Business

Live, laugh and look your best

Daylight saving is just a few weeks away so it's a great time to consider investing in some tried and tested cosmetic medicine treatments for the spring and summer social season. Sharon Melrose from Rejuvenation Cosmetic Medicine specialises in... Read More

Business

Free computing course helping Safetrack

Tauranga man Kevin Loney's Safetrack business is taking off in New Zealand and overseas, thanks in part to a free cloud computing course at Toi Ohomai. Safetrack provides personal alarm systems for lone workers and vulnerable people, wireless nurse... Read More

Business

Two great stores in one place

A mother-daughter duo has created a business that incorporates both their interests and creative talents to combine a most unique store. Whether you're after an unusual piece of art, traditional German Christmas ornaments, made-to- measure tableware... Read More

Business

Guaranteed quality in turf services

With flooring being one of the defining aspects of any space it's important to get it right the first time. The Carpet Couple, who are a part of Flooring First, are a family-owned and operated business with 23 years' experience in the industry... Read More

Business

Local pool builder wins top award

Local business Central Pools is celebrating after recently being named Compass Pools dealer of the year across Australia and New Zealand. In four years Central Pools has grown into one of Tauranga's leading pool companies – helped in part... Read More

Kids Corner

New antenatal classes proving popular

Strong demand for new antenatal classes planned for Tauranga has prompted organisers to open up new sessions before the classes even begin. The Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond classes are part of a suite of free education classes and groups being launched... Read More

Sport

Greerton Swim Club breaks records

Greerton Swim Club has several new records pending approval after taking part in a recent short course swim meet last weekend. Among them is young swimmer Caitlin Farrell who set her first record in the 100 metre 11-year-old girls' freestyle. She... Read More

Education

Young entrepreneurs shine

Young entrepreneurs have uncovered solutions to real life problems at this year's Young Innovator Awards. The Young Innovator Awards is a local awards programme for students in Tauranga/Western Bay of Plenty which is designed to promote innovation. Event... Read More

Homebase

Training for rural health

The call for a nationally-focused, multi-disciplinary approach to training rural health professionals is a sensible way to address the longer term health needs of rural communities, says the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. The network supports... Read More

Food

Search on for NZ's tastiest snarler

Judgement time is drawing nearer for butchers as the hunt is on for the nation's best tasting sausage. Sausage makers from all around New Zealand are perfecting their recipes and preparing to send entries into this year's Great New Zealand... Read More

Sport

Te Puke girls bring home bronze

The Te Puke High School girls' squash team returned from the national secondary school squash championships at the weekend with a bronze medal. Team members Iyra Stewart and Amy Horscroft were also selected to represent New Zealand at an upcoming... Read More

Homebase

Eight golds for Bay building companies

A number of building companies in the Western Bay of Plenty have been recognised this month for their entries in the Bay of Plenty/Central Plateau Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition. This year's Supreme Award went to... Read More

Business

Hairdressing superstars

It was a clean sweep for the Hair to Train team with four first places, three seconds, four thirds and four fourth place wins in the New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers' regional hairdressing competitions held recently at the Tauranga... Read More

Business

Toi Ohomai on hand to help students aim

If you've been thinking about what's next, a step up, or you've got a teenager who's contemplating their future, make sure you head down to the Canvas Tauranga Careers Showcase this Friday and Saturday. Industry experts from... Read More

Food

Chefs and farmers boost NZ food story

Chefs passionate about working with New Zealand beef and lamb are playing their part in showcasing New Zealand's unique food story through the nation's longest running culinary award programme. 2018 marks 22 years of the Beef and Lamb Excellence... Read More

Education

Changes to school funding system

Opinion on a replacement for the school decile system has been divided, with the primary teachers' union calling it “merely shifting the deckchairs on the Titanic” unless schools get more funding. The government has announced the decile... Read More

Business

You can be anything you want

The Canvas Careers Showcase is taking place at the ASB Baypark Arena from Friday, August 11 to Saturday, August 12. The showcase will give students and job seekers the chance to speak face-to-face with real people from businesses and tertiary institutions... Read More

Business

Supporting Money Week

"Record low interest rates mean that leaving money sitting in bank accounts will simply not grow the nest egg you need in retirement,” says New Zealand Shareholders Association chairman John Hawkins. The secret, he says, is to have a diverse range... Read More

Sport

New name causes creative stink

What's in a name? The quote from ‘Romeo and Juliet' suggests a name is just a label and doesn't create worth nor true meaning. A rose looks beautiful and smells sweet no matter what you call it. Synchronised swimming doesn't... Read More

Kids Corner

Latching on in the Bay

Breastfeeding mums from around the Bay have been ‘latching on' today to celebrate breastfeeding and the diverse ways we feed our children. The 13th annual Big Latch On, being held today and tomorrow, August 4-5, will see thousands of Kiwi... Read More