Toi Ohomai students ready to graduate

Students from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology assembled at the bottom of Devonport Road to parade through town today, as part of their graduation ceremony. Among them was Leah Jackson, a graduating Bachelor of Creative Industries student, majoring... Read More

Winner donates bikes to children

The second winner of a $1000 bike voucher from Tauranga City Council has decided to use her win to make a donation to a local school. Gill Brann was randomly selected as a winner after taking part in a survey by the council on the future of cycling in... Read More

New patron for NZ Spelling Bee

In supercalifragilisticexpialidocious news, humanitarian Chloe Wright has been named Patron of the New Zealand Spelling Bee. Now in its 13th year, the New Zealand Spelling Bee is a competitive spelling event aimed at encouraging Year 0-to-10 students... Read More

Give a gift that grows

Bay of Plenty locals are being asked to put chickens on their Christmas shopping lists again this year – not to feature on their Christmas day menus, but to help more families in need in the developing world. “We are so grateful to the generous... Read More

Whanganui artist presenting in Whakatane

Whanganui artist and print-maker Anthony Davies is in town for the opening of his first solo exhibition in Whakatane, “As the Situation Unfolds”. The artist will also host a floor talk, with both events being held this weekend at Te Koputu... Read More

Prevent whooping cough over summer

The Ministry of Health is encouraging people to be extra vigilant as they gather for Christmas and New Year celebrations to protect young babies from whooping cough. The Ministry has declared a national outbreak of whooping cough, with 1315 cases reported... Read More

Climbing on the mount with conditions

Climbers wishing to scale the bluffs on Mauao's north western face have been set the challenge of organising themselves and communicating with the Maunga's governing body - if they wish to continue rock climbing on Mauao. The consensus decision... Read More

A female force to be reckoned with

Tauranga law firm Lyon O'Neale Arnold is championing a new women-led seed capital fund that aims to raise half-a-million dollars to support female entrepreneurs. SheEO is a leading global innovation, providing a platform for women to finance, support... Read More

Summer with a nose in a book

The Mount Lioness and Mount Lions clubs are appealing for books, jigsaws, records and DVD for their big annual summer book fair late next month. It's the book fair season. And the clubs suggest if bookaholics and bookworms are looking for some... Read More

Building theme to continue in retirement

Ross Bishop's had a building project at every school he's been to and the building theme is going to continue into his retirement. The start of his retirement was marked at the Tauranga Adventist School this week, with a helicopter ride and... Read More

Opinion Poll

Is SH2, between Katikati and Tauranga, a dangerous stretch of road?

Yes, there are too many cars on it and it’s not designed to handle that sort of traffic volume.
No, people just need to slow down and pay attention to their driving.

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Supermoon from Dive Cresent, 8pm last Sunday evening. Photo: Sally Garner.

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