Learning from the sea

Make a splash during Seaweek with an educational and family-fun harbour event. The Happy Harbour Fun Day features hands-on outdoor activities that relate to Tauranga Harbour's land, water and wildlife. On Saturday, March 3, Bay of Plenty Regional... Read More

Guten tag, bonjour, buen dia and kia ora

Wednesdays are a short day for Tauranga insurance executive Ben Rickard. He clears his desk by 2.30pm. But it's not to play golf or go fishing. He's off to a tutorial – and not for an MBA. He's learning Te Reo Maori, and on company... Read More

Maori youth initiative gets more funding

A robotics initiative by Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi has been awarded increased funding to support the growth of computational thinking among Maori students in Gisborne, Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Northland regions. Professor John Clayton... Read More

Changes to Mount bus timetables

Increased traffic congestion around Bayfair has resulted in some Schoolhopper services arriving late at Mount Maunganui Intermediate and Mount Maunganui College.  To fix this problem Baybus have made alterations to some routes and timings beginning... Read More

Programme promotes active family time

Bay of Plenty Rugby Union in partnership with Key Skills Recruitment hosted an open training today at Blake Park for the upcoming new initiative Little Steamers Rugby Programme.   Little Steamers Rugby is a pilot programme for 3 to 4-year-olds... Read More

Protect your family from whooping cough

The current national whooping cough epidemic has triggered a need for families and individuals to check they are up-to-date with immunisations, especially people who are pregnant or have a baby. There have been 217 cases of whooping cough notified to... Read More

Local thespian heading to London

All the world's a stage for Fletcher Oxford – or at least, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London will be, when he joins 23 other young New Zealanders there in July. The Tauranga Boys' College student has been selected as a member... Read More

Cadets celebrating 20 years

The Western Bay of Plenty Cadet Unit, New Zealand's largest Cadet Corps unit, is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, and Second Lieutenant Dave Northcott says they're on the hunt for new members. The unit, commanded by Major Eli Crawshaw,... Read More

Bay of Plenty receives campus status

The success of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board as a teaching and research facility for the University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences has resulted in it officially becoming a Clinical Campus. This makes it the fifth... Read More

Turn your trash into fash

After seven months of crocheting together more than 400 plastic bags, you could forgive 13-year-old Hunter Ririnui for never wanting to see another plastic bag again. A passion for design and the environment saw the then Tauranga Intermediate student... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should terminally ill people be legally allowed to end their own life or ask to have someone end their life on their behalf?


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Sunset turning the water pink. Photo: Lee Badham.

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