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

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

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

HeART of the community

“This is a dream project for me, being able to connect with locals, the community, people. It's the heart of what I do,” says acclaimed artist Graham ‘Mr G' Hoete. The Tauranga Moana artist, of Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngāti... Read More

Market to celebrate 14th birthday

This month the Tauranga Farmers' Market is having its 14th birthday, and to celebrate they have six birthday hampers full of fresh produce from stallholders up for grabs. Tickets to be in the draw to win the hampers are $2 each and will be sold... Read More

Man and the message

“Who the hell is it?” ‘Who' is a bearded face, concrete strong features and steely fixed stare, which is manifesting through a matrix fashioned on a blue three-storeyed wall in a service lane behind Grey St. “Wonder what... Read More

When Raewyn entertained Vera

It was the day the Tauranga hairdresser sang for the forces' sweetheart herself. “Vera just asked me if I knew any of her songs,” says Raewyn Fairweather. “And I told her: ‘Of course I do'.” To prove the point... Read More

Mia’s lesson to us all

The day after Mia did a bunk, a low pressure system descended over our work pod. The mood became distinctly grey, heavy and cheerless. It was like there had been a death. Mia is about two handfuls of white fluff – a choodle, a chihuahua-poodle... Read More

The pride of the Lions

It's why Lions are Lions. To serve. It's why Neil Clarke is a Lion. “Been a Lion since 1955,” the Mount Maunganui man says proudly. “I was one of 22 foundation members of the country's very first Lions Club in Auckland.” Now... Read More

A visual flying feast

Next weekend lining up at the pars at McLaren Falls' disc golf course could get a little squishy – with the country's keenest disc golfers flying into town for an extreme tournament. The Tauranga Disc Golf Association's 66 Xtreme... Read More