New creative market steps up

It's steadily filling a gap left by the closure of the Cargo Shed Arts and Crafts Market. It's the new ZEE Market in the Community Hall at 169 Elizabeth Street, just before the Takitimu roundabout – a showcase for local artists, crafters... Read More

Passion for cycling from the heart

One person every 90 minutes will die from heart disease in New Zealand – that's more than 6000 Kiwis each year. This alarming statistic is one that the Heart Foundation and Sport Bay of Plenty want to reduce this Bike Month. The two not-for-profit... Read More

Piano, people and Pilot Bay

When I started wheeling a piano down to Pilot Bay, I didn't know I would meet hundreds of people, each with their own story. Like a magnet it draws individuals and groups to gather around, listen, play, chat and sometimes sing. Gareth Morgan came... Read More

Waitangi Day event at Mount Drury

Waitangi Day will be heralded in with a dawn service at Hopukiore (Mount Drury) to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on Tuesday. The dawn service on February 6 will start at 6.30am with a karakia by tangata whenua, followed by a community... Read More

Success for youth development team

The Tauranga Youth Development Team has enjoyed another summer of delivering successful youth events, including activities at the Under-19 Cricket World Cup and spreading its wings to include a Night Owl Cinema screening at Waihi Beach. The ‘100%... Read More

An important and earnest review

Tauranga Open Air Theatre's production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is the last local show of the summer, and shouldn't be missed. Everyone should see an Oscar Wilde play at least once in their life. His wit is a... Read More

Beach volleyball served up

Volleyball nets will take centre stage at Mount Maunganui's Main Beach this weekend as the country's up-and-coming stars in the making compete in the annual New Zealand Secondary School Beach Volleyball Championships. Around 150 teams, including... Read More

Coaxing a city into the saddle

With a little more confidence and “savvy-ness” Tauranga, the country's most car dependent city, could easily become part of the global, bicycle-friendly family that includes Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Strasbourg and Malmo in Sweden. Local... Read More

In a miniature New Zealand

It's a miniature world with every possible weather condition under the sun. From cloudy days to rain and thunder storms - it's the future of New Zealand. The exhibition Future Island is a very detailed story about New Zealand's past,... Read More

REVIEW: Taming of the Shrew

Choosing William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew was a bold and brave choice by our local talented thespians given the current Trump era and the ensuing controversy surrounding the value, or lack of it, shown towards women. A stirring start... Read More