Local News

Health hurdles won’t stop him TRY

When he's running down to the finish-line, all nine-year-old Finley McIntosh will be thinking about is going faster and the relief he'll feel in a racing moment's... Read More

Musings of the grand old man

Gavin Knight's personal Santa story sounds as fanciful as the legend of the fat, bearded bloke in the red suit itself. Consider this. Gavin's been a Santa every... Read More

Get your pets in their beachwear!

Western Bay of Plenty's much-loved annual Wander Dog series is this summer offering three walks around the district and a Doggy Day Out party, where pets are... Read More

Vollies, food and funds wanted!

St Peters in the City is once again in the thick of organising its free annual Christmas dinner for the community - and needs volunteers, food donations and funds... Read More

Shepherding an eco-friendly tree option

He's a heavy diesel mechanic by trade and a 'Tree Shepherd' come tinsel time when the bells ring out for Christmas. For Steven Chinnery-Brown and his wife Kaitlin,... Read More

Living seawall for Tauranga’s waterfront

A new 'living seawall' that will attract marine plants and animals to the waterfront along The Strand in Tauranga City is under construction. The seawall will... Read More

Celebrate our vibrant disability community

Tauranga City Council is shining a spotlight on the incredible talents within the local disability community at this year's celebration of the International Day... Read More

Lighting up SH2 for Christmas

Tauranga City Council is 'committed” to having the Wairoa Cycleway ready before Christmas -meaning the traffic lights cutting across State highway 2 at Carmichael... Read More

Where manual labour helps mental health…

The organisers of Katikati's MenzShed are hoping their new premises will attract locals back and see that the benefits extend well beyond the wooden projects. The... Read More

Tauranga’s Band with the Brass

A development brass band, established in the city six months ago, is having its first concert on December 3 - and everyone is welcome! Annabelle Stewart created... Read More

Giving a gift of groceries

In the spirit of giving back this holiday season, Curate Church is gearing up for the ninth year of its impactful annual initiative, the 'Gift of Groceries', and... Read More

Here comes Santa.....

This weekend heralds the beginning of Santa riding sleighs through towns in the Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga, greeting crowds before his big day of mahi on... Read More