Clarion call for a new trumpet

“I cannot explain in words how much it means to me.” A passionate, gifted 16-year-old expressing her connection with music, with her trumpet. “I love that amazing, freeing feeling of playing,” says Year 12 Mount Maunganui College... Read More

Sustainable Art wows audience

Trash to fashion, upcycled junk, photography and short movies – artistic ways for dealing with waste came to the fore again this weekend in Tauranga. Ninety-five entries from nine schools in the Western Bay of Plenty, ICONZ and a few adult entries... Read More

No strangers to success

Being the best at something is a good feeling. Winning is even better. But Amy and Liam Duncanson have done that and more – 41 times more. Yes, the Tauranga brother and sister team won 41 first place awards at the recent NZ Open One Dance Championships,... Read More

Music students take the stage

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology music students are putting on a public concert next week, giving people the chance to see what the next generation of Bay musos can do. Derrin Richards is one of the mature students on the course and will be performing... Read More

Selwyn Ridge ‘the place to bee'

Gone are the days when school fairs were all about fundraising for the school and bobbing for apples. While fund-raising is still on the agenda, Selwyn Ridge School's upcoming Mid-Winter Christmas Fair on July 1 is an opportunity to celebrate culture,... Read More

Banksy’s legacy to Tauranga

The paradox was taking street art into what's often considered to be the exclusive and rarified environment of a traditional art gallery. “And breaking down those barriers and knocking down the walls so to speak,” says Karl Chitham,... Read More

Kick-off on Tauranga waterfront

Tauranga fans can clamber into the boiling cauldron of Lions and All Black rugby free of charge on Saturday night. Tauranga City Council has organised a fanzone on the Tauranga CBD waterfront where people can enjoy a free live broadcast of the sold-out... Read More

Greerton’s grassroots programmers

It's fun, it's practical and it's educational.“So it'll stand you in good stead,” says Carolyne Taylor, who is Greerton Library's learning centre tutor. “But even if it doesn't, it's a useful... Read More

Life, lungs and family

Te Ariki Berryman, 12, has good news and sad news. A student at Otumoetai Intermediate, and past delivery boy for The Weekend Sun, Te Ariki has also been training and competing for three years in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, achieving yellow belt two stripes... Read More

Rethinking the Bay’s housing

If you're interested in tiny homes, affordable housing, simple living, building community or just hanging out with cool people, then set aside Thursday, June 22 from 7pm. Along with four inspiring and creative short films about alternative living,... Read More