Edgecumbe supermarket reopens

After waiting more than two years, Edgecumbe finally have a supermarket.

Edgecumbe SuperValue has reopened as of today.

Residents have waited patiently while being fed up with how long it's taken to reinstate what has been described as the hub of the Rangitāiki Plains.

SuperValue was one of a number of businesses operating from Riverslea Mall in 2017, when the Rangitāiki River breached and the town flooded.

Since then residents have had to travel to Whakatane or Kawerau for their nearest grocery shop.

The supermarket will be open between 7am-8pm seven days a week.

Sam Gardner