The art of the cordwainer

Nick Eggleston jokes that he has ‘ish-shoes’ about his shoes. I try not to smile so gaze past him at one of his paintings. It’s an amusing shoebill with a sock monkey. I can’t help it, I’m laughing. The charming eccentric...... Read More

Unearthed treasures

Hidden away in Tauranga Library’s archives are some interesting items that tell stories about early Tauranga. Some of these relate to the women who have lived in Tauranga since the Suffrage petition was signed 125 years ago. Librarian Stephanie...... Read More

Memories of Gallipoli

A unique personal collection of autographs, notes, cartoons and poems penned by soldiers from the Gallipoli campaign has been launched at the Mount Maunganui RSA. Crafted into a book with the assistance of Kate McCarthy, a personal historian with Forget-Me-Not...... Read More

The Strange Caravan Tour

The mysterious Congress of Animals collective are heading to Tauranga to play at Totara Street on November 29 as part of a nationwide tour. The Strange Caravan Tour features five legendary Wellington musicians and songwriters who will be backing each...... Read More

Bret McKenzie - Bass guitarist

Bret McKenzie is looking forward to the upcoming tour with Congress of Animals. “It’s not only because we’re friends, but a big part is just wanting to tour New Zealand and do some songs,” says Bret. “And then I’m...... Read More

Luiz Vasconcelos - Dog whisperer

Luiz Vasconcelos has trained more than 3000 dogs of different breeds. His extensive experience over more than 10 years includes learning advanced dog training methodologies with SWAT Police and completing courses with the best trainers in the world. He...... Read More

Telling our story in stitches

Members of the Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild have been working on a historical tapestry of Tauranga. Part of a national project called A History in Stitch, the tapestry is one of 120 regional, one-metre wide panels outlining the history of New...... Read More

Easy living in summer

Summer is heading to the Bay, and for Kiwis that means less time inside and more time outside soaking up the sun and enjoying New Zealand’s beautiful sunshine. More time outdoors means updating your outdoor furniture, and Contemporary Classics’...... Read More

The Long Lunch

The queen of garden shows herself, the Hon. Maggie Barry, will be hosting The Long Lunch. Held on the fourth and final day of the Garden and Art Festival, at Mills Reef Winery, The Long Lunch will be an enjoyable and relaxed afternoon celebration. Wonderfully...... Read More

Floral art global superstar

Francine Thomas’ talent for floral design has taken her around the globe. “I never imagined that floral art would take me where it has,” says Francine. “I represented New Zealand in Dublin at the World Flower Shower four years...... Read More