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

Kevin Bloody Wilson coming to Tauranga

Outrageously funny singer-songwriter Kevin Bloody Wilson is returning to New Zealand this month with his ‘Almost Awesome' tour, and local fans will have the chance to see him play in Tauranga. The Australian larrikin has a fan base that stretches... Read More

What’s On? Extravaganza Fair

Good morning, sunners, and welcome to Sunday, the last day of the week, and the last day of your weekend... yes, it's very sad, I know. The weather's been pretty warm lately, so make the most of it and get out and about. MetService has us... Read More

Convoy of Volkswagens

Sun, sand, surf and Volkswagen's are on the menu for many locals this weekend. Run to the Sun is an event for all Volkswagen lovers, and like last year, hopes to bring hundreds of adoring fans to the Mount. Now a three day event, more than 50 'dubstar'... Read More

Artists offer creative insight

A fascinating series of artist talks has been announced as part of the 2018 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D public event programme. Members of the public are invited to attend these free talks, which will be presented over the next two months by guest... Read More

Bathtub battle at Bowentown

If you've got an old bathtub lying around and fancy giving it a new lease of life, the Bowentown Boating and Sport Fishing Club is holding its annual Bathtub Regatta on Saturday, February 24. While bathtub racing once involved simply fitting an... Read More

What's On: Drifting and Fair

Good morning Sunners! And get ready for some loud and exciting events on this sunny Saturday. First up is the second day of the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship where it will be an action-packed of D1NZ National Drifting Championship racing,... Read More

A paw to hold

Consider adding four paws to your family this weekend. Tauranga SPCA's Valentine's Second Chance For Love event is on today from 10.30am-2.30pm at the Tauranga SPCA in Greerton. And it's the perfect place to meet your next soulmate.... Read More

Saying ‘no’ to plastic straws

A new campaign has been launched by Envirohub Bay of Plenty in an effort to reduce the use of plastic straws in the region. ‘Destraw or Destroy' was launched at The Rising Tide in Mount Maunganui earlier this week with the screening of the... Read More

New Hindu idols installed in Tauranga

Statues of the Hindu pantheon of gods and goddesses have been installed during a three day ceremony at Tauranga's first Hindu temple. The painted marble statues' installation marked the culmination of a project undertaken by the Sanatan... Read More



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An uncommon butterfly spotted: New Zealand Admiral. A good start to the new year. Photo: Murray Smith.

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