Smokefree Rockquest top 12

The 2017 Smokefree Rockquest regional finals is expected to hit all the right notes once again for young bands in the Bay of Plenty this week. The event will be held at the Totara St performing arts centre and will have performances from 12 Bay of Plenty... Read More

A Sublime Mess

Maggie Bowcock has titled her latest exhibition ‘A Sublime Mess'. A sublime unrestrained effusion of swans, tuis, pohutukawa and flowers is what greets viewers of her paintings. On show at the Macandmor Art Space in the Goddard's Centre... Read More

Banksy’s legacy to Tauranga

The paradox was taking street art into what's often considered to be the exclusive and rarified environment of a traditional art gallery. “And breaking down those barriers and knocking down the walls so to speak,” says Karl Chitham,... Read More

New opportunities for BOP disabled youth

An organisation that provides life-changing experiences for young people with disabilities is about to arrive in the Bay of Plenty. Recreate NZ currently helps more than 400 families in Auckland, Waikato and Christchurch by providing fun outdoor adventures,... Read More

Sweet sounds for seafarers

He was born in Paeroa, educated there and in Rotorua, took his music skills to Australia 23 years ago and now he's coming back to the Bay of Plenty to benefit the men engaged in what's considered to be the world's second most dangerous... Read More

What’s On? Markets & Model Yachts

It will be a great Sunday for many Kiwis this morning, after the All Blacks won a convincing victory over the Lions last night. Emirates Team New Zealand have also kept their lead in the America's Cup, despite losing one of this morning's... Read More

Kick-off on Tauranga waterfront

  Tauranga fans can clamber into the boiling cauldron of Lions and All Black rugby free of charge tonight. Tauranga City Council has organised a fanzone on the Tauranga CBD waterfront where people can enjoy a free live broadcast of the sold-out first... Read More

Tauranga sailors in Germany

Tauranga sailors competing in the Kiel Week regatta had to contend with a lack of breeze, lightning, thunderstorms, torrential rain and squalls all in one day. Josh Porebski and Tauranga sailor Trent Rippey did well in the unstable conditions to maintain... Read More

A museum in boxes

Tauranga residents and visitors are to be given the experience of what it is like to have an on tap source of historical information in the central city with the opening of a ‘pop up' museum this coming summer. Tauranga Moana Museum trust... Read More

Fight-back over funding cut

Tauranga City Council's decision to drastically cut back the money allocated for the new Mount i-Site is being challenged by Tourism Bay of Plenty, which is succeeding in bringing the issue back for debate by the council. City councillors chopped... Read More



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Early morning lift-off for Humpty Dumpty at Memorial Park. Photo: Lynly Whitaker.

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