Lions hunting young blood

He's the Young Turk, the hired gun – and he's been called in to reverse a trend that's bedeviled service organisations worldwide. That's staying young and relevant. “The difficulty is the rules and structures that... Read More

Tribute to a local star

“Don't ever stop fighting.” That's what Cilla Veldhuizen tells people. She's been fighting cancer for seven years, and has been terminal for two. Cilla found out she had breast cancer after getting a sore breast from falling... Read More

Coastguard’s Mayday on Sunday

A close-up look at the Coastguard vessels and the chance to learn about Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard activities from the volunteers who keep the rescue group operating is taking place at the tidal stairs on the waterfront on Sunday, May 21. It is the... Read More

A kilometre of burpees

Yes, you read it right. One thousand metres of burpees. That's the challenge being taken on tomorrow morning at Mount Maunganui, as fitness fanatics see whether they have the mettle to complete the gruelling event. It's for a good cause,... Read More

"Sylvia's mother says..."

They say revenge is a dish best served cold. Shel Silverstein would have known. He got his own back on Sylvia's mother – the woman immortalised in the 1972 hit song of the same name. You know it. “Sylvia's mother says Sylvia's... Read More

Ours boys cream of the crop

They're two of the best in the country. And they're Tauranga's. Apprentice plumber Brendan Baker and newly qualified drainlayer Colby Baker - good mates and work colleagues but not related - have received major accolades at the New... Read More

Small girl with a big heart

“Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for all the blessings you gave us.” It's a little prayer uttered by 7-year-old Emma Mischewski when she's being driven to school every day. “And I pray for the homeless that they may find... Read More

HeART of the community

“This is a dream project for me, being able to connect with locals, the community, people. It's the heart of what I do,” says acclaimed artist Graham ‘Mr G' Hoete. The Tauranga Moana artist, of Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngāti... Read More

Paradox rumour ‘not true'

“Morning,” the email sent to this reporter starts off. “I had heard a rumour about the street art being painted over in about a month's time. Do you know if this is true?” The street art in question is the six murals created... Read More

Market to celebrate 14th birthday

This month the Tauranga Farmers' Market is having its 14th birthday, and to celebrate they have six birthday hampers full of fresh produce from stallholders up for grabs. Tickets to be in the draw to win the hampers are $2 each and will be sold... Read More