Restoring Tahawai Stream

A burbling stream, the bush-clad slopes of the Kaimai ranges above and the sparkling waters of the inner harbour in the distance. What better way to spend... Read More

Prepping for the improbable

“The odds are better than Lotto that we’re going to cop a tsunami at some stage. And it’s not going to be nice.” Prophet of doom,... Read More

At rest forever in a forest

“I don’t want a headstone, I want a tree.” That maybe Karen Summerhays’ choice for eternity but is there sufficient support in... Read More

Helping save the animals

This Sunday at Omokoroa No 1 School is Animal Day, a fundraising event organised entirely by two schoolgirls. Maya Stone and Sunny Davis, both aged 11,... Read More

Their roundabout, their castle

They chose a strategic bit of real estate. Sweeping 360 degree views, bush perspectives and easy access from all points of the city. The downside is noise... Read More

Plant-based bonanza for everyone

Yes, the word ‘vegan’ may make some omnivores quiver, but there’s nothing to fear at this weekend’s Vegan Vibes festival. This... Read More

Hugh all fluff, squawk and smell

It’s hard to know who would be more chuffed. The noted ornithologist, who gave his name to a cute but very pongy grey fluff ball in a burrow on... Read More

Capturing the Bay's beauty

Whether it’s the iconic waterfall at McLaren Falls Park or the sparkling of the glow worms at night-time – Tourism Bay of Plenty wants to... Read More

Harbour clean-up

The seabed and beaches of Tauranga Harbour are in line for a spruce-up next Sunday, October 2. The region’s divers are planning an underwater spring... Read More

One pot, two pot, big pot...

One pot, two pots, big pots, small pots – Grower Direct now has the “biggest range of some of the biggest pots you’ll ever see”... Read More

A needless and senseless loss

“I used to sit beside him on the rocks in the sun and watch the waves roll in. He was a little cruiser.” Now Julie Graham’s little mate... Read More

Healthy queens for hive survival

New Zealand honey bee population is growing, despite the fact queen problems are at the heart of bee health issues. The Ministry for Primary Industries... Read More

Bay youth takes on the Beehive

“Bottles don’t belong in gutters,” says Tauranga teenager Jake Hoffart. “I spend a lot of time outdoors and I constantly see cans... Read More

Your say on coastal erosion

Western Bay of Plenty residents will get their chance to decide what gets top priority for erosion protection between private property, community infrastructure... Read More

REVIEW: 'Twas the fight...

After watching Detour Theatre’s final show of the year ‘’Twas the Fight before Christmas’ I have been left feeling supremely grateful... Read More