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Packing Christmas this Saturday

More than 2000 volunteers in 12 locations across New Zealand are expected to pack a record 32,000 Christmas Boxes for Kiwi families in need this Saturday, December... Read More

Celebrate Christmas and culture on the waterfront

A vibrant mix of cultures and harmony will come together this Sunday for Christmas Carols on the Waterfront. On Sunday, December 3, the Christmas Carol event... Read More

NZ Festival of Squash about to land in Tauranga

Hundreds of the world's best squash athletes have begun descending on Tauranga for an action-packed few weeks of squash. The New Zealand Festival of Squash will... Read More

Classic car convoy for annual toy run

Bay of Plenty car clubs will join forces this afternoon to collect toys and donations for local charities ahead of Christmas. Plus, the event doubles as an opportunity... Read More

Bay Baseball players get the chance of a lifetime

Two Tauranga baseball-mad teens are being pitched the opportunity of a lifetime this month - and right here at their home base in Pāpāmoa. Baseball New... Read More

‘It’s everything’: Aviation magic

She's been saving up for years, sometimes working three jobs at a time - all for a chance to touch the sky! For bright-eyed 20-year-old Abi Carter, she's... Read More

Reggae with a Rastafari message

People tell me I take music too seriously; who am I to argue? Someone has to. This week the wit and intelligence of Kim Hill disappeared from radio - thanks... Read More

Existing inside the roadworks

The lights for the Christmas Trail should be going up on the shop front. But there's no point. It won't happen this year. Business should be building in the... Read More

Still strong 72 years after The Orange…

While it wasn't love at first sight, Ted and Rona Thurgood must've done something right - because they're celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary. It was... Read More

Helping home the ‘1938’

Before they can restore it to all its former glory, they first need somewhere to house it! Te Puke Volunteer Fire Brigade is on a shed-building mission with... Read More

Webbing his way through the city

He wanted to be like his favourite superhero so badly when he was younger that he even fantasised about being bitten by a spider! Luckily, he steered clear... Read More

Making Christmas wishes come true

Christmas is nearly upon us, but for some the cupboards are bare and presents are just a dream. That's why the Salvation Army and Kmart are teaming up again... Read More