City Life

The music man’s last hoorah

  The self-professed music man has one last show in him and it’s really only stairs getting in his way.   Brian Cotter has been an... Read More

Keeping an eye on things

  Papamoa has a strong claim to being the most neighbourly neighbourhood in the country.   More than 60 per cent of households are members... Read More

Solo parents face rental struggles

  Young single parents say they are struggling to secure rental properties in Tauranga because they don’t fit the traditional family mould... Read More

Church to rise in Golden Sands

  A church is aiming to be a community hub with a new $5 million building in one of Papmoa’s newest suburbs.   Golden Sands Baptist... Read More

The business of relaxation

Times are tense but one couple is rolling up their sleeves and turning relaxation into a recipe for success. Dave and Renee Agnew have literally got... Read More

Minding her own beeswax

  Sue MacDougall is sending a strong message about the importance of standing alone in her upcoming exhibition.   The Tauranga artist’s... Read More

Come have a go at sailing

For those who want to try their hand at radio-controlled model yacht racing, the place to be is behind Monterey Key in Papamoa, where Dusty Waddell and... Read More

Love is the easy part

  Given his bright eyes and bundles of energy, it is hard to believe Tauranga toddler Taika Macefield lives with a life-threatening heart defect.   So... Read More

Picking leaders for life

  Mt Maunganui lifeguard Fergus Reiger is one of 15 surf lifeguards from around New Zealand who have been selected for the prestigious BP Leaders... Read More

Outside the comfort zone

  Losing a job is ‘terrifying’ and ‘exciting’ at the same time, says Tauranga recruitment specialist Bernadette Ryan-Hopkins.   The... Read More

A big Little accomplishment

John Little still stands tall like the homes he has built around Tauranga. And like those buildings he will live past the 100-year milestone he has just... Read More

Stupid robots take on the world

  As I arrive at the door I’m greeted by a strange male mannequin with a camera lens for an eye, a hairy chest and homemade clothes.   On... Read More

Social service demand doubles

Tommy Kapai Wilson is on a mission to connect community members with homeless families through the ‘Awhi Up’ programme. The new initiative... Read More