Fresh food and family

A salad and herb growing business is more than just a way to make a living for the Miller family. Debbie and Malcolm Miller bought Liberty Growers seven years ago as a retirement plan, and a place for them to enjoy their gardening hobby. The one-hectare...... Read More

Snacks, social enterprise and a baby

I first met Nathan Little after he helped an Auckland mother and her children who became lost in a storm. He was pumping petrol at a local service station. Since then I know he’s helped set up a social enterprise that sells vegetables and visited...... Read More

Build your new lifestyle

Building with Signature Homes Bay of Plenty is an exciting and rewarding experience; their aim is to make it easy and enjoyable too. Whether you’re looking for a first family home, a holiday retreat, an investment property or somewhere to retire,...... Read More

The life and style of our local business owners

On any given day, across our city, you’ll find mums and dads, grandparents, sons, daughters, entrepreneurs and risk takers opening up their businesses for another day ‘on the job.’   Some have risked everything for their business,...... Read More

Tom Bradley

Sitting in an outside chair at his Papamoa home, with my eyes squinting nearly shut, I could faintly visualise what Tom Bradley was telling me. It was pre-lockdown and we were enjoying one of the many  sunny summer days. “I have this imaginary...... Read More

The life and style of our local business

Every day across Tauranga doors open, lights turn on, and smiles are placed on the faces of the many thousands of mums and dads, grandmas and grandads, sons, daughters, entrepreneurs and risk takers who own and run our many local businesses.  And...... Read More

Welcome Bay’s ‘Tina Turner’

Tina Turner bursting onto your  street to perform her greatest hits is a sure-fire way to break the mundanity  of lockdown. With nowhere to perform and no cars on the road, Tina Turner impersonator Tana Tapri decided the end of her Welcome...... Read More

Retro timeless fashion

My mother is moving house in early April, leaving behind her three-bedroom home in Bethlehem to go to a smaller two-bedroom townhouse at Bob Owens. After adjusting to realising that I too would be saying ‘goodbye’ to many wonderful family...... Read More

Creamy penne pasta and kale

Ingredients 200g penne pasta 1 Tbsp butter ½ red onion, cut finely 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped ½ glass white wine 3 Tbsp parmesan powder 200ml cream 1 Tbsp mild mustard 4 sundried tomatoes, chopped 1 bunch fresh small kale leaves Salt...... Read More

Celtic knots, wharaki and a dragon

I often find I need help interpreting the meanings behind the motifs, carvings, murals and artistic designs that appear around our city. Fortunately we are provided with information plinths that have helped turn our landscape into an outdoor museum...... Read More