Sport

Competing to be the very best

They have to be the best of the best – at everything. They don't know what will be thrown at them but they do know that they have to ace it and be better than everyone else. But managing director of Mount Crossfit Luke McGruer knows his team... Read More

Pets

Lovely, quiet and looking for a home

Hi, my name is Carlie. I am a lovely, quiet girl looking for a new home. I had been looked after for a while with my kittens but unfortunately a change of circumstance meant we could not stay any longer. I was a little nervous at first, but I have come... Read More

Kids Corner

How Kiwi kids are faring at four

The latest report from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study shows that 14 per cent of Kiwi kids are classified as overweight or obese by the age of four. 'Now we are 4' provides a comprehensive look at how Kiwi kids from the study... Read More

Health & Beauty

Budget sweetener for the ambos

The Budget will provide for 375 new emergency medical and paramedic roles over the next four years. Fifty-nine of those roles will be based in the Bay of Plenty and will ensure all road ambulance call-outs are double crewed by 2021. “It'll... Read More

Gardening

Time to plant spring bulbs

If you want early flowers this spring you must get your bulbs in soon because they require the chilling that comes with winter. Yes, unfortunately it's hard to manipulate bulbs to flower when you want, according to Paul Hoek at NZ Bulbs, and this... Read More

Food

Half of us need a coffee kick-start

If you feel you can't get through the morning without a coffee to kick-start things – don't worry, a new survey suggest you are not alone. A survey of 1902 Kiwis reveals 44 per cent need a coffee to get them going in the morning. Also,... Read More

Business

Wrap Mum up warm this winter

There's plenty of options to keep Mum warm during the cooler nights this winter, with a large range of new season dressing gowns and nighties from Langtons Lingerie. From trendy to traditional, the Grey St store has plenty of different dressing... Read More

Homebase

'The best air anywhere'

Heat pump/air conditioning units are recognised as one of the best means of keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Buyers have also quickly recognised the advancement of technology and new designs available, says Webber Refrigeration... Read More

Education

Passchendaele competition launched

Ten senior students will get the opportunity to join the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium later this year, as part of a competition for schools and kura. Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Minister for Arts, Culture... Read More

Health & Beauty

Have you tried tinting?

Have you ever gone out with your best friend to the movies? And when you came out after a tearjerker, your best friend looked fine while you've got the eyes of a raccoon. How did she do it? The answer: lash tinting. Women know that wearing mascara... Read More

Education

Effective learning for the kids

NumberWorks'nWords was established in 1984 and is part of Crimson Education. The tuition caters for 11 levels of the school curriculum and NumberWorks'nWords centres collectively deliver more than 120,000 lessons every term. NumberWorks'nWords... Read More

Homebase

Keep warm this winter with new curtains

The team at Harvey Furnishings say it's time to make sure your home will be warm and cosy for the winter months ahead. Having good quality curtains is an ideal way to keep the heat in and save on power bills, says manager Chris Lambie. Chris and... Read More

Sport

Chatham Cup in town for home game

The Chatham Cup will be on display at Links Ave Reserve from 2pm this Sunday, May 14, as Tauranga City United square off against Waiheke United. Tauranga City United's Northern Regional Football League manager Alan Smith says their first team has... Read More

Kids Corner

Kindy takes top prize

Papamoa Kindergarten is one of 14 finalists shortlisted for the 2017 Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards. More than 142 entries were received for the prestigious awards, which recognise excellence in education across the country. Papamoa... Read More

Homebase

Search widens to find NZ’s top builds

House of the Year judges were in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui this week judging top quality built houses entered in this Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition. More than 370 homes will be assessed as the judges travel around New... Read More

Health & Beauty

Planning the big day

A bride-and-groom-to-be have a lot to plan from the moment she says ‘yes' to the moment they say ‘I do'. There's choosing the venue, the all-important wedding dress and so much more. The answers to all your questions can... Read More

Gardening

Time to plant spring bulbs

If you want early flowers this spring you must get your bulbs in soon because they require the chilling that comes with winter. Yes, unfortunately it's hard to manipulate bulbs to flower when you want, according to Paul Hoek at NZ Bulbs, and this... Read More

Food

It’s all about the flavour

What we eat is supposed to be fun and happy – not the scary and the competitive sport it is being portrayed as on our television screens. Delving into my Mediterranean food roots has reminded me that at the end of the day, it really is all about... Read More

Education

Singing their little hearts out

The voices of more than 9000 secondary school students will ring out across New Zealand with the return of The Big Sing 2017 competition. This year choirs from Aquinas, Mount Maunganui, Otumoetai, and Tauranga Girls' colleges will all be performing... Read More

Business

Franchise frenzy

As the region's specialist franchise lawyers, Harris Tate aims to keep up with and ahead of the latest trends. Having just returned from London representing New Zealand as the General Secretariat of the World Franchise Council, director David Foster... Read More