Business owners’ doors are open for you

Let’s take a tour of Greerton starting at one of the most iconic Greerton stores, Greerton Furnishings.  Sitting on the corner of Chadwick and Greerton Roads this long-established furniture store boasts experienced interior design specialist...... Read More

It’s a family business

Lois Natta is rural stock through and through. The sales rep’ for the monthly Coast & Country newspaper and the annual edition of New Farm Dairies has been with the company since it started. She worked with Brian and Claire for eight years before...... Read More

Lioness club says goodbye

After 32 years of serving the community, Mount Maunganui and District Lioness Club members have reluctantly decided to call it quits. Former president Christine Potter says the female-only group is closing after ongoing pressure to change from Lions...... Read More

Tauranga’s Glow Up queen

For those who have not heard of the social media phenomenon #glowup, which seems to be taking over the world, it’s time  to get your glow on. Alyshia Jones, 25 from Tauranga is one of many talented Kiwis who have spent hundreds of hours...... Read More

Best NZ short film stars Papamoa actress

Papamoa Primary School pupil  Skyler Sylvester was only eight when she auditioned for and acted as the lead in ‘Oranges and Lemons’ a short film that has beaten out 77 other films to take top prize in the New Zealand International  Film...... Read More

Karyl’s Mount  Mainstreet magic

Mount Mainstreet has plenty of magic and vibrancy with destination shopping and treasures that can only be found in this seaside town. A new rising star nestled in close to the popular Ours Cafe is Karyl Gunn-Thomas’s ‘Enchanted Pre-Loved...... Read More

Facial preservation

It’s time to think about you, to do something that will make you feel more confident and put an added bounce to your step. Although it’s a privilege to age, some of the less desirable effects of facial ageing prevent us from looking as...... Read More

Selling sauerkraut

Jim Pringle’s fermented foods business was born out of a desire to improve the health of New Zealanders. It’s not often a married couple in their 80s start a food production business, but that is exactly what Jim and Margaret Pringle did...... Read More

Looking for a wall

Faye Suzannah is looking for walls.  And wall owners. The Tauranga-based mural artist, who came from the UK in November with her Kiwi partner and their two-year-old daughter, is keen to put colour onto backyard walls, buildings, garden and business...... Read More

Buy Local Taste Tauranga

We all know that spending locally saves local businesses and during August you’ll discover the sweet taste of buying local if you attend any of the Taste Tauranga Festival events on in the city centre. For the third year running this ‘feastival’,...... Read More