No more bog-standard toilets

No more foggy, cracked mirrors, and no more dark and dingy cubicles that encourage unsightly graffiti. Otumoetai College students will be toileting in relative luxury later this year after pleading their case for better facilities to the principal and... Read More

Light display leaves human mark

A digital artist Brian Knep is reflecting human movement by projecting light patterns. Healing Pools is an interactive floor projection with patterns that change in response to visitors when they enter it. Viewers interact with the work by walking,... Read More

Hunters use beacons for rescue

Rescue Coordination Centre NZ is reminding hunters heading out for the ‘roar' that a registered distress beacon could save their life following two South Island rescues this week.  RCCNZ organised the rescue of two hunters who were bluffed... Read More

Weka’s Waiata to go national

Tucked away in a corner of native bush near Opotiki is the birth-place of a number of award-winning picture books. With kereru, ruru, kiwi and weka on one side of the window and brushes, watercolours and art paper on the other, author-illustrator Nikki... Read More

RNZAF to touch down in Kawerau

Kawerau residents are being advised to keep their eyes on the sky this Monday, as there may be a high flying visitor to town. The No.3 Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force will be based at Kawerau's Firmin Lodge as part of a week-long team... Read More

Cleaning stations to beat kauri dieback

The roll-out of 20 innovative cleaning stations has started as part of the Department of Conservation's efforts to reduce the spread of kauri dieback. Stations will be installed on busy and high-risk DOC managed tracks in the kauri region, including... Read More

From waste to garden

Greerton Village Kindergarten in Greerton will soon start its own community garden after winning a garden bed made from recycled oral care waste. The garden is the result of a national recycling initiative run by Colgate and global recycling pioneers,... Read More

Skippers fined over collision

Skippers involved in the collision between two boats in Pilot Bay on March 16 have been fined by the harbourmaster, say police. “This incident could have had a tragic outcome and is a timely reminder to boaties to always maintain a safe lookout... Read More

Anticipating a museum challenge

Building a museum at Cliff Road is going to take considerable effort just to obtain authority to build on the site, according to an independent planning risk report on the Cliff Road museum proposal. The report tabled at the City Transformation Committee... Read More

Museum essay winners announced

The winners of a youth essay competition were announced at an event held at Tauranga Art Gallery on Wednesday evening. Lilli Scott, a Year 13 student from Aquinas College, won the $1000 first prize for the senior section, with Liv Donovan-Grammer, a... Read More



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A large performing arts centre/conference hub
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A museum
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