Community garden grows

The idea for creating the  Mount Community Garden was conceived in 2011 by members of the Mount Maunganui Lions Club. A steering committee was appointed and enthusiastically set about the task. Leigh Pettigrew is an original member who has seen...... Read More

Art with a past

Two very different styles of art will soon call Tauranga’s The Art Lounge NZ home. Sarah Albisser and Anya Mowll both have different art styles, and their creations will be on display until January 4. Sarah’s collection ‘Line Complexity’...... Read More

Meeters and Greeters

Cruise ship season got underway with the arrival of the 108,865 tonne Golden Princess on October 10. Over 80 cruise ships and thousands of passengers are expected in to the Port of Tauranga over 70 days, with two or three cruise ships coming on the same...... Read More

Magical Maketu - A day away in the Bay

Magical Maketu is located on Okurei Point, just 20 minutes away from Bayfair. The Tauranga Eastern Link has pulled this coastal town closer to Tauranga, and along with it Newdicks Beach, which is on the south-eastern side of Okurei Point; and Little...... Read More

Jamie Harkins

Jamie Harkins has been painting Mount Maunganui street scenes at night, getting ready for an exhibition in February. But he’s not painting the main tourist tootle along Maunganui Road and around the beach roads.   Instead he’s slipped...... Read More

All aboard Pépi Toot

Lesley Smith loves trains. As a school girl, little Lesley Carroll, as her name was then, would gaze out the windows of her Mount Maunganui classroom and watch the wharf “goings-on”. The school was later moved from Totara Street, and Lesley’s...... Read More

Look and feel great

It’s important to feel comfortable in the skin you’re in – it’s the only one you’ll have. So if you get an odd rash or want something checked, Skin Dermatology can help. Head dermatologist Dr Ben Tallon has plenty of experience...... Read More

Future Machine infiltrates the city

  Wandering through the gardens at The Elms Te Papa Tauranga, one is suddenly aware of something new. Standing on the front lawn is a sculptural piece that appears to be concrete blocks stacked on top of each other. On closer inspection, it’s...... Read More

Tauranga Art Lovers

Pete Morris was climbing Mauao one day last summer when he met Dr James Su, a visiting cruise ship passenger. The doctor was admiring the view but was also keen to see Tauranga’s art. “His question to me was ‘where are the art galleries?’”...... Read More

Heather Anne Atkins

After coming out of brain tumour surgery, artist Heather Anne Atkins was told that she might be permanently blind. But it was through this hardship Heather picked up a paint brush began to make art. A pottery artist since the 1980s, Heather has had many...... Read More