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This job’s just the ticket

  It was supposed to be just a fill-in job, to keep the pennies rolling in until something else came along.   But, 25 years later, Peter... Read More

Mount celebrates tourism winners

  Mount Maunganui tourism operators and attractions have been recognised as 2021 Travellers’ Choice award winners by Tripadvisor.     The... Read More

Kiwi hatches in lockdown

  The newest kiwi chick in the Bay of Plenty is already breaking records after hatching a day earlier than usual.   After four days of hatching,... Read More

Inspiration in lockdown

The catalyst for Bay of Plenty director Micah Winiata’s new film Taiao was finding himself stuck in an urban jungle in Chicago during last year’s... Read More

A new side to Simon Bridges

  “There’s things in the book that definitely should be embarrassing, but I’m not actually embarrassed by them.”   Simon... Read More

College songwriters celebrate

  A handful of Pāpāmoa College students have found an outlet for their emotions through writing songs - but they didn’t expect those songs... Read More

Uncovering The Elms’ past

  Unearthing Tauranga’s past is revealing both early Māori and European settlement at an archaeological site on the Te Papa peninsula.   I’ve... Read More

Building a Tanzania-Tauranga link

  Leonie Trubshoe’s efforts to market an international school is a remarkable testament to overcoming the hurdles of the Covid pandemic.   Since... Read More

Burst bubble boosts the Bay

  Holiday homes in Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty have seen a surge in forward bookings as a result of the trans-Tasman bubble pause.   According... Read More