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Kids’ winter warm-up

  It’s that chilly time of year where everyone’s dollar gets spread even thinner.   But this year, Batman is coming to the... Read More

Ruatoki’s Olympic rugby heroes

  There is something in the water in Ruatoki   The Eastern Bay of Plenty district is home to around 600 people, but despite their low population,... Read More

Celebrating our rainbow community

  A collision of colour and shapes spill from the entrance of Tauranga Art Gallery and expand all the way across the floor and up the stairs.   The... Read More

Shibori silk on display

  Raglan artist Jean Carbon’s exhibition at The Art Lounge NZ is a soft flow of mandarin colour, with swathes of hanging silk floating gently... Read More

Rare ride for rare fight

    A sweet ride on a 2021 Harley Road Glide is what Adam Fenech is offering the winner of an online auction aimed at helping a Bay of Plenty... Read More

Power of pizza and song

  Pizza and song is bringing Te Puke youngsters together in a way that only food and music can.   Te Puke’s Youth Choir has over... Read More

Chef’s sandwich success

  The humble Kiwi toastie has had a makeover.   Instead of your typical ham and cheese, which is delicious in its own right, it is now... Read More

A lifetime of outdoor living

  Colin Hewens and Des Gardiner have spent their fair share of years in the bush.   From building tramping huts during the Second World... Read More

A howl of a protest

Farmers, growers, tradies and their dogs are set to converge on Katikati this weekend as part of a national “howl of protest”. Groups in... Read More

Bay of Plenty’s Olympic stars

New Zealand’s 211 Olympic athletes for the Tokyo games have been announced, with the Bay of Plenty well represented. Our region has the second-highest... Read More