Music students take the stage

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology music students are putting on a public concert next week, giving people the chance to see what the next generation of Bay musos can do. Derrin Richards is one of the mature students on the course and will be performing... Read More

The party versus the people

“What's the point of a constituency vote?” That's the question independent Tauranga candidate Rusty Kane is asking in the lead-up to this year's election. He makes the point that Tauranga will likely have three local MPs... Read More

Selwyn Ridge ‘the place to bee'

Gone are the days when school fairs were all about fundraising for the school and bobbing for apples. While fund-raising is still on the agenda, Selwyn Ridge School's upcoming Mid-Winter Christmas Fair on July 1 is an opportunity to celebrate culture,... Read More

Banksy’s legacy to Tauranga

The paradox was taking street art into what's often considered to be the exclusive and rarified environment of a traditional art gallery. “And breaking down those barriers and knocking down the walls so to speak,” says Karl Chitham,... Read More

Call for change at city hall

Tauranga City Council's economic development and investment committee chairman Max Mason is calling for councillors to step up and take a greater management role in the council organisation. Referring to the BDO investigation into the city council's... Read More

Why Kevin’s quitting Tauranga

Kevin Steedman's had a gutsful – he's quitting his job, packing up his nine metre motor home and leaving town.  “I am leaving because I have to – they have made it impossible for me to stay.” They being the Tauranga... Read More

Kick-off on Tauranga waterfront

Tauranga fans can clamber into the boiling cauldron of Lions and All Black rugby free of charge on Saturday night. Tauranga City Council has organised a fanzone on the Tauranga CBD waterfront where people can enjoy a free live broadcast of the sold-out... Read More

Student wins Passchendaele pride

Fu Man (Amanda) Yang, a Tauranga Girls' College Year 13 student, has won a national competition with her entry commemorating the Battle of Passchendaele. The battle, which happened 100 years ago in October 1917, is said to be ‘Our Darkest... Read More

Taekwon-Do champ to defend title

Taekwon-Do prodigy Frances Lloyd, age 17, has been chosen to represent New Zealand in Dublin, Ireland in October at the 2017 ITF World Championships. The 2015 and 2016 Junior Female Black Belt World Cup Champion will be defending her title. In 2016 Frances... Read More

Greerton’s grassroots programmers

It's fun, it's practical and it's educational.“So it'll stand you in good stead,” says Carolyne Taylor, who is Greerton Library's learning centre tutor. “But even if it doesn't, it's a useful... Read More