Kiwi Can

As I sat in the hall at Otumoetai College, I couldn’t help but remember back to my first year there as a 13-year-old, sitting in assembly. A quiet introvert, involved in hockey, netball, and music, I had barely developed an opinion of my own,...... Read More

Making friends across the Pacific

The Anchor AIMS Games is all about making friends amongst the other teams, having fun and playing sport. This year there was an even stronger Pasifika component than before with students, coaches and parents travelling to Tauranga from the Cook Islands,...... Read More

Fixing foot pain

Do you suffer from foot pain that just won’t go away? Do you have bunions and think surgery is the only option? The team at Corrective Foot Solutions might have the answer. The clinic is a podiatry practice specialising in an effective and advanced...... Read More

Nature Needs Us

I was first introduced to the idea of conservation when I was an 11-year-old student at Otumoetai Intermediate. Our teacher Betty Bennett took our Form 1 class down the bank below the school to the boggy marsh area below and talked to us about what...... Read More

Making Kaiate Falls swimmable again

Crystal Jones is passionate about the future of the Kaiate Falls and surrounding streams. As one of the landowners in the area, she is determined to reduce the E.coli contamination in the streams feeding into the Kaiate Falls by fencing the streams...... Read More

Kim Westerskov

While talking with multi-award-winning wildlife photographer Kim Westerskov,  I realised most of his life has been  one big adventure. Attacked by an octopus, cuddled by a baby whale, and diving under Antarctic ice are only a few of the many...... Read More

Bumblebees have smelly feet

The only thing I’ve ever really learned  about bumblebees is that it’s impossible  for them to fly. According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way they can. Their wings are too small to get their little bodies off the...... Read More

3 homes in 10 years

You know you’re on to something good when you’re sad the process is over. Sarah and Robin Matthews have built three homes with Thorne Group and Sarah says she realised throughout the second home build how much she appreciated the care that...... Read More

Stubbins Garage

Tauranga father and son duo, Matt and Daniel Stubbins are planning to dress dapper and take to the road for their second year of participating in the Tauranga Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride. Held globally on the same day, thousands of finely-attired...... Read More

Hang on a minute, mate

People love what happens at Litt Park Theatre in Te Puke. In October, a couple of shows will be staged there as part of the Tauranga Arts Festival, and early next year Te Puke Repertory will be staging ten minute short plays submitted by budding and...... Read More