“Unhoppy kindy” comforted by community

Staff at Otumoetai Kindergarten were shocked to discover that one of their newborn rabbits was missing and the outdoor environment been trashed due to... Read More

Countdown celebrates te reo Māori year-round

Committed to increasing the use of te reo Māori, Countdown has made some changes to the way it communicates with its customers and team for Te Wiki... Read More

BOP designer wins best kitchen in country

Bay of Plenty designer Chelsey Mathieson has won the NKBA Excellence in Design SUPREME Kitchen Design Award recognising her Tauranga kitchen design as... Read More

Tauranga firm to continue te reo sign for the year

Tauranga's Whare PR has decided to use its high-profile billboard to promote te reo Māori all year around, not just this week. Bridgette Tapsell,... Read More

Resource Wise Community Fund – 2020 winners

Tauranga City Council is announcing this year’s successful applicants to the Resource Wise Community Fund. Six applicants will each receive a... Read More

Window dressing a win in Greerton

Embracing cherry blossoms with a Japanese-inspired window has landed Greerton Village’s Centrepoint the win in the Cherry Blossom Window Dressing... Read More

Tauranga dance event cancelled

  A weekend long modern jive dance event in Tauranga has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.   The Coast to Coast Weekender was... Read More

Battle of Britain Parade cancelled

  The Battle of Britain Parade set to take place in Tauranga this Sunday has been cancelled due to the extension of alert level 2.   BOP... Read More

$7 million in 10 weeks to help stranded foreigners

Helping thousands of foreigners stranded here by COVID-19 has cost close to $7 million over the past 10 weeks. Chilean Constanza Capurso is among the... Read More

Greerton Village Cherry Blossom Festival cancelled

The 2020 Greerton Village Cherry Blossom Festival, which was to be held on this weekend, has been cancelled. The Government announcement of the Alert... Read More

Views needed to help shape Western Bay‘s future

Is the Western Bay heading in the right direction for the next decade? That is the question Western Bay of Plenty District Council wants to know as... Read More

Tauranga children learn local Maori history

Matua Primary School is marking te wiki o te reo Maori with a history lesson at Otumoetai Pa Historic Reserve. The sound of Tui rang out on Monday as... Read More

Scrub fire near Welcome Bay

UPDATE: Fire crews have been battling a grass fire in Welcome Bay this afternoon.  Fire and Emergency northern communications shift manager Colin... Read More

Larry ‘happy as larry’ takes a break

Tauranga City Councillor and former Deputy Mayor Larry Baldock doesn’t tend to take much time off for a break, but he found himself ‘as happy... Read More

Be one in a million for Māori Language Moment

  Half a million New Zealanders are set to make history tomorrow in the inaugural Māori Language Moment.   Excited by the high interest... Read More