Fire and ice heading for The Lakes

After two postponements due to rain, Tauranga Parents Centre is hoping for fine weather on Sunday for its Fire and Ice themed family walk around The Lakes in Tauriko. Walk the Lakes is the annual fundraising event for the organisation, which is a key... Read More

Student wins $10,000 scholarship

A new major prize was awarded for the first time at the Tauranga Boys' College prize giving on Tuesday night, with student Jimi Kameta receiving a $10,000 scholarship through the Acorn Foundation. The Acorn Foundation Cashmore Family two-year scholarship... Read More

Preparing for a possible pandemic

Testing the multi-agency response to a possible pandemic was the scenario enacted during an Emergo Train System exercise at Tauranga Hospital. The training exercise was led by Toi Te Ora Public Health and, as well as members of the Tauranga Hospital team,... Read More

Adult classes to help minimise falls

A brand new strength and balance class for older adults has launched in Eastern Bay of Plenty as part of a Sport Bay of Plenty initiative. Keep on your Feet is about creating access to approved community group strength and balance classes across the... Read More

Singing for suicide prevention

A collaboration between Downtown Tauranga and the Mauao Performing Arts Centre will bring people together this month to sing in support of suicide prevention with the launch of new community initiative ‘Sing! Sing! Sing!' It will launch this... Read More

Singers’ donation close to their hearts

A special Tauranga choir which helps people find their voices again has made a $1000 donation to a charity close to its heart. The Brainwave Singers marked Parkinson's Awareness Week by making the donation to the Bay of Plenty Parkinson's... Read More

Council wins award for health and safety

An award recognising an organisation that demonstrates excellence in workplace health and safety practices, and that has successfully integrated these into its operation, was presented to Tauranga City Council on Friday night. The council received the... Read More

Teddy bears have picnic in Yatton Park

A multisport athlete and her teddy bear pal have made a fleeting stop in Tauranga, as part of a nationwide journey. Athlete and diabetes ambassador Emily Wilson is on a mission to run, cycle, kayak and raft down the length of New Zealand in support of... Read More

A starburst whose time has come

Intelligent, active, soft, sweet and sensitive. Could be a resume for an on-line dating service. After all, Nova's in the market for a bit of love. But what's a dog got to do? How can she win a heart? Of dubious parentage, a love-child and... Read More

A sweet investment

Tauranga chocolate lovers now have the chance to buy a piece of the Dunedin-based chocolate company OCHO and receive discounted chocolate for life. The deal is if sweet-toothed investors take a stake in the company through their PledgeMe campaign today,... Read More



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On the ’Bird Walk’, Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald.

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