Local students to compete in lit quiz for kids

The world’s biggest literary event for children is coming to the Bay of Plenty, as local super-readers join more than 8000 children worldwide to compete for the title of Kids’ Lit Quiz champion 2018. The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an annual...... Read More

Co-working in the spirit of cooperation

Heads are down, fingers are tapping on the keyboard, small groups are conversing and the invigorating aroma of coffee wafts in from the front door. Welcome to Tauranga’s co-working space, Basestation. Established in November 2014 by Venture...... Read More

Special breakfast for breast cancer

Welcome Bay’s Bex Tereu is a woman constantly on the go, working at the Parenting Place, writing a blog and business column, and being mum to two children. When she developed breast cancer in 2015, she was forced to slow down and it didn’t...... Read More

Missing Matariki sister

With Matariki approaching, the gap in the line-up of the Matariki carvings on The Strand is being noticed. The carvings represent a Maori interpretation of the star cluster also known as the Pleiades or the seven sisters. The figure missing from the...... Read More

When Katikati calls

“After 27 years in Tauranga we have decided to move on.” That’s the thrust of a message to The Weekend Sun this week. It’s both a message and an indictment because Ross and his partner Gay say their “nice little retirement...... Read More

Giraffing around

  If you grew up in the last two decades, you may remember buzzing with excitement as you lined up in front of a bus ready to meet the famous man in yellow - or should I say giraffe in yellow.   Harold the giraffe has been a part of Kiwi...... Read More

Raising awareness of chronic fatigue

  Imagine struggling both mentally and physically to do simple tasks such as washing the dishes or hanging out the washing. Chronic fatigue syndrome is not simply being tired, but a debilitating chronic illness with symptoms that affect sleep,...... Read More

Be who you want to be during Youth Week 2018

  Local youth workers will be serving up sausages with a side of inspiration to Tauranga students this month to mark Youth Week 2018.   The week is held every May and is a nationwide festival of events to celebrate the talents, passions...... Read More

‘Just that time of the month’

  “I lost a job about four years ago that was a direct result of having endometriosis.”   Laura, who doesn’t want to use her real name out of fear of losing her new job, has experienced her fair share of discrimination...... Read More

Boats blessed at Sailability

  The blessing of a new boat for Sailability Tauranga’s small fleet marked a recent milestone in the charity that has become established in the city over the last year.   Starting with borrowed boats, the blessing of the Hansa 303...... Read More