Mount band win at NZ Music Awards

Curate Music, previously Mosaic, are celebrating after winning a Tui Award for Best Worship Artist in the 2017 Vodafone NZ Music Awards with their second album ‘These Eyes'.  Released in March 2017, the album, recorded at Roundhead Studios... Read More

Arataki gingerbread man on the run

It's the mystery on the lips of every student and teacher at Arataki School, what has happened to the gingerbread man. The students have run, run, as fast as they can, but it seems they just can't catch the gingerbread man. Erin Cartwright,... Read More

Retro Fayre proves a great success

The public got all dressed up in their best vintage frocks as part of the retro revolution that's taking a hold of Tauranga. A new Vintage and Retro Fayre, a brand new event to Tauranga, went off without a hitch, with many people saying it could... Read More

Fire and ice heading for The Lakes

After two postponements due to rain, Tauranga Parents Centre is hoping for fine weather on Sunday for its Fire and Ice themed family walk around The Lakes in Tauriko. Walk the Lakes is the annual fundraising event for the organisation, which is a key... Read More

All-American cars come to town

Identical twin brothers Ray and Rob Sperling share more than just their looks. The Tauranga men are both big Mustang fans and will be sharing their love of the American muscle car at the Bay of Plenty Mustang Owners Club's annual All USA Day Car... Read More

More trout for anglers

Bay of Plenty anglers will soon have a few hundred more trout to target on their back doorstep. Fish and Game officers have released 700 trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal. Fish and Game Officer Lloyd Gledhill says the release of 500 rainbow... Read More

The birth of jazz in Tauranga takes off

It started in the summer of 1963 with a 50-pound overdraft at the Soundshell in Memorial Park and 40 musicians playing for free. Fast-forward 55 years and what transpired that day has evolved into the Tauranga National Jazz Festival – synonymous... Read More

Kiwi icons join Bryan Adams line up

Two of New Zealand's most-loved and recognisable fixtures are joining the line-up at what is quickly becoming one of Tauranga's biggest sell-out shows. Dave Dobbyn and Jordan Luck, formerly of the Exponents, will both play sets this summer,... Read More

Pivot exhibition will turn heads

Graduating students of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology's Bachelor of Creative Industries degree will be putting their final body of work on display this Friday and Saturday. The exhibition, called ‘Pivot', will feature varied works... Read More

REVIEW: Exit Laughing

Detour Theatre's final show of the year is a feel-good comedy with plenty of laughs, and particular appeal to anyone who's part of a group of old friends. Paul Elliott's Exit Laughing focuses on a single night in the lives of three... Read More



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The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry.

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