Tribute to a motor sport great

He was the first, and is currently the only New Zealander to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship, and it all started in an MG TF 1500 Denny Hulme bought to go hill-climb racing in the Papamoa Hills as a teenager. The car will be one... Read More

Museum and library decision looms

A steady stream of people has been dropping in to the museum and library info hub open days organised by Tauranga City Council. They include those who previously participated in the project and have popped in for an update, says city transformation general... Read More

Finding joy in colour

There's lots of laughter and heads bowed together in conversation. For some, there is intense concentration. For all, there is a love of colouring. This is the Tauranga Library's adult colouring club – a group that meets once a month... Read More

Teens take major kiwifruit award

Two Western Bay of Plenty teenagers have each scooped a $15,000 Zespri academic scholarship despite vastly differing levels of orchard experience. Katikati College head boy Fergus Chinnery has grown up with kiwifruit while Alex Tomkins ventured onto... Read More

Full time ranger wanted

The Western Bay Wildlife Trust is calling for a permanent ranger to be stationed near the Mount to protect wildlife in the area. A ranger needs to be available 24 hours at short notice and be trained in conservation, ecology and pest management, says... Read More

Action needed to reduce waste

New research has found that while New Zealanders have a positive attitude towards reducing food wastage, an eighth of the food we buy each week is wasted. The research, commissioned by RaboDirect New Zealand, found that despite 79 per cent of New Zealanders... Read More

School in session for diabetes

Zespri employees in Mount Maunganui left their desks this week to serve smoothies and science, cook porridge and play games alongside students from Arataki School. Their efforts were part of a five-day health promotion and type 2 diabetes prevention... Read More

Fire and ice heading for The Lakes

After two postponements due to rain, Tauranga Parents Centre is hoping for fine weather on Sunday for its Fire and Ice themed family walk around The Lakes in Tauriko. Walk the Lakes is the annual fundraising event for the organisation, which is a key... Read More

The birth of jazz in Tauranga

It started in the summer of 1963 with a 50-pound overdraft at the Soundshell in Memorial Park and 40 musicians playing for free. Fast-forward 55 years and what transpired that day has evolved into the Tauranga National Jazz Festival – synonymous... Read More

All-American cars come to town

Identical twin brothers Ray and Rob Sperling share more than just their looks. The Tauranga men are both big Mustang fans and will be sharing their love of the American muscle car at the Bay of Plenty Mustang Owners Club's annual All USA Day Car... Read More