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

Homebase

Getting the most from your money

If you're in the market to buy or sell your house, property, or land, Ultimate Global Properties can help you get the most from your money. At Ultimate Global Properties Tauranga, you'll find Megan Vanderwiel in their recently-opened office... Read More

Business

Tauranga’s Techweek 2017

The Bay of Plenty's young innovators and businesspeople can discover new opportunities and learn about the latest technologies changing the shape of the near future, as part of a national festival of technology in May. Techweek Tauranga's... Read More

Education

Celebrating student volunteers

This year Volunteering Bay of Plenty is acknowledging the valued contribution of student volunteers during Student Volunteer Week from May 1-7. Volunteering Bay of Plenty general manager Theo Ursum says Student Volunteer Week is a valuable chance to... Read More

Gardening

Papamoa Hills Park re-opening soon

Recent rain is delaying the re-opening of the Poplar Lane access to the Papamoa Hills Park, which has been closed for logging since last October. The logging is completed and now the re-opening of the Poplar Lane access is depending on conditions –... Read More

Sport

Taking in the sights at speed

It's Tauranga's first international marathon, and it's hoped it could become a ‘must do' attraction on the international running calendar. “The objective in working with the Tauranga City Council was always to showcase... Read More

Pets

Pooches in the pool

Have you ever wanted to take your dog down to the local swimming pool and just let them splash around? Well, this Sunday, April 23, you can. Tauranga's Memorial Pool is holding a day out for dogs, giving them and any brave owners the opportunity... Read More

Kids Corner

Feathered fun for the whole family

If you're looking for something different to do next weekend, don't get your feathers ruffled. Instead, head to the Tauranga Bird Club Show, hosting their annual show on April 29-30. The show will be held at the Mount Sports Centre at the... Read More

Food

Country of origin labelling a step close

Bay of Plenty residents – along with fellow Kiwis – are one step closer to being able to identify exactly where the fruit and vegetables they purchase are from. The Consumers' Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill passed its... Read More

Sport

Footballers on a roll

Tauranga City United Associated Football Club intend to put on a good show this Easter Monday, when two of their teams take on Manukau City AFC on home turf. Links Ave Reserve will host two matches, one between the reserves at 12.30pm, and one between... Read More

Health & Beauty

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

Pets

More fur than one shelter can handle

They've got big ones and small ones, furry and cuddly ones – and they've got a myriad of colours to choose from. So which kitten will you take home? Tauranga SPCA has plenty of cats and kittens looking for adoption right now, and they're... Read More

Business

No vote is a vote for Rusty

A serial election campaigner will contest the Tauranga seat in September's General Election to give voice to the 35 per cent of voters who don't exercise their right. He's Rusty Kane, who's concerned the election system puts the... Read More

Food

Bring out all the good stuff

Easter's coming, the musicians are warming up and the weather's going to be great –I hope! And that makes it time to celebrate before winter is upon us. How and why chocolate, eggs and bunny rabbits ended up being associated with Easter... Read More

Kids Corner

Meet the Easter bunny

He's got big floppy ears, a fluffy tail and plenty of chocolate eggs in his basket – the Easter Bunny is making a special appearance this weekend to Mount Mainstreet. This Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16, families can take a lucky dip into... Read More

Gardening

Growing a weekend project

With hundreds of Cadbury chocolate fish, delicious chutneys and chillies, and a free barbecue, Growers Direct has the recipe for a fun Labour Weekend event. The Te Puna centre's free event is returning with the company's popular chutneys... Read More

Homebase

Tradie roadtrip coming to Tauranga

With New Zealand's construction and building sector screaming out for more recruits –a training organisation is bringing a nationwide roadtrip to Tauranga this month to attract new apprentices and demonstrate the careers on offer in the ‘trades'. The... Read More

Education

Pride, belief, success – Dave’s way

He's just come in from an assembly for 1100 kids, after coming in from another assembly for 900 kids – back to back assemblies. That's how a big school rolls. “It's marvellous – kids! I love them.” But soon that... Read More

Pets

It’s a dog’s life

Daylight saving is over, the pool's closed, we can put the speedos and goggles back in the smalls drawer. Except for that irrepressible show off and good time guy ‘Alfie' and his mates. They're readying for one last dunk of the... Read More

Kids Corner

The topic of children’s pocket money

A unique snapshot into Kiwi childhoods has revealed about six in 10 children report they receive pocket money, an allowance or a cash gift – getting a median of $15. The insight has emerged from early results of the national CensusAtSchool TataurangaKiTeKura... Read More