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Sharing culture through art

    Art is a fantastic communication tool and can sometimes express what words can’t. More than 20 artists will be expressing their... Read More

Love never leaves us

  It’s a local story reminiscent of The Notebook – a story of love, dedication and never giving up.   Local musician Jack Moyle... Read More

Underpass fiasco heats up

  As D-Day - D for demolition – draws near for the Bayfair underpass, the action group fighting for its retention as part of the new B2B... Read More

Walking for memory

  Mount Maunganui will be awash in a sea of purple on September 28 as people take to the streets to raise awareness of dementia.   The Alzheimers... Read More

Claydons answer call of synchro

  Ella Claydon had finished with dancing but loved the pool. Synchronised swimming was a perfect fit.   “She went for a look-see,”... Read More

Caring, giving and gunpowder

  The pungent smell of nitrocellulose, the explosive component of the modern-day bullet, after it’s been fired, must be addictive. Allison... Read More

Tired seals make it to dry land

  Don’t be surprised if you see increasing amounts of sleepy seal pups around Bay of Plenty coastlines this time of year.   Local... Read More

Let’s out vote the baby boomers

  A group of driven Tauranga youth are calling on their peers to band together and outvote the older generation in upcoming local elections.   The... Read More

Cirque du Jelly Legs

  Cirque du Sore Legs, Jelly Legs and Speedy Gonzales are just some of the fun nicknames that competitors will be wearing on their personalised... Read More

The clash of the cultures

  The Czech Republic has confirmed. Five times World Cup champions Brazil will also be represented. They’re confirmed.   As will... Read More

Paddling to success

  Tess Pateman reckons throwing herself down extreme river rapids regularly gives her the confidence to tackle just about anything in life.   The... Read More

It’s time to bounce

  Maungatapu Primary students are bouncing their way to basketball success, travelling across the ditch in November to play at the Australian Basketball... Read More

Break out the family treasures

  Dig out those manky old forgotten coins, banknotes, medals, badges and stamps from the socks and undies drawer. It’s an opportunity to... Read More