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

Oodles of fun at doggy playdate

  While the standard poodle might still be a popular breed, these days you’re more likely to come across a moodle, a choodle, a labradoodle, or a spoodle.   With plenty of ‘oodle’ dogs in Tauranga, labradoodle owner Christine...... Read More

Sparks to fly on closing night

  Baypark Family Speedway will see sparks, fireworks, and mud fly at its last event for the season.   As well as the usual end-of-season $20,000 fireworks extravaganza sponsored by Fowler Homes, the night includes a packed race schedule...... Read More

Home Show a great day out for the whole family

  The Tauranga Home Show isn’t just the perfect place to find all your home product and service needs under one roof – it’s a great day out for the whole family.   Keep the kids busy on Saturday and Sunday with a bouncy...... Read More