Environment

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

Let’s talk trash

If your trash could talk, what would it say? The trash in Hannah Drew’s 30-second videos is telling us a very important message. In one 30-second... Read More

Changing the world we live in

Learning about global communities is much more than an abstract concept for students at Omokoroa Point School. For the past nine years the school has... Read More