Growing great orchards

Southern Cross Horticulture is a family-owned operation that has been planting, growing and exporting kiwifruit for more than 40 years. Today, they are one of New Zealand’s largest and most successful orchard developers and growers of SunGold...... Read More

Helping tamariki fly

George McMillan with his garden windmill birds. Homes of Hope volunteers want to make a meaningful contribution and a difference in the lives of children who come to them from very hard places. Homes of Hope is a charity that is passionate about delivering...... Read More

Brookfield GP’s are back

Nigel and Helen Gregory, the owners of Brookfield Pharmacy, are looking forward with anticipation to the return of a medical centre in the Brookfield area. Twenty years ago, when the New World supermarket expanded its operation, Brookfield Medical...... Read More

Can-do attitude

  Josh O’Connell and Zane Flannagan.   No matter what your latest building project is, the team at Creative Build Group would love to help. “We are a team of two local builders who love our work and are equipped to provide...... Read More

Wonky Donkey at Baypark

  Worldwide number one bestselling author Craig Smith, aka the ‘Wonky Donkey Man’ will be performing at Trustpower Arena these school holidays!   Craig will be performing lovable tunes from his collection of bestselling books,...... Read More

The mark of a good celebrant

    The year 2020 was like no other but 2021 is here, and what is before us? “I am not absolutely sure, but my service as a funeral celebrant and director will always be as it has been,” says funeral celebrant Mike Savage. The...... Read More

Supporting your local bins

  2020 has been a year for the independent small business! Despite all the challenges that we’ve faced as a community, one big positive is the reignited passion to support local.   Tauranga Hire Bins’ owner Kieran Leigh has...... Read More

Time to get back into the garden

    Spring is well and truly upon us and it's a great time to get back into the garden and get it ready for the summer. Now is a good time to feed your plants, add compost to garden beds and most importantly mulch beds before the summer...... Read More

School holidays dog show

The family-friendly Chelsea Dog Show is coming back to Trustpower Baypark these school holidays. The kids will love to see Chelsea Marriner put her team of wonder dogs through their paces; performing an array of tricks from jumping through hoops, walking...... Read More

Bringing the shine back

If your stainless steel has lost its shine, it could be time for a buff and polish. Geoff Baker from Old 2 New Stainless is the man for the job. “We polish all types of stainless steel to make old stainless like new again,” he says. With...... Read More