Beach access for all

Mount Maunganui could lead the country in having an access mat that enables wheelchair access to the beach. That's if Metro Marketing's managing director Michelle Whitmore has her way. Michelle, with the backing of Tauranga City Council,... Read More

Sponsoring swimming lessons

Tauranga businesses and individuals are being urged to get behind a BaySwim initiative to fund swimming lessons for children in families experiencing financial hardship. BaySwim manager Matthew Strange says pre-school children from families who cannot... Read More

Never too old to learn

The first batch of graduates from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology's Bachelor of Creative Industries walked across the stage this week at Holy Trinity Church. The three-year degree offers majors in Visual Art, Graphic Design, and Fashion Design.... Read More

Zespri’s new $40m HQ

Zespri has this week unveiled the new-look headquarters it's planning for the Maunganui Rd site it bought off the Tauranga City ratepayers in December 2015. Zespri is investing more than $40 million for design, build, fitout, furnishing and landscaping... Read More

National fiction prize launched

If you're looking for a great read this summer, why not consider one or several titles from the long list of Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize finalists as part of the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards? Launched this year by the Acorn Foundation,... Read More

Companies sniffing out Tauranga

Two large companies boasting 300 high value jobs between them have approached Priority One about shifting their operations to the Bay of Plenty. One of the companies with about 150 jobs is looking to make a fairly urgent decision to move to the region. “It's... Read More

How are you getting home tonight?

As we head towards the festive season, the Bay of Plenty starts to get busy with visitors, students returning home for the holidays and work functions. It's the time of year when the team at Tauranga Mount Taxis turn their focus to ensuring everybody... Read More

Getting your carpets clean

Your carpet is so much more than a floor covering – and it needs a good clean regularly. According to industry experts, carpets should be cleaned every six months but most people leave it far longer – making it a dirty health hazard. Gary... Read More

Two-way radio about to change

A Mount Maunganui-based radio company is launching a collaborative network they believe will change the two-way radio industry nationwide. Two-way radio company Mobile Systems is launching Push Wireless in the Bay of Plenty on November 23. Push Wireless... Read More

Law-inspired from a young age

  Most five-year-old boys are into muddy puddles and climbing trees – and growing up on a dairy farm in the Waikato, that was certainly the case for Tauranga lawyer Nick Earl. But he also had a fascination with gilt-edged law books. As a youngster... Read More