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

Ready for any task

Whether it's a spring clean or a new home clean, Clodagh Sutton from VIP Home Services wants to help. Franchisee Clodagh says running her own business works well for her. “In my past roles I have dealt with people and provided them a service.... Read More

Great music, great food and good people

The Tauranga Jazz Society and Mount Social Club have teamed up to present a monthly Jazz Jam evening. Mount Social Jazz happens on the last Wednesday of every month. Jeff Baker from the Tauranga Jazz Society says the first Mount Social Jazz last November... Read More

A dose of the countryside

Coming up in July Supreme Tours and Travel is offering their signature English Country Lanes Tour –30 days of travel featuring England, Ireland and Scotland. The travel group is limited to 22, which allows for a level of unsurpassed attention,... Read More

A broadband rollout

Fast Broadband announcement by the Government. Coromandel MP Scott Simpson says more than 40,000 people in the Coromandel electorate – including in Katikati and Waihi Beach – will benefit for the rollout. “For people living in the 12... Read More

Talking Tauranga’s ‘good’ growth problem

Tauranga is suffering from a good problem – growth – because during the next decade two-thirds of New Zealand will see population stagnation or population decline. But the key to harnessing it is how we anticipate what will happen in the... Read More

Taking property to auction online

A Tauranga real estate agent has utilised a new system allowing property to be auctioned online. Ray White Te Puna salesperson Kirsty Walker just ran her third auction online with a property in Pyes Pa. The vendor – a retired farmer and familiar... Read More