The ‘Babes’ of the business world

Forget handshakes and swapping business cards – instead, try making connections in a laid back environment. Boss Babe Brunch is a networking event for young women entrepreneurs to talk business, but more importantly socialise. Creator of Boss...... Read More

The place to find something for everyone

If you’re looking for something to do over the Queen’s Birthday weekend, why not combine art and craft with a weekend away in Waihi Beach. The iconic Waihi Beach Art and Craft Fair is back again for the 14th year, and organisers say they...... Read More

Resident satisfaction the greatest reward

Visitors to Carmel Country Estate Retirement Village are immediately taken with the welcoming feel and ambience of the award-winning retirement village. Owner Jason Rowling says because the village is privately-owned and operated, residents are provided...... Read More

When support is all you need

Sherryl and Terry Phillips can now enjoy each other’s company in their retirement years, with the freedom of holidaying when they want to and their son Corey realising his dream of independence. But life hasn’t always been like this for...... Read More

Expert from space inspires locals to play a part

How might we ‘grow plenty’ of ideas and entrepreneurs which ‘do good for the world’? By inviting all kinds of people together to generate ideas to solve major challenges, like feeding and watering people sustainably, now and...... Read More

Living wage employers scarce

There is a real danger that Tauranga will fall behind and become known for its low wages if employers don’t join the growing movement to pay their staff a living wage, says the E Tu union. The 2018 New Zealand Living Wage rate increased to $20.55...... Read More

Putt for a cause

St John will be better equipped on the course after they received a donation from a golf competition. The $550 donation came from a fines system from Te Puke Golf Club’s Summer Business House Golf competition, which ran for 10 weeks from November...... Read More

Young academic talent shines

He’s just 17. But despite his tender years, Md Shadman Jahin already knows he wants to put his life to good use helping others. “I do part-time tutoring of other pupils here at Tauranga Boys’ College,” says Jahin. “And it...... Read More

Rules changes affect all craft

Changes to Maritime Rules that come into effect on March 15 this year will affect both recreational and commercial boats. Sailing boats no longer have to have manual bilge pumps operable from above the deck, which allows for more modern designs. Modern...... Read More

A car yard, a grass verge or both?

They’re impromptu car yards – pop-up car yards – and they’re happening on grass verges at various strategic spots around town. They’re the work of private car sellers seeking maximum exposure for their vehicles, with little...... Read More