Investing in peace of mind

Methamphetamine is a scourge – it has no legal use but is a highly addictive stimulant creating a false sense of well-being and energy. It also causes enormous social damage – severe anxiety, paranoia, insomnia and thoughts of extreme violence. “And... Read More

Helping out for 40 years

This year Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga will reach the milestone of 40 years serving the city's community. “Back in 1977 our bureau was originally housed in the District Museum located on the corner of Hamilton S and Cameron Rd,”... Read More

Out of the woods and into the world

Mount Maunganui-based creative agency Woods agency's vision from the beginning is to “make regional New Zealand businesses world famous” and build an award winning, world-class agency. Woods director Reuben Woods says since their formation... Read More

Discover the world of the honey bee

Are you looking for an all-age, all-weather attraction not far from your doorstep? If so, why not take a ‘Discover the World of the Honey Bee Guided Tour' at Experience Comvita. Share the inspiring story of Comvita's founding partners.... Read More

Do funerals need to cost so much?

Who has $10,000 to spend on a funeral these days? Instead, you could leave hard-earned funds for your spouse, children, grandchildren or a chosen charity to utilise constructively in this competitive modern world. Choosing Simply Cremations to care for... Read More

Make mentoring youth part of your life

Te Aranui Youth Trust is calling on Western Bay of Plenty residents to get on board with its Te Ara Poutama mentoring, which supports young people and families in the region. Te Aranui Youth Trust's funding administration manager Tanya Grimstone... Read More

Free and back to basics

Keeping up with 21st Century digital tools might make technophobes break out in a cold sweat, but a new course on offer at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology could change all that. The NZ Certificate in Computing, User Fundamentals Level 2, is a free... Read More

Dealership invests in swim lessons

Farmer AutoVillage is the latest local company to respond to a BaySwim initiative to sponsor swim lessons for preschoolers from families experiencing financial hardship and can't afford swim lessons. “It's critical our children have... Read More

Overcoming isolation and loneliness

David's “pretty good stuff – a little guy who gets stuff done”.And that's direct from Kim – a fiercely independent 80-something-year-old.And David says if Kim hadn't been confined to a wheelchair, if life had... Read More

Support your community and enjoy a tax cut

A 33 per cent tax credit is available on all charitable donations made by March 31. Acorn Foundation's operations manager Margot McCool is hoping many will see the benefit of joining the growing list of locals who are joining Acorn Foundation to... Read More