Katikati wine receives gold medal

A wine made and produced in Katikati has added another gold medal to its name. The Falconhead Rose 2019 has received its first ever gold medal at the... Read More

Tauranga siblings invest in future

  She’s a petit, turbaned 17-year-old college student with raw savvy.   Her brother is a 22-year-old turbaned civil engineering student... Read More

Lion Mints support helicopter rescues

The group handed over $2000 to the Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter on Tuesday morning. That’s 2000 packets of mints sold this year. Bethlehem... Read More

Clayton Mitchell bar footage may never be released

Security footage of NZ First MP Clayton Mitchell being thrown out of a Tauranga bar looks unlikely to ever be aired - despite his leader Winston Peters... Read More

Late spring for NZ property market to fuel growth

Growth in the regions is fuelling annual sales growth in September of 48 per cent for Tall Poppy real Estate, echoing the latest figures released by... Read More

Maketu Pies under new management

Maketu Pies will continue to fill pie warmers across the country with the announcement this week that Te Arawa Management Ltd has purchased the iconic... Read More

Celebrating a decade of inspiring happy places

The Bay of Plenty Home Show is proud to launch its 10th anniversary show on October 18-20 at Trustpower Arena Baypark. Previously named the Spring... Read More

Apartment hotel brings new life to Tauranga CBD

  A new apartment hotel is already having a positive impact on the Tauranga CBD and restaurants are reporting an increase in trade. The Quest... Read More

Cheap avocado prices “unrealistic”

Remember the bad old days of the $11 avocado? That was back in May. The passage of the seasons has subsequently done wonderful things for deprived palates,... Read More

Mentoring the youth of Tauranga

  A 19-year-old Tauranga entrepreneur wasn’t sure quite where his future was taking him until he asked successful businessman for some advice.   Dayne... Read More

Jan Hellriegel to perform in Tauranga

With the high interest in filmmaking here in the Bay of Plenty, it’s quite a win to have Jan Hellriegel coming to The Jam Factory. Not only is... Read More

Home-grown gourmet

It was a serious passion project for local chef Kile Gilmore. He and his partner Sue Scahill had been talking about starting their own food truck for... Read More

Empowerment leads to new life

Victoria McEwan’s current reality is drastically different from what her life was three years ago, thanks to a local non-for-profit. She was... Read More

Solar energy for the youth

A local outdoor education programme for youth is jumping on board the renewable energy bandwagon. Waimarino Education Trust has recently installed solar... Read More

What’s on – festivals, expo and ice skating

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday.   Today we are expecting morning cloud and a few showers, then becoming fine, with light winds.   It’s... Read More