Toi’s Challenge is a lovely challenge

    More than a thousand years ago, the great chieftain Toi founded a tribe whose descendants went on to settle much of the east coast of the North Island. Toi’s stronghold was Kapu-te-Rangi, pa of gentle breezes. Overlooking Whakatane,...... Read More

Stainless steel to shine again

Before and after If it’s time to get some new life in your stainless steel, Stainless Restorations is the business to call. Leigh Chamberlain has recently joined the Stainless Restorations team as owner of Stainless Restorations BOP. “We...... Read More

All life depends upon the soil

Go to Bay Topsoil for all of your soil needs   Bay Topsoil is a family owned business who have been in the earthmoving business for the past seven years. “We started operating Bay Topsoil at the beginning of 2019 and are in the process of...... Read More

The importance of sunscreen

  As we are approaching warmer days we get all enthused to get outside, into the garden for a walk, or to the beach. What we also do is start applying sunscreen on hot sunny days. What sunblock is best, how often should I reapply, What SPF should...... Read More

Open up and enjoy summer

    Is your home ready for summer? The friendly experienced team from Aluminium Repairs BOP are ready to help improve your windows and doors so you can open up and enjoy the outdoors. They are specialists in getting your bifold and sliding...... Read More

A change of name but not of heart

An artists impression of the new-look stores.   They’re still good people, doing good things in the Bay of Plenty, but the friendly folk at Habitat for Humanity BOP are changing their name.   Habitat for Humanity BOP will now be known...... Read More

A build that stands out from the rest

The Harris family inside their new Signature home. If you’re wanting the full build experience where you’re involved in every step, Signature Homes can help. Take Chris and Ange Harris’ new eco-home build in May 2019. Ange says Signature...... Read More

New location, same Classic brand

The Classic Builders Papamoa team.   Classic Builders will be throwing open its doors to more of the Bay of Plenty come early September.   Classic Builders regional manager Nathan Watkins says their new office in Papamoa will open up more...... Read More

Passionate about natural health

Past owner Jude Randell and new owner Jo Douglas.   Bethlehem Health Shop has been undergoing a few changes. The baton has now been passed from previous owner Jude Randell on to new owner Jo Douglas who is also passionate about natural health.   “I...... Read More

Buy in bulk to save your cash

    Despite the name, the bulk aisle is just as handy for buying small portions as it is for buying big. Located in Bethlehem Shopping Centre at 19 Bethlehem Road, Bin Inn Bethlehem brings a cheaper and bigger range of products to your...... Read More