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


Best care for your little ones

A local early learning centre is continuing to provide rich learning experiences for children in the Tauranga community. Having just celebrated their first birthday, Elm Tree Early Learning Centre has the best care and the latest learning for children... 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

Health & Beauty

Look good and feel great

Sometimes some of the less desirable effects of facial ageing prevent us from looking as good as we feel. In fact, sometimes they can give the casual observer a completely wrong impression of us. A furrowed brow and downturned mouth can look make us... 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


New season curtain and blind designs

When it comes to building and renovating, one of the decisions homeowners face is choosing which curtains and blinds best match the look they're going for. Tony Baker of BOP Curtains and Blinds helps homeowners become inspired by their beautiful... Read More


Experience a DC3 classic scenic flight

Air Chathams and Classic Flyers are bringing you a unique experience and an adventure of a lifetime flying in a 1945 Douglas DC3. This aircraft is a true blue Kiwi, having served with the Royal NZ Airforce, National Airways Corporation, and even an aerial... Read More


Relief work in early childhood centres

Until there is a time when nobody is ever sick, has sick family members, takes holidays, attends training courses or permanent staff don't leave, there will be a need for registered reliever teachers and unregistered relievers to help fill those... Read More


Make a splash in your Barrier Reef pool

Barrier Reef pools have been imported to New Zealand by Andrew and Jocelyn McGilllivray of Tauranga since 2009. The Barrier Reef pool brand is sold and installed throughout New Zealand by retailers who appreciate the great reputation, fabulous designs... Read More


Getting a head start on business degree

When former Aquinas College pupil Jake Hoffart went to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology to find out about studying business, he thought he wouldn't be starting his studies for nearly two years. Just 15 years old at the time, he was shocked to... Read More


Real estate as it should be

Harcourts real estate agent Rachel Cole will work relentlessly and consistently to help you achieve your desired result. Rachel, who specialises in Papamoa real estate, has a genuine compassion for people, which is displayed through her trusting relationships... Read More


Mainstreet's potpourri of talent

  It's acclaimed as one of the slickest boutique shopping strips in the country. It's our own Mount Mainstreet. Now add another dynamic to the sun, the shops, the eateries, the beaches and scenery – that's the emerging songwriters,... Read More


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