The Incubator wins hearts and minds

The Incubator has done Tauranga proud at the Trustpower National Community Awards in the Queenstown Lakes District over the weekend, going head to head with the country's best and brightest volunteer groups and projects on a national stage full... Read More

Carl Barron, a comedian from day one

“I killed when I was born,” says Australian comedian Carl Barron. “People generally take one look at me and start laughing. My father told me that when I was born everybody started laughing. Even the nurses.” This is Carl's... Read More

Tauranga Musical Theatre's best show yet

Tauranga Musical Theatre (TMT) is, in my opinion, giving us their best show yet in their latest offering ‘Catch Me If You Can'. This musical is an adaptation of the 2002 Steven Spielberg film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, which... Read More

Fifteen year consent for events

An application for a 15-year resource consent allowing events and festivals to continue to be held on Williamson Park Whangamata will be presented to the Whangamata Community Board next week for approval. Under the new District Plan rules, events in... Read More

What’s On? Running, Tattoos, & Ducks

Well, it is Sunday again, folks. Who knew there were so many Sundays in a year? There's probably 52 or so, give or take one. Fortunately in Tauranga, there's usually something to do on a Sunday, even if the temperature has dropped suddenly... Read More

Tauranga Youth and a museum

Seeing into a cockroach brain or defeating a giant hornet, some exhibits at Te Papa may make you wonder what a museum is actually about. On Thursday morning Clayton McGregor from Design + Space, and Celeste Skachill from StudioC Design, both located... Read More

Pups enjoy last dip of the season

The rain was no worry for Te Puke pooches today who were able to enjoy a nippy Autumn dip at the Te Puke Memorial Pool. Dogs in all different breeds, shapes and sizes were in attendance of the annual event, rightly named Dogs in Togs. The pools are closing... Read More

More funding for creatives

Following the latest Rotorua Creative Communities Scheme funding round, a total of $24,465 was awarded to 16 arts projects across the Rotorua district. Creative Communities Rotorua Assessment Committee chair Diana Beattie says the successful projects... Read More

Incubating a national community award

The Incubator will join the country's best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National Community Awards taking place in the Queenstown Lakes region this weekend until April 15, 2018. The group is representing Tauranga... Read More

Falling in love with love

“It would have been a long time in the planning; it probably would have cost a lot of money, but it would have been a very happy day.” And on the back of that blissful notion, the senior minister at Tauranga's St Peters in the City... Read More

Opinion Poll

What facilities do you think Tauranga needs?

A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
None of the above
All of the above

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