Family thankful for hospice

Craig Wilson's wife Kat was diagnosed with terminal metastatic melanoma in late 2014. The brave husband shares his story as part of Waipuna Hospice's Shorts4Waipuna campaign, which aims to raise much-needed funds for the hospice. When the... Read More

Riding for Edgecumbe

If you see hundreds of motorcycle riders cruising towards Edgecumbe this Sunday, make sure to give them a toot or a wave. They'll be part of the S.O.S Edgecumbe Charity Ride, organised by local motorcycle club Tauranga Weekend Riders. Their goal:... Read More

A smile and a sail to remember

His big grin gleamed from the newspaper. The cheeky face of Hamish Rieger, a young man who sailed with Nic Charrington, the first mate, second in command on the Spirit of Adventure sail training ship for teens. “I thought, ‘Yeah I remember... Read More

Our very own bossy Izzy

“I am special. l am very special.” Thirteen-year-old Sophie Turner is special because she has succeeded – she has confronted some deeply challenging personal issues and blossomed on the national stage despite them. She has Tourette... Read More

Step out to get a story

It's about taking a step in someone else's shoes. And in the case of Red Cross' Maree Boyes and Tauranga mayor Greg Brownless, they're taking 10,000 steps a day to understand someone else's story. Maree and Greg have teamed... Read More

Buses, kids, Coke and Arthur

In the 1960s he pioneered the ‘The Auckland Trip' – a bus excursion offering his Tauranga schoolkids some exposure to the wonders of a big city. He and his bus trips opened little eyes and changed little lives. But now the man who drove... Read More

An end to violence to ambos?

St John Ambulance will be consulting before deciding how to distribute its new injection of money and manpower. The government has announced a new investment of $59.2 million to create 430 new emergency medical and paramedic roles. But it will happen... Read More

Hopping mad about bus changes

Angry parents are promising the Bay of Plenty Regional Council a fight over plans to remove the school buses next July and instead place students on the commuter Hopper buses. A mother of Tauranga Intermediate pupils says instead of her children embarking... Read More

Time to suit up

  Stars from The Flash, Teen Wolf, The 100 and more are expected in Tauranga this weekend for the city's first ever Armageddon Expo. New Zealand's biggest geek and entertainment event, Armageddon Expo, is coming to ASB Baypark Arena on... Read More

Lions hunting young blood

He's the Young Turk, the hired gun – and he's been called in to reverse a trend that's bedeviled service organisations worldwide. That's staying young and relevant. “The difficulty is the rules and structures that... Read More