For the love of penguins

“I don't do this for the publicity. I only do it for the penguins.” Julia Graham, spearhead of the Western Bay Wildlife Trust, is unbelievably passionate about the fuzzy little blue penguins. So much so that when Rena hit the reef five... Read More

From Tauranga to Uganda

Isabel Betts has always wanted to help children in need. She has worked for a non-profit missionary organisation called Youth for a Mission for more than 30 years. But it wasn't until Isabel met a young woman in Uganda that she realised she was... Read More

Island in the sun

I dip my ‘winter-tanned' toes into the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, expecting to be shocked by a refreshing pinch of cool water – as we are accustomed to in New Zealand. Instead, the bath-like temperatures of the Samoan... Read More

Papamoa: Paradise found!

‘I'm so lucky to live in paradise' is something I've found myself saying increasingly over the past six months since I, like most of Auckland's population, made the shift back to Tauranga from the big smoke. But every now... Read More