Local News

Unhoppy kindy comforted by community

It is a case of bad boys and a missing bunny. Staff at Otumoetai Kindergarten were shocked to discover that one of its newborn rabbits was missing and... Read More

The boredom busting business

Many businesses are doing it tough with COVID-19 limiting trade, but others are seeing a boon.  It seems people are keeping it old school by buying... Read More

Kia ora and other expressions

  One of the simplest yet most powerful expressions for any Kiwi to learn during Maori Language Week if they don’t already know it is ‘kia... Read More

Bus lane a bugbear for residents

  A Hairini resident would like to see the Hairini Street bus lane be dual use for residents outside of peak hours.   The bus lane at the... Read More

Teens on a te reo quest

  What is the Maori word for visitors?   This is one of dozens of questions you will find the answer to in Kiwi Quest, a new board game... Read More

The green, futuristic village

  Plans to set up worm farms and green waste composting has seen a new Mount Maunganui retirement village receive a $10,873 grant from the Tauranga... Read More

The right chemistry

  Aquinas College has won first place over 11 other Bay of Plenty and Waikato schools at a chemistry competition held at the University of Waikato.   The... Read More

Angie Warren-Clark sets fresh goals

  After three years as a Labour List MP, Angie Warren-Clark is pleased she has been able to see some goals achieved and is looking to pursue more.   “One... Read More

Mojo found for family tribute

  His brother and both parents have died of pancreatic cancer in the past eight years.   Now Andy Kirk is lacing up the running shoes and... Read More

Finding the right words

  Everyone has moments where the word you want to say is on the tip of your tongue but it won’t come out.   For people living with... Read More

Little birds make a big comeback

  In the lead up to the titipounamu/rifleman’s nesting season, it’s not uncommon to find Barry Pethybridge in the Aongatete forest... Read More

Pounding the pavement

  A Mount woman’s mission is a bit like The Proclaimers song ‘500 miles’ except she’ll be running.   Deb Gee has... Read More