Hitachi Sakura Festival Tour

If a 10-day Japanese festive and cultural experience to Hitachi and Tokyo sounds good, put April 2018 in your diary. The trip is open to residents of Tauranga and surrounding areas, and this unique tour will showcase Tauranga's sister city Hitachi... Read More

Cooking up new ideas with free course

With a culinary career spanning 50 years Remy Zibung knows plenty about fine cuisine, but the 71-year old recently decided it was his computer skills that needed spicing up. After a chance encounter with a fellow chef who was studying the NZ Certificate... Read More

Saying “I quit” before “I do”

In the lead up to the big day, most brides-to-be will agree that looking their best in a wedding dress is a top priority. But for Bay of Plenty bride Ashleigh Nichols, her priority was to be smoke free. “I made the decision to quit after smoking... Read More

Making a difference your way

Many of us are regularly asked to donate to charities, community groups and individuals. At times the number of daily requests through advertising, emails and letters can be overwhelming. They all sound worthy, so how do you choose? It is important that... Read More

Job opportunities

The face of the skilled trades industry is transforming. There's more technology, better wages, rising numbers of women joining the industry and more training offered to create plenty of opportunities for the skilled tradie. In fact, there are... Read More

Tech skills to get started

Saunoa Pau has gone from someone who worried about her grades to excelling at Business Administration and Technology. The 24-year old is now in her second semester of business administration study at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, and her work is... Read More

A slice of golfing heaven

It's a picture postcard golf setting – listen to the waves lapping on Omanu. A well-struck 5-iron could be landed on the beach from the first tee. This is the Mount Maunganui Golf Club – a golfing haven set against the backdrop of Mauao. “It's... Read More

Getting it done right

CJ Design Solutions is a Tauranga painting company with a hands-on approach to make sure every stroke is just right in your home. Locally owned and operated, CJ Design Solutions offers high-end residential painting for Tauranga locals. With 27 years... Read More

A feast of fun in East Papamoa

It's Golden Sands School's key fundraiser for 2017 - the Papamoa East school's annual fun, run and walk on Saturday, 28 October, from 8.45am until 2.30pm. The event, featuring a 10km and 5km fun run and walk and a kids' dash,... Read More

Exciting new tech on offer at Toi Ohomai

Information technology students at Toi Ohomai are getting a taste of the future, using exciting new technologies like virtual and augmented reality, 360 video and robotics. Tutor Jacob Van Silfhout has been instrumental in introducing new technologies... Read More