City Life

What’s with the fancy hat?

  Puran Singh hasn’t had a haircut for 48 years – in fact he’s never had a haircut.   “Never, never, never in my... Read More

MPs scrap over new school

  Two Tauranga MPs are trading shots over the building of a new secondary school at Omokoroa.   Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller started the... Read More

Saving a rare frog

  A network of 700 automated kill traps is standing guard over a unique population of native frogs near Te Puke, part of a joint effort to make... Read More

Golf career on track for Alanna

  One of New Zealand’s highest hopes to follow Lydia Ko into the women’s professional golfing ranks is progressing well in the USA.   Tauranga’s... Read More

Warm fuzzies about deep deep cold

  At a time when New Zealand heroes exclusively wore rugby boots, Tauranga’s Peter Otway was in awe of men of snow and ice, men of the Antarctic... Read More

Did girls really need more education?

They’re a feisty bunch, this group of schoolgirl buddies, all but one are glowing golden girls. Wanganui Girls College obviously instilled attitude. When... Read More

A pie is a deeply personal thing

  Why does the name Pat Lam equate with excellence – Pat Lam dynamic number eight, All Black, Manu Samoa captain, Barbarian and Super Rugby... Read More

Lessons still learned

  EmployNZ is taking over a series of free courses from the Salvation Army within the Bay of Plenty.   Salvation Army recently decided... Read More

Hospice making history

  Waipuna Hospice launched into its 30th anniversary celebrations last Friday, with key figures coming together to reflect on driving forces behind... Read More