Local News

Ladies start your engines

  There’s just two rules to this club: you need to be a ‘girl’ and you have to have a car. Formed just three months ago by Tauranga-based... Read More

A pastor with a twist

  Unless you’re Jewish you may not know what a shofar is, much less have owned or played one.   Papamoa man Steve Trim is the exception... Read More

Going the distance

  The challenges faced in the army by a group of four mates will have nothing on their next test, running 100km each in 24 hours.   Tauranga... Read More

New space targeted by vandals

  It’s proving hard to dissuade skate boarders from using the concrete spaces at Te Papa o Ngā Manu Porotakataka (formerly Phoenix Car Park).   About... Read More

Full steam ahead for Blue Do

  Certain people manage to really stand out in a crowd on a normal day, let alone when they go all out for a good cause like a charity fundraiser.   Steampunk... Read More

Terry’s cherries in full bloom

  Greerton Village is once again bursting with pink blossoms. Regarded by many locals as the ‘Capital of Spring’ in New Zealand, the... Read More

Making mental health a priority

  Otumoetai College school leaders are doing their bit to break down barriers and open up the conversation about mental health.   Year 13... Read More

Jan passionate for her city

    Passionate is a word Labour List MP Jan Tinetti has been using a lot lately. She has taken her skillset – honed on the front line... Read More

Taking the sting out of summer

  Springtime, with its longer warmer days, is swarm time for bee colonies, says Chris Mitchell from Seaside Bees in Papamoa.   Between now... Read More

Unhoppy kindy comforted by community

It is a case of bad boys and a missing bunny. Staff at Otumoetai Kindergarten were shocked to discover that one of its newborn rabbits was missing and... Read More