Health & Beauty

Achieving 20/20 vision

The professional team at Visique Greerton Optometrists want Bay of Plenty residents who are fed up with wearing glasses or contact lenses to know there's another way to achieve clear vision without laser eye surgery. Visique Greerton optometrist... Read More

Celebrating 90 years

Women and children arriving scared, cut and bruised at the Women's Refuge will now receive care packs from the youth of St John. The Tauranga division of St John Youth, one of five running in the area, wanted to mark 90 years of their continuous... Read More

Muller masters the Mount

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller finally conquered the Mount Everest Challenge on Monday, completing his 38th and final summit of Mauao in an effort to raise both funds and awareness for the Tauranga Women's Refuge. The More FM Mount Everest Challenge... Read More

Fun run for a serious cause

This Sunday people will be pounding the pavement at Mount Maunganui for charity, as part of the Run For Life. The fun run is organised by Tauranga physiotherapist Cath McFadyen and her husband Ian Thompson, and offers the choice of a 5km run/walk, or... Read More

Tutus banana cake and marathons

Ross Steele certainly put in his eight hours – eight hours, one minute and 55 seconds to be exact. “And 20 minutes of that was photo opportunities” says Ross Steele after his fundraising Kirikiriroa marathon in Hamilton. It wasn't... Read More

Renowned Buddhist monk visiting Tauranga

We live in stressful times. And because of the constant pressures of life, this stress often spills over into our personal and professional relationships. With this in mind, Meditation for Modern Life Tauranga is inviting the community to a workshop to... Read More

Charity auction buys new exercise equipment

A total of $21,000 raised from a charity auction has provided an opportunity for SwitchedOn Exercise and Wellness Centre to purchase a specialised piece of equipment.The Harcourts Foundation hosted a charity auction last October with special guest paralympian... Read More

The truth about herbs…

Coriander, red clover, chamomile and puha – you've probably already heard of them before. But do you know the unique medicinal or cosmetic talents they hold? March 6-12 is Herb Awareness Week – offering people the opportunity to learn... Read More

Asking for help

Sometimes families need more than the police to help them find loved ones in the grip of meth. Occasionally, they need services such as those provided by International Private Investigations Limited. The Tauranga-based firm has been operating since November... Read More

A heart attack that broke my heart

He stuck me on a New Zealand Railways bus in Ashburton bound for Dunedin on Sunday, April 6, 1969. “Your dad's not well. You should go home.” It was a laconic South Canterbury farmer couching the news that my father was dead. Struck... Read More