The legacy of ‘generation snowflake’

Some may call me a special little snowflake, an echo boomer or even just a member of the generation that cares. But there’s no denying millennials aren’t just a generation - they’re a mass movement determined to create change on...... Read More

Special breakfast for breast cancer

Welcome Bay’s Bex Tereu is a woman constantly on the go, working at the Parenting Place, writing a blog and business column, and being mum to two children. When she developed breast cancer in 2015, she was forced to slow down and it didn’t...... Read More

Brass band coming together that may just fly

It’ll be a big, bold, brassy sound – enough to lift the lid clean off the citadel on the corner of Cameron Road and 5th Avenue. The collective power of the Tauranga City Brass Band and the Salvation Army brass band – more than 40...... Read More

Giraffing around

  If you grew up in the last two decades, you may remember buzzing with excitement as you lined up in front of a bus ready to meet the famous man in yellow - or should I say giraffe in yellow.   Harold the giraffe has been a part of Kiwi...... Read More

Be who you want to be during Youth Week 2018

  Local youth workers will be serving up sausages with a side of inspiration to Tauranga students this month to mark Youth Week 2018.   The week is held every May and is a nationwide festival of events to celebrate the talents, passions...... Read More

Alley cats adopt airs and graces

  From being waifs and little fur ball ragamuffins one week, to show ponies the next.   Show cats, actually. But either way, Gabby and Mazikeen have fallen on their feet, as cats do, and they have certainly used up a couple of lives. They...... Read More

Beauty and the beast continues funding legacy

  When the aspiring actors from Tauranga Girls’ and Boys’ Colleges tread the boards this week for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ there will be more than a moment of thanks offered up to major sponsor, Legacy Trust.   That’s...... Read More

Bragging rights and a big win

  Local young fisherman Rylan Layne couldn’t contain his excitement when he tagged and released his first marlin at the recent Tauranga Sport Fishing Club One Base tournament recently.   Rylan’s dad, Aaron, captured part of...... Read More

Turning a sow’s ear into a show garden

  It was Gael Blaymires’ dad who unwittingly drove her out into the garden – a sprawling wasteland, as she calls it, in King Street behind the Z petrol station on mainstreet Te Puke.   But it’s a wasteland the fairies...... Read More

Turbans and traffic jams on Route 80

  Public bus services don’t generate too much positive feedback. Not many compliments.   “It’s the nature of the beast,” says well-known Rotorua coach operator, Reesby’s Duncan Wiggins. “People only ring...... Read More