Copper Poppa

As you walk up to Copper Poppa’s house, on a street nestled behind Ocean Beach road in Mount Maunganui, you’re greeted with a quirky smile from a recycled metal and timber face. In the corner is an old copper cylinder destined to be a water...... Read More

Marmalade Skies

Four-man band Marmalade Skies has a knack for turning everyday situations into catchy tunes. Sitting on the bus morphed into a song about breaking the back glass, and moving on to  new things. A friend having the misfortune of dropping their...... Read More

Diving on through

Learning how to dive and observe life underwater is a key part of the marine courses offered at Toi Ohomai Institute  of Technology. Despite an eight week pause on recreational activity from March to May and the country’s second hit of Alert...... Read More

No gym – no problem

The secret to success for one Tauranga start-up business is ‘keeping things simple’. While Marisha ‘Rish’ Wilson has joined the ranks of online gym trainers, you won’t find any glitzy gym backdrops in  her videos. Key...... Read More

Bigger and better – and back!

The Tauranga Home Show is back on October 16-18 and it’s shaping up to be a good one.  After a turbulent year, this exhibition is gearing up to be one of New Zealand’s few major retail events of 2020, with more than 300 exhibitors spread...... Read More

Breaking away from the flock

With rising awareness of the impact  of synthetic materials and chemicals in our living spaces, proactive customers are seeking out eco-friendly alternatives, including the fibres we use to keep our homes  warm and dry. Wool is a fantastic...... Read More

Build a dream home with Signature Homes

Signature Homes Tauranga & Bay of Plenty are your experts when it comes to building quality homes to suit all budgets and lifestyles. Whether you have an idea of your dream home planned out or you’re just starting your building journey, whether...... Read More

Show-stopping local success

The three local BOP founders of Show TV celebrating the company’s 15th birthday this September;  Philip Blomfield, Bridget Clarke, Darryl Clarke. It’s the biggest company of its kind  in Australasia, it’s been in business...... Read More

A focus on community

Builders regional manager Nathan Watkins, Homes of Hope CEO Hilary Price and building consultant Bryce Hickey signing the contract. When you look at building or buying  a home, you look for more than the finished product. You look at the community...... Read More

A focus on what’s real

New Zealand celebrity chef Nadia Lim is known for her delicious, healthy recipes and meal delivery boxes, and soon she’ll be coming to Tauranga to share her talent with the Bay of Plenty. She has always dreamed of working with food and found...... Read More