Change in the community

When it comes to making a difference in our community, there are plenty of organisations in the Bay of Plenty  putting their best foot forward.  Momenta is one of them. Momenta works with people who are disadvantaged, connecting them to opportunities...... Read More

Performing arts academy launches

Aspiring New Zealand actors no longer need to travel to the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New  York to study method acting, as actor and producer Harry Oram has launched The Apex Academy of Performing  Arts with his New York mentor,...... Read More

Wellness made pretty

With health and wellness being front and centre of so many people’s lives at the moment, we’re all on the hunt for something that will track our activity. I love the idea of tracking my health and habits, and I’ve all but been glued...... Read More

Fixing your feet

Do you suffer from foot pain that just won’t go away? Do you have bunions and think surgery is the only option? The team at Corrective Foot Solutions might have the answer. The clinic is a podiatry practice specialising in an effective and advanced...... Read More

Seamless garden

Winter and a notably hot summer has passed since we last visited Sally Blockley’s tropical Greerton garden – and it has thrived through the changing seasons. Sally’s bird of paradise plant well surpasses the height of the house, her...... Read More

From a house to a home

When a home has uninterrupted water views, making the most of them is usually the focus of any renovation project. But for Vanessa and Shawn Wistrand, designing a private and enclosed back courtyard was just as important. “We wanted a private...... Read More

Renovating for functionality

Turning a large bathroom into a separate ensuite and laundry has made all of the difference in Dale and John Wilson’s Mount Maunganui home. “Both spaces are smaller now, but they are much more comfortable and tailored to us,” says Dale. “The...... Read More

Lawn to lavish

The Telford family love spending the long summer days together in their back yard. Mum, CJ Telford, says that’s all thanks to an outdoor renovation at their Papamoa home, which turned a bare lawn into a kid-friendly pool and deck area, with added...... Read More

All that jazz

Tauranga Jazz Society president  Jeff Baker is excited and hopeful about New Zealand’s most popular jazz festival going ahead this Easter. “After the disappointment of having to cancel the 2020 National Jazz Festival due to Covid-19,...... Read More

For the love of jazz

A true New Zealand jazz legend will be remembered this year at the 58th National Jazz Festival in Tauranga, with Saturday and Sunday nights at the festival promising some poignant and emotional moments. Phil Broadhurst, who passed away in April 2020...... Read More