Toi Ohomai’s free te reo Māori course

If you want to learn the basics of te reo Māori (the Māori language) in a relaxed and friendly environment, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology's weekly night class is the perfect place to start. This free course is ideal for beginners who want... Read More

Generosity alive and well in the Bay

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that is also true of wider communities. It is unrealistic to expect national or local governments to “fix” all of the problems and challenges in society – partly because only a community... Read More

Shading the Bay

If you're looking for a superior, corrosion-free canopy to protect your assets from the elements, Shades Direct can help. Strong and streamlined in design, the modern profile of the Outsider Awning is an asset to any home or business premises.... Read More

Scenic rail journeys in Colorado

Railroads are an iconic part of American history, opening up the 'wild west' and enabling commerce, development and mobility in the young United States of America. They remain the gateway to some of the most spectacular scenery the country... Read More

A great concert just over the hill

Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty residents only have to make a short trip over the hill to Matamata if they want to see some stellar music acts next month. Rotary Matamata are presenting their fourth annual Concert by the Lake, featuring Kiwi legend... Read More

Celebrating 15 years of produce

One of the oldest farmers' markets in New Zealand is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Tauranga Farmers' Market has been providing fresh produce to the Bay of Plenty region since 2003, enabling food growers and producers to sell directly... Read More

Turning Bay residents into digital citizens

Hundreds of people from around the Bay of Plenty have enhanced their technology know-how thanks to a free computing course run by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. The course, known as ‘digital citizens', introduces people to modern computing... Read More

New warehousing course getting people jobs

A new warehousing and distribution course, with a focus on forklift driving, has an 82 per cent employment rate on completion. The level three course, offered out of Toi Ohomai's new Warehousing and Logistics centre on Truman Lane, was introduced... Read More

Record numbers for women’s triathlon

A record 800 women will take to the streets of Mount Maunganui on Sunday for the 2018 Generation Homes Women's Triathlon. The event was originally going to be capped at 700 participants, but the huge interest led to an increase of the cap to 800... Read More

Person centred care

With a 45 bed psychogeriatric dementia unit and a 15 bed secure dementia unit, Radius Althorp provides a safe and protective environment for dementia care residents and your loved ones while still offering independence and choice. Both units exude a... Read More