Capturing the Bay's beauty

Whether it's the iconic waterfall at McLaren Falls Park or the sparkling of the glow worms at night-time – Tourism Bay of Plenty wants to see your creative snapshots showcasing the natural attraction these school holidays. The Bay of Plenty... Read More

Harbour clean-up

The seabed and beaches of Tauranga Harbour are in line for a spruce-up next Sunday, October 2. The region's divers are planning an underwater spring clean of Pilot Bay, thanks to the support of several clubs and organisations. Gwyn Brown of Tauranga... Read More

One pot, two pot, big pot...

One pot, two pots, big pots, small pots – Grower Direct now has the “biggest range of some of the biggest pots you'll ever see” at their Te Puna store with the launch of a new business. Pots Direct is a direct importing company... Read More

A needless and senseless loss

“I used to sit beside him on the rocks in the sun and watch the waves roll in. He was a little cruiser.” Now Julie Graham's little mate has gone – tragically and needlessly taken. “It is just so, so sad and really hard to... Read More

Healthy queens for hive survival

New Zealand honey bee population is growing, despite the fact queen problems are at the heart of bee health issues. The Ministry for Primary Industries and the beekeeping industry have released findings of the inaugural NZ Colony Loss and Survival Survey... Read More

Bay youth takes on the Beehive

“Bottles don't belong in gutters,” says Tauranga teenager Jake Hoffart. “I spend a lot of time outdoors and I constantly see cans and bottles littering our beaches and parks and lying in streets – it's pretty ridiculous.” This... Read More

Your say on coastal erosion

Western Bay of Plenty residents will get their chance to decide what gets top priority for erosion protection between private property, community infrastructure or cultural/historical sites. The first stage in the development of a 30-year Western Bay... Read More

REVIEW: 'Twas the fight...

After watching Detour Theatre's final show of the year ‘'Twas the Fight before Christmas' I have been left feeling supremely grateful for my own whanau. Penned by Tauranga playwright Devon Williamson, it's a comedic tale... Read More

Let’s talk trash

If your trash could talk, what would it say? The trash in Hannah Drew's 30-second videos is telling us a very important message. In one 30-second stop-motion video, a discarded can of soft drink receives help from animated litter which helps the... Read More

Changing the world we live in

Learning about global communities is much more than an abstract concept for students at Omokoroa Point School. For the past nine years the school has been sponsoring a student on the other side of the world – Chiyambi from Mikolongwe, Malawi. Chiyambi... Read More