Surfing legend seeks new store

Derek Winter is a name known among many old school Mount Maunganui surfing circles. While his surname might suggest the opposite, he's all about everything to do with sun, surf and sand. He's something of a legend in the community, a whizz... Read More

Stuff to sell or close 28 print papers

Stuff is planning to sell or close some of its smaller community and rural papers. Chief executive Sinead Boucher says 28 mastheads will be affected as part of Stuff's strategy to grow its digital business. She says the company is still working... Read More

Former trustees differ on proposal

Former TECT trustees have come out both for and against the proposal to scrap the TECT cheque, while submissions on the proposal have exceeded 2000. In a letter distributed to TECT, Trustpower, and local media, former trustees Bruce Cronin, Michael Cooney,... Read More

Bay company provides aid relief in Tonga

A Tauranga-based company is the latest to provide aid to badly affected farming communities in Tonga, following the devastating impact of Cyclone Gita. Heilala Vanilla, which is based in Te Puna, partners with vanilla growers throughout Tonga, including... Read More

Help at the end of the rainbow

Coming out at 50 is no less terrifying than coming out as a teenager, says a Tauranga woman offering help and advice to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. With the support of Toi Ohomai, Kat Clark has established a Rainbow... Read More

A car yard, a grass verge or both?

They're impromptu car yards – pop-up car yards – and they're happening on grass verges at various strategic spots around town. They're the work of private car sellers seeking maximum exposure for their vehicles, with little... Read More

An alternative viewpoint to TECT

Trustpower will go directly to the public over the proposal to cancel the TECT cheque after TECT declined the local energy company's offer to participate in public drop-in information sessions. “Trustpower are opposing TECT's proposal... Read More

Community awards prize pool to increase

Community organisations will be able to share an increased prize pool when entries for the Trustpower Community Awards open next month. The Trustpower Community Awards recognise and reward the efforts of volunteers and first took place 25 years ago here... 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

Fraud victims to contact police

Police is appealing for information regarding failed agreements for the purchase or sale of motor vehicles. The appeal for information comes after the arrest of a man from Thames, Waikato on Wednesday.  The man is currently facing a number of dishonesty... Read More



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Hairy Maclary and his friends at dusk. Photo: Lynley Whitaker.

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