Bountiful books

The Harringtons were looking forward to retiring to Tauranga, but they weren’t expecting to get bored. But instead of sitting idle, they set out to share their passion for books. In 2014, Tony and Rhonda Harrington started a business - Harrington...... Read More

Hair comes summer

With warmer weather around the corner, this is the perfect time to address “what lies beneath” before we put away our winter woolies and haul out bikinis and shorts. In other words, it is time to declare war on every hair follicle that...... Read More


Nestled on a laneway in downtown Tauranga is an unassuming gallery that could easily be mistaken as street art on a wall. Hiding behind the distinct black and white geometric painting is a bright, light space with walls adorned with perfectly placed...... Read More

Growing up on Summer Hill farm

I remember sitting at the dinner table as a young girl during mid-September; a steaming roast lamb before me and my father angling the carving knife just right to get the perfect slice of meat. I would try to drone out the calls of the lambs that surrounded...... Read More

Heights, wine and kai

A weekend away in Napier for our 10th anniversary seemed like the perfect place to celebrate, seeing as we hadn’t been there since before we got married. The trip from Tauranga is really easy, with great sights along the way. Driving past the...... Read More


Renewing wedding vows steampunk style makes perfect sense in this uncertain world, where upcycling and repurposing is all part of adjusting to the turns in life.  Mick and Lindsey Morgan are just one of the six couples renewing their wedding vows...... Read More

Gone to the dogs

When Shelley Clark adopted her first Schnauzer she never expected it to lead to a new hobby and more than a decade of sharing her skills. It was suggested Shelley try dog agility with her dog Tully, who came to her at 18 months old, to increase their...... Read More

Mount Maunganui’s rising star

With the eyes of the world on New Zealand as a desirable place to be, coupled with recent government investment into a growing screen industry, the film and television community has its eye on Connor Johnston as one of the country’s next young...... Read More

Sharing a legacy

Tauranga’s The Strand has changed dramatically in 110 years. The majority of the street’s historical buildings have been replaced and the wharves have been upgraded, but a strong sense of history remains. Gabrielle Gregory has a unique...... Read More

NZ’s microfabrication technology

If you’re under 30 years old, the history of 3D printing is older than you think. I’ve been fascinated with 3D printing since its infancy in the early 1980s, watching models being built up in layers and avidly reading about home inventors...... Read More