Softening tone to rural real estate

There were 13 fewer farm sales for the three months ended June 2017 than for the three months ended June 2016 according to data released by the Real Estate Institute of NZ. Overall, there were 459 farm sales in the three months ended June 2017, compared... Read More


Soup to warm and heal

Cold nights filled with runny noses and chesty coughs call for warming and delicious soups. This recipe not only pleases the taste buds, but is a nutrient powerhouse, offering up a number of anti-inflammatory spices and vegetables, helping you to fight... Read More


Decimal currency celebrates 50 years

The 50th anniversary of decimal currency adoption in New Zealand was celebrated this month. Fifty years ago, NZ was a country where cash was the only way to pay and the conversion from pence to cents heralded a time of independence and change. Catchy... Read More

Health & Beauty

Raising awareness about hearing loss

Raising awareness about noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace is the aim of the ‘Silent Leadership Challenge' on August 4. The National Foundation for the Deaf is calling for registrations for its annual online fundraising event. Noise-induced... Read More


Finding their feet in the world of media

It's amazing what goes into making a 30-second video. Media studies students Libby Brooker, Jamie Emmerson, Trey Farmer and Daniel Cox at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology could tell you a few tales about that. The quartet have just completed... Read More


Invest in the best

If you're looking for a way to add space to your home, or to protect yourself, your car, or your family from the elements, Shades Direct can help. Strong and streamlined in looks, the modern profile of the Outsider Awning is an asset to any home... Read More


Tauranga is top for women’s football

It's never been a better time to be a female footballer in Tauranga. That's because the Tauranga City United Bay SportsMed Ladies squad has had an almost-unbeaten season this year, which could see them progressing to the top-tier Northern... Read More


Pet of the Week - Bree

Hi, my name is Bree. I am such a loving girl and very affectionate! I absolutely love attention and will smooch until the sun comes down. I am very playful, I love chasing things and will run excitedly. I try to run out of the door to explore so make... Read More


Bay of Plenty’s ‘Hug a Pug’ Day

The Bay of Plenty Pug Club, a Facebook group for pug owners in the Bay of Plenty, is holding a ‘Hug a Pug' fundraiser to raise money for NZ Pug Rescue. The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, July 8 at the Zee Market, Elizabeth St, Tauranga.... Read More

Kids Corner

The perfect school holiday entertainment

The annual Tauranga Festival of Performing Arts will be held at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre from July 7-15 throughout the first week of the school holidays from 9am to 9pm every day. Nine hundred competitors from all over New Zealand participate... Read More

Health & Beauty

Not just another iPad

It's a small, simple but effective tool in improving the management of type 1 diabetes and improving the understanding and lives of young people living with the chronic condition. The tool is an iPad. And one has just been donated to the children's... Read More


A fight for better pay

Local teacher aides will be voting on a new collective employment agreement over the next few weeks that will kick-start pay equity talks in the school support sector. The New Zealand Educational Institute has been in negotiations with the Ministry of... Read More


Get bouncing these school holidays

Dialled Indoor Tramp Park is the latest and greatest form of entertainment in Tauranga. The park has had a complete re-build and is now three times the size that it was before. Dialled Indoor Tramp Park provide the bounciest trampolines with a huge variety... Read More

Health & Beauty

Hospital not the best place for elderly

Tauranga Hospital clinicians are advising elderly people to stay away from the hospital if at all possible this winter – not because they don't want them to get well, but because they want them to stay well. “The medical world has realised... Read More


Modern merino fashion all year round

I Love Merino is located in Mount Maunganui in the sunny Bay of Plenty, selling a wide range of merino products, including men's, women's, footwear, and possum merino. The company specialises in modern merino fashion and is the leading merino... Read More


Bay to see 14,000 kiwifruit jobs by 2030

A new report shows kiwifruit's contribution to New Zealand GDP is set to increase from $2.6 billion in 2015/16 to $6.14 billion in 2030, with an additional 29,000 New Zealand jobs driven by the new cultivar Zespri SunGold. The report from the University... Read More


Generous future ahead for local honey family

A generous spirit, a passion for beekeeping and strong family bonds put the Mossop family firmly on the path to success for this generation and the next. Celebrating 70 years of family operation this year, the Mossops have taken stock of their business... Read More


Leave your landscaping work to Glenn

Retaining Wall Construction is your one-stop business for all landscape building project needs – now owner Glenn Ford is branching out to excavation and digger work. He can build all outdoor projects – retaining walls, decks, fences –... Read More


Fold-away beds and kitchenettes galore

Tiltaway Beds and MiniKitchens NZ are Tauranga companies that operate nationally. They specialise in high-quality space-saving products and have a factory shop in Mount Maunganui, as well as a retail store in Auckland. Tiltaway Beds has been in business... Read More


A fluffy bunny for your family

Hi, my name is Cosmo. I am a gorgeous-looking boy. It is unclear how old I am, but I would be a young adult, around a year old. I was found in December 2016, frolicking around exploring the wild. I am learning that humans are friendly, so will become... Read More