A sweet investment

Tauranga chocolate lovers now have the chance to buy a piece of the Dunedin-based chocolate company OCHO and receive discounted chocolate for life. The deal is if sweet-toothed investors take a stake in the company through their PledgeMe campaign today,... Read More

Chunk of Maleme Street up for sale

A portfolio of tenanted, light-industrial premises clustered together in a suburban hub have been placed on the market for sale – with the option to buy any or all of the four individual properties. The four properties are located at 61-65 Maleme... Read More

Lifestyle village eases housing crisis

A new Waikato community is helping to ease the housing crisis in places such as the Bay by adopting a global lifestyle trend towards downsizing homes for over-50s. Cambridge Oaks, which opens November 25, will include 205 homes starting at just $249,000,... Read More

Wet weather increases Psa-V concerns

The exceptionally wet conditions of autumn, winter and spring are heightening concerns there may be in increase in activity of the kiwifruit vine disease Psa-V. Kiwifruit Vine Health chief executive Barry O'Neil says it is too early to judge what... Read More

Unique Waldorf School Fair this weekend

The Tauranga Waldorf School Fair and Open Day in Welcome Bay on Sunday is unlike any of the traditional school fairs held in the Bay of Plenty. Waldorf schools cherish childhood and children's ways in general, and this shows in the food, the fun... Read More

Police on the hunt for new cops

Want to see what it's like to be a police officer? Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are holding a Recruitment information night at the EBOP REAP center on Pyne St Whakatane next month. This will be a great opportunity for anyone who has an interest... Read More

Rubbing shoulders with industry big-wigs

A Bay of Plenty building apprentice has given an outstanding performance at this years Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 Apprentice of the Year. Ten national finalists took to their tools for a six-hour practical challenge where they were tasked... Read More

Tower's claims to be finalised by 2018

Recovery in Edgecumbe is well underway with Tower expecting most, if not all, of the region's customers to be back in their homes and have their claims finalised by Christmas. The insurance company has fully settled 92 per cent of all contents claims... Read More

New community centre sought for Merivale

After 24 years, the old converted house on Kesteven Avenue that houses the Merivale Community Centre has had its day. But the work that goes on inside the centre is more important than ever, and that's why plans for a new $3.5 million centre will... Read More

Pet poo a peeve for carpets

A recent nationwide survey conducted on behalf of Carpet Court, reveals the downright dirty experiences many New Zealanders have with their carpets – and pets have a lot to answer for. Pet excrement and pet vomit are two of the most common undesirable... Read More



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On the ’Bird Walk’, Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald.

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