Silly spin on a classic story

“You can be called the director, but you can’t direct a show without a good team.” It’s not a one-man band, but Jonty Climo is the brain behind 16th Avenue Theatre’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ show. The 19-year-old,...... Read More

Steamers success heightens stadium demand

It’s one of those moments to decide which side of history you want to be on. It’s not a question of if, but when, the city gets a sports stadium, says Tauranga City Councillor Max Mason. “I think a stadium is one of those things that’s...... Read More

Fifth and final

For as long as Isaac Schuler can remember, September has always been about the AIMS Games. Sure, there was a bit of rugby thrown in during his early years, when the 11-year-old’s father Kevin was coaching the Bay of Plenty, but otherwise New...... Read More

Greerton Village Cherry Blossom Festival

There is just over five weeks until Greerton Village’s flag ship event - the Cherry Blossom Festival. This will take place on Saturday, September 22, on Chadwick Road and at Greerton Village School. The school will be running their annual Gala...... Read More

Synchronised strength

It’s not just about pinched noses and a face full of makeup. These girls have incredible breathing control, and every movement requires great strength, endurance and grace. Synchronised swimming is harder than it looks. It’s a combination...... Read More

There’s walking and there’s walking

  Margaret Parker surprised herself. She was totting up how far she’d walked recently, and it came to more than 6000 kilometers in the last five years. “That’s not bad, is it?” she asks. When most of us are struggling...... Read More

Tackling the mother of all adventures

Stolen passports and getting stuck on a ferry in the middle of the Caspian Sea for three days has failed to deter two Tauranga men from their mission to travel a third of the earth to raise money for Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand. Simon Dawson...... Read More

Keeping the kids busy over the school holidays

If you’re looking for activities to keep the kids busy these holidays, check out some of these: The Tauranga Performing Arts Competitions are returning to Baycourt from July 6-15, with around 900 young people competing in Highland dancing, tap...... Read More

‘Any-fin’ is possible these school holidays

If you’ve got a kid fascinated by fantastic fish or rocking reptiles, take them in to Animates these school holidays. Animates will be hosting free, educational workshops on July 12 and 19. However, due to increased demand, the workshops will...... Read More

An experience to remember

There are some school experiences you never forget and, more often than not, the school production is one of them. Selwyn Ridge Primary School in Welcome Bay has been staging its biennial school production since 2000 with principal Craig Price and...... Read More