Exploring North America

Maree Webb. Having just returned from the east coast of America, I thought there was no better time than to share the travel delights of this area. My travels started in Washington DC, home to the President. This city was beautiful, with lots of green...... Read More

Relax and recharge

With aromatic smells and a warm and cosy vibe, Chapel Café is the perfect place to unwind from your busy day. Chapel Café has been a pillar in the Bay Central shopping centre for many years overlooking the stunning Waikareao Estuary. Owners...... Read More

Are you aware of your obligations?

Changes to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 came into effect this month. With a shift from just a warning to prosecution, it’s imperative businesses across New Zealand are aware of the impact. The Act...... Read More

Mind over matter

Quitting smoking is a personal journey and different for everyone. In Nancy Mikaere’s case it was for her own health and wellbeing. The 70-year-old Tauranga resident is living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, a lung disease where there...... Read More

Great jazz guitarist comes to the Bay

  An American guitarist named as one of “the 100 greatest guitarists of the 20th century” will perform at Tauranga’s Baycourt Addison Theatre on May 31 as part of the Jazz Gala 2018. Robben Ford, who features in Musician magazine’s...... Read More

Avoiding winter’s slips and trips

Do you wear the heel out on your right shoe first? Shane Barr from Shane Barr Shoe Repairs says it’s a strange phenomenon, but most people heel strike on the outside of their heels whilst walking. This leads to uneven, worn down heels. If you’ve...... Read More

Staying in contact on the water

In a boating emergency, you will need to know who to contact, and how. The best way to ensure that is to know the rules and regulations around using a maritime VHF radio. Any person operating a maritime VHF radio must hold, as a minimum requirement,...... Read More

Bringing back your smile

    The new owners of Tauranga Precision Dental are bringing all their expertise in denture care to the Tauranga public. Husband and wife team Michael and Angela Van Vliet bought Tauranga Precision Dental three months ago and are excited...... Read More

Appreciating unique beauty

With so many clinics offering cosmetic medicine treatments including facial muscle relaxants and dermal fillers, it’s difficult to choose which one to go to. “Cosmetic medicine practitioners who are experienced and have stood the test of...... Read More

Receiving a boost this winter

As winter settles in, Unichem Greerton pharmacist Michelle Barbour says now is the best time to think about your health and boost your immune system. Michelle encourages families to consider a flu injection and a course of Buccaline to protect against...... Read More