Enjoy your golden years

Aging isn't something that should be dreaded. It's a beautiful process, just like a maturing wine or cheese. And retirement shouldn't be seen as an end point - it's a new opportunity to embrace the things you love the most. The... Read More


Sticking to the Bay’s singing tradition

Mary and Joseph will be leading the songs and the procession this Sunday, December 10, when Carols on the Waterfront returns to Tauranga's CBD. The joint venture between Downtown Tauranga, Sun Media and several inner-city churches will centre around... Read More


Back to basics in Samoa

It's Sunday morning in Apia, Samoa and you can barely hear a pin drop. That is until church is in session. It is estimated that 98 per cent of Samoans are Christians and the whole country shuts down on a Sunday to worship. When you're on... Read More


'Look Sharp' this Christmas

Tauranga's popular Look Sharp store at Tauranga Crossing is the best place to find everything you need for Christmas and New Year's Eve parties. The store opened in October 2016, and manager Arun Kaushish says since then they've received... Read More


The landscaping experts for all your outdoor needs

With spring in full swing, trees, plants and flowers are flourishing. Everything is growing and keeping your property under control can quickly become a mammoth task. The team at Mount Rossko Landscapes can handle the maintenance for you to keep your... Read More


Making your floors shine

Whether it's creating a fashion statement or refurbishing an existing project, Megafloor can provide a full range of options to make your concrete floors stand out from the rest. Polished Concrete's Tauranga branch brings Bay of Plenty... Read More


Looking for an e-bike?

If you haven't tried an e-bike, see Len Haller at Anebike. He's got one of the largest ranges of e-bikes on display anywhere. Anebike works hard to bring you the best value and latest e-bikes from New Zealand and around the world. Len says... Read More


Hitachi Sakura Festival Tour

If a 10-day Japanese festive and cultural experience to Hitachi and Tokyo sounds good, put April 2018 in your diary. The trip is open to residents of Tauranga and surrounding areas, and this unique tour will showcase Tauranga's sister city Hitachi... Read More


Best care for your little ones

A local early learning centre is continuing to provide rich learning experiences for children in the Tauranga community. Having just celebrated their first birthday, Elm Tree Early Learning Centre has the best care and the latest learning for children... Read More


Cooking up new ideas with free course

With a culinary career spanning 50 years Remy Zibung knows plenty about fine cuisine, but the 71-year old recently decided it was his computer skills that needed spicing up. After a chance encounter with a fellow chef who was studying the NZ Certificate... Read More


Saying “I quit” before “I do”

In the lead up to the big day, most brides-to-be will agree that looking their best in a wedding dress is a top priority. But for Bay of Plenty bride Ashleigh Nichols, her priority was to be smoke free. “I made the decision to quit after smoking... Read More


Making a difference your way

Many of us are regularly asked to donate to charities, community groups and individuals. At times the number of daily requests through advertising, emails and letters can be overwhelming. They all sound worthy, so how do you choose? It is important that... Read More


Job opportunities

The face of the skilled trades industry is transforming. There's more technology, better wages, rising numbers of women joining the industry and more training offered to create plenty of opportunities for the skilled tradie. In fact, there are... Read More

Health & Beauty

Look good and feel great

Sometimes some of the less desirable effects of facial ageing prevent us from looking as good as we feel. In fact, sometimes they can give the casual observer a completely wrong impression of us. A furrowed brow and downturned mouth can look make us... Read More


Tech skills to get started

Saunoa Pau has gone from someone who worried about her grades to excelling at Business Administration and Technology. The 24-year old is now in her second semester of business administration study at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, and her work is... Read More


A slice of golfing heaven

It's a picture postcard golf setting – listen to the waves lapping on Omanu. A well-struck 5-iron could be landed on the beach from the first tee. This is the Mount Maunganui Golf Club – a golfing haven set against the backdrop of Mauao. “It's... Read More


Getting it done right

CJ Design Solutions is a Tauranga painting company with a hands-on approach to make sure every stroke is just right in your home. Locally owned and operated, CJ Design Solutions offers high-end residential painting for Tauranga locals. With 27 years... Read More


A feast of fun in East Papamoa

It's Golden Sands School's key fundraiser for 2017 - the Papamoa East school's annual fun, run and walk on Saturday, 28 October, from 8.45am until 2.30pm. The event, featuring a 10km and 5km fun run and walk and a kids' dash,... Read More


Exciting new tech on offer at Toi Ohomai

Information technology students at Toi Ohomai are getting a taste of the future, using exciting new technologies like virtual and augmented reality, 360 video and robotics. Tutor Jacob Van Silfhout has been instrumental in introducing new technologies... Read More


New season curtain and blind designs

When it comes to building and renovating, one of the decisions homeowners face is choosing which curtains and blinds best match the look they're going for. Tony Baker of BOP Curtains and Blinds helps homeowners become inspired by their beautiful... Read More