Local News

Discovering an inner strength

  A Te Puke community hub wants to help Bay of Plenty women live in freedom, overcome trauma and discover their self-worth.   EmpowermentNZ... Read More

Wallabies knocking on the door

  It was the unmistakable silhouette of a wallaby that excited.   A Facebook post of an about-to-be-deceased wallaby as it leapt across... Read More

GirlBoss making moves in Tauranga

  She’s met the Queen, flown with NASA, spoken at more than 50 events in New Zealand and overseas and founded New Zealand’s largest... Read More

Riding a new wave

  It’s an untitled, home-grown movie – at this moment a no budget movie, with a cast of stars in their own right and supported by an... Read More

No fair suck of the sav

  The traditional Cumberland sausages, Lancashire black pudding and pork pies have disappeared from Tauranga’s main street… just as... Read More

‘Please help fix my face’

  Ashleigh Fenn would kill for a Subway – a six inch meatball marinara or a sweet onion chicken teriyaki.   “I wouldn’t... Read More

Don’t lie to the smoking lady

“They don’t need some smug, holier than thou type, telling them why they should quit.” But they do need Candy Blackwell because she’s... Read More

Need for navigators

  The Blue Light navigator programme is urgently seeking volunteers to help youth learn to drive.   The pilot programme has 43 students... Read More