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

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

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

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

Life, lungs and family

Te Ariki Berryman, 12, has good news and sad news. A student at Otumoetai Intermediate, and past delivery boy for The Weekend Sun, Te Ariki has also been training and competing for three years in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, achieving yellow belt two stripes... Read More

Rethinking the Bay’s housing

If you're interested in tiny homes, affordable housing, simple living, building community or just hanging out with cool people, then set aside Thursday, June 22 from 7pm. Along with four inspiring and creative short films about alternative living,... Read More

Bring back the Te Puke Festival

The stellar act of Te Puke's historic kiwifruit festival is returning this month in a first step towards breathing life back into the iconic event after an estimated 10-year hiatus. Epic Te Puke board member Stuart Gunn, who has been involved in... Read More

A strong bond is forged

He's a four-year-old Singaporean with a sad and rare genetic disorder and he's inveigled his way into the hearts of the Watsons 8500 kilometres away here in Tauranga. “I saw him and thought poor wee fella,” says Dave Watson of... Read More

Standoff at Osprey Drive

It was an old-fashioned standoff in a right-of-way in Welcome Bay. The contractors wanted to get into a subdivision for a concrete pour. But there was a blockade. Three cars parked in the right-of-way and Sheila Tippett, leading the cause for the neighbours,... Read More