A bit of colour this month

A colourful reminder about this month's motorcycle awareness campaign arrived unexpectedly in the newsroom last week. The yellow motorcycle helmet was paid for by ACC and is a reminder to road users that motorbikes can appear unexpectedly and to... Read More

Pyes Pa pupils auctioning art

A class of Pyes Pa School pupils is fundraising in a unique way by putting the kids' own artwork under the hammer. Room 7 teacher Brendon Oats says the plan is to use the money raised for an end of year trip – either surfing or indoor rock-climbing,... Read More

Mural brings kindy closer

It started with a mat-time story about a whale and her baby and turned into three elaborate murals for the Community Kindy in Welcome Bay. Community Kindy The Bay had three murals designed by Auckland mural and graffiti artist Jonny 4 higher, which was... Read More

A place to belong

We all want somewhere to belong and the youth of Te Puke are no exception. After conducting a youth survey in Te Puke via their charitable trust, The Vector Group, Stephen and Tracey Fawcett have set up ‘The Loft' on Jellicoe St. Housed,... Read More

No Fawlty Towers at Greenpark

Sometimes simple things done well work. And if that's the mantra of maitre d' Ben Brock at The Ruapehu, a new pop-up eatery out in Tauranga's burbs, then it is working. And working well. Just two options for starters, mains and desert... Read More

Easter Sunday trading

Public consultation on whether Tauranga will join its neighbours and introduce Sunday trading at Easter begins today. The public consultation period runs from September 22 to October 22. Consultation documents, submission forms and copies of the draft... Read More

Pedal power in Papamoa

Bicycles may outnumber cars in central Papamoa on Sunday as up to 500 cyclists come out for the annual Pedal Papamoa event. The free family-friendly ride leaves from the Papamoa Plaza at 10am and will follow the off-road stormwater trail to Evans Rd. There... Read More

Boycott cinema, says advocate

A local disability advocate is calling for a boycott of Event Cinemas Tauranga by people with disabilities until it can provide adequate seating for wheelchair patrons and their companions. Tauranga couple Merle and Dion Seeling approached The Weekend... Read More

Busting it out for a cause

Underwear will be centre stage at the Waihi Beach Community Centre on September 30 for the annual Arty Bra Show fundraiser. The event has been running for the past eight years and supports a different local charity each year. This year proceeds will... Read More

Cliff Road back in contention

Cliff Rd as a possible museum site will have to receive the same levels of consideration as the central city site, Tauranga City councillors have been told. The old netball courts on Cliff Rd were first offered to the Tauranga Moana Museum Trust after... Read More