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

Te Wharekura o Mauao appoints principal

Te Wharekura o Mauao has confirmed Matua Heywood Kuka has been appointed as the Maori immersion school's new Tumuaki (principal), succeeding Matua Koa Douglas. Located in Bethlehem, Te Wharekura o Mauao provides tikanga Maori education for Year... Read More

Students share start-up plans

While most of us enjoyed a long hot summer at the beach, a group of Toi Ohomai and University of Waikato students have devoted their entire holidays to try and turn their ‘start-up' ideas into business ventures. The eight students, who all... Read More

Supporting local ostomates

It's a topic that can be very private – living with an ostomy bag after undergoing surgery. But a local woman wants people to know that there is plenty of support out there for those who have undergone colostomies, urostomies or ileostomies,... Read More

Whale teeth stolen

Police are looking for two men seen leaving the eastern end of Papamoa Beach Road in a flatbed truck last night, believed to be with a sperm whale jawbone and valuable ivory teeth. The lower jaw was taken from a dead whale discovered along the beach... Read More

If you love Tauranga, stand for council

Do you want to represent your community? Tauranga City Council is holding a by-election in April for one at large position on council. Nominations for candidates in the upcoming by-election are now open. Nominations close at noon on Monday, March 5.... Read More

Smiles bloom at Bay kindergarten

Big blooming smiles were witnessed at two lucky kindergartens on Tuesday, who were each announced as winners in the Daltons Late Bloomers Awards. The awards are part of the popular Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project and recognise kindergartens... Read More



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