Still loving the land at 92!

My grandad is 92 years old and he’s still got farming fever. Yes, you read that right. As a hearty nonagenarian, Geoff Le Gallais is still fattening and finishing beef cattle at his Tauriko farm. As long as the grass keeps growing, he has no...... Read More

The wisdom of organic gardening

From pharmacist to fashion designer, Brenda Donald has worn many hats, but it’s a passion for the land that’s taken her into organic farming. As former owner of Central Parade Pharmacy, her focus on human health also aligned well with her...... Read More

Experience Mauao through adventure

There are many ways to experience Mount Maunganui’s most prominent land mark. Some walk the winding trails up its face or wander through the shade-filled paths below. Many swim underneath its shadow, or circle above in planes or helicopters;...... Read More

Six easy ways to add value to your home

Article courtesy of Loan Market   For many Kiwis, weeks spent in lockdown staring at the same four walls has highlighted an urgent need for a refresh. The arrival of spring is the perfect time to crack on with sprucing up your home. Here we...... Read More

Bountiful books

The Harringtons were looking forward to retiring to Tauranga, but they weren’t expecting to get bored. But instead of sitting idle, they set out to share their passion for books. In 2014, Tony and Rhonda Harrington started a business - Harrington...... Read More

Hair comes summer

With warmer weather around the corner, this is the perfect time to address “what lies beneath” before we put away our winter woolies and haul out bikinis and shorts. In other words, it is time to declare war on every hair follicle that...... Read More


Nestled on a laneway in downtown Tauranga is an unassuming gallery that could easily be mistaken as street art on a wall. Hiding behind the distinct black and white geometric painting is a bright, light space with walls adorned with perfectly placed...... Read More

Growing up on Summer Hill farm

I remember sitting at the dinner table as a young girl during mid-September; a steaming roast lamb before me and my father angling the carving knife just right to get the perfect slice of meat. I would try to drone out the calls of the lambs that surrounded...... Read More

Heights, wine and kai

A weekend away in Napier for our 10th anniversary seemed like the perfect place to celebrate, seeing as we hadn’t been there since before we got married. The trip from Tauranga is really easy, with great sights along the way. Driving past the...... Read More


Renewing wedding vows steampunk style makes perfect sense in this uncertain world, where upcycling and repurposing is all part of adjusting to the turns in life.  Mick and Lindsey Morgan are just one of the six couples renewing their wedding vows...... Read More