alcohol.  8:30 Ambulance Australia PGR The crew are dispatched to a young man who has been having suicidal thoughts.  9:45 Naked Attraction AO  10:40 Two And A Half Men PGR   11:10 Police Ten 7   11:40 Claws AO  12:35 Private Practice AO   1:20 Shortland Street PGR   1:45 Infomercials 2:50 Quantico AO   3:35 Desperate Housewives AO   4:20 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air   4:40 Neighbours PGR   5:30 Infomercials

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6am The AM Show 9am The Café 10am Infomercials 11:25 Millionaire Hot Seat   12:25 Face The Truth PGR 12:55 Dr Phil PGR Alisha says her 10-year-old son is pushing his family to their limits of tolerance as they live in fear of his next violent outburst. 1:55 Married At First Sight Australia PGR   3:25 F Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen Peter looks to the future of farming, and explores how the food community in Noosa is leading the way with regenerative practices. 4pm United Plates Of America It is time to explore New York, and Gary Takle visits some inspiring restaurants with mouth-watering cuisine, including a Greek restaurant that specialises in seafood.  4:30 NewsHub Live At 4:30pm 5pm Millionaire Hot Seat  6pm NewsHub Live At 6pm 7pm The Project 7:30 Lego Masters USA PGR The teams must build the ‘other half’ of a particular object.  8:30 Graham Norton’s Good Story Guide PGR   9:35 Live At The Apollo AO Guz Khan introduces Kiri PritchardMcLean and Rhys James for a night of stand-up comedy at the Apollo Theatre in west London.  10:35 NewsHub Late 11:05 NCIS AO  The team investigates the murder of a naval lieutenant whose body is found hidden at a local cemetery; Gibbs and McGee must pass a psychiatric evaluation before returning to work.  12:05 Infomercials

6am Ben 10 – Alien Force   6:25 Danger Mouse   6:50 The Loud House   7:15 Trulli Tales   7:30 Atomic Puppet   7:40 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles   8:05 The Thundermans   8:30 The Moe Show   9am Celebrity Antiques Road Trip  10am The Doctors PGR 11am The Chase Australia   Noon Everybody Loves Raymond   12:30 Bull PGR   1:30 Frasier  2pm The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR  3pm Wheel Of Fortune 3:30 Jeopardy 4pm A Place In The Sun 5pm 3rd Rock From The Sun (Part 2) In their parallel universe, Dick discovers Mary is a trashy torch singer in a real dive, Sally asks Don to leave his wife and Harry is forced to fire Tommy from Saturday Night Live.  5:30 Prime News 6pm Netball Zone 6:30 Sky Sport News 7pm The Crowd Goes Wild 7:30 Mayday PGR   8:30 Forensics NZ AO  When a man claims to have killed his former-girlfriend accidentally in an attempt to take his own life, it is the science of mechanical engineering and pathology that reveal the true story.  9:30 Madam Secretary PGR When evidence implicates Daisy in the leak of hacked information, Elizabeth must decide what to believe, and how far she is willing to go, to discover the truth.  10:30 Thursday Night Kick-Off 11pm The Late Show With Stephen Colbert PGR Midnight Closedown

Forensics NZ 8:30pm Thursday on Prime

MAORI 6:30 Paia 6:40 My Mokai 7:10 He Rourou  7:20 E Kori  7:25 E Ki E Ki 7:30 Mahi Pai 7:40 Tamariki Haka 7:50 Huritua 8am Polyfest Kapa Haka  8:30 Sidewalk Karaoke PGR  9am Best Of Kai Time On The Road  9:30 Opaki  10am Waiata  10:30 Morena  11am Nga Tamariki O Te Kohu  Noon Funny Whare – Gamesnight PGR  12:30 It’s In The Bag 1pm Nga Pari Karangaranga O Te Motu  1:30 Ako   2pm Toku Reo   3pm Polyfest Kapa Haka  3:30 Playlist 4pm Polyfest Kapa Haka  4:30 Patapatai 5pm Paia 5:10 My Mokai 5:40 He Rourou  5:50 E Kori  5:55 E Ki E Ki 6pm Mahi Pai  6:10 Tamariki Haka 6:20 Huritua 6:30 Te Ao – Maori News 7pm Tangaroa With Pio 7:30 Easy Eats  8pm Funny Whare – Gamesnight PGR  8:30 Waiata Nation The creation of Maimoa’s first album as the group create and release the first Maori waiata of this decade. 9pm Sidewalk Karaoke PGR  9:30 The Laughing Samoans 10pm Only In Aotearoa AO  10:30 Nanakia PGR  11pm Te Ao – Maori News  11:30 Closedown


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