Local News

Koha tests the waters

Tauranga’s medical mission ship MV YWAM Koha returns to Tauranga harbour on Saturday following a successful tour of New Zealand. “It should... Read More

Purr-fect pet expo for RRR

Providing a safe haven for homeless and rescued animals is the focus of a pet expo and garage sale in Te Puke later this month. The RRR - Rescue, Revive,... Read More

Long game for the ultimate win

  Gracey Glover never expected a summer of fun with friends to end up with her being able to afford a home of her own.   Although she hoped... Read More

painting Tauranga’s stories

Urban wall artist Alex McLeod has completed nearly 20 murals around Tauranga, delighting the public with his marine and wildlife themes painted across... Read More

Domestic cats - best in show

Ginger, tortoiseshell, grey, white, long or short haired – the mere moggy in all its mix breed glory still gets a chance to win awards.   The... Read More

Diversity is the future

  A dinner discussing racism and how to combat it has showcased a variety of views from a diverse range of Tauranga’s people.   Four... Read More

Joel Shadbolt plays it forward

When music students at Papamoa College spent time focusing on performance this week, one of NZ’s leading musicians Joel Shadbolt came along too. As... Read More

Scouts clearing out the trash

  A scout group in Mount Maunganui is taking out the trash when it comes to littering, and putting residents on notice for their fly-tipping habits.   The... Read More

Sundog blues

  NZ’s Music Month is a good time to tune into local bands and musicians, staying ahead of the winter blues with a fresh dose of new as well... Read More

The lesser known Mount icon

  Hopukiore or Mount Drury is often the forgotten hill when compared to its famous counterpart Mauao, but one that offers a lot of history. Around... Read More

One man’s war on rubbish

  Des Watson is on a mission. A mission to keep New Zealand’s waterways clean and free of waste.   Des started his journey on January... Read More