Putting the lid on 10,000m3

Tauranga city's newest reservoir at the Joyce Road treatment plant has been constructed with an aluminium geodesic dome roof – design easier to install and self-supporting, and doesn't need the internal columns or roof-supporting beams... Read More

The rebirth of Tauranga Airport

NZ8260 was on approach to Tauranga when a wee mite called Kristie burst into the terminal and made a beeline for the automatic doors to the observation area. She pulled up short, and disappointed. “Closed indefinitely,” says the sign on the... 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

Night bathed in day at Bay Oval

They look like something straight out of Pacific Rim, the American science fiction monster movie. Giant humanoid robots dominating the skyline down Totara Street. But rather than striking fear, they signal an historic summer of cricket in the Bay of... Read More

New emergency alert system to be tested

A new way to let people know about an emergency is coming to a phone near you. That's the message from the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, who are leading the implementation of a new nationwide emergency alert channel. A live... Read More

Protégé gives thanks to centenarian

It's all part of the rich Alf Rendell legacy. And it contributed to “the best 100th birthday” the witty photographer's ever had. Richard Robinson, the inaugural recipient of the Alf Rendell photography scholarship, dropped by on... Read More

Safeguarding New Zealand's beehives

A New Zealand company has spent seven years developing a unique platform that will safeguard the more than 800,000 hives in New Zealand. ApiTrak, which launches this month, allows everyone - from hobbyists with 10 hives, to corporates with over... Read More

Make your house twinkle and win

Dig out your inflatable Santa, your trees and your baubles and start untangling your strings of Christmas lights, because now is the time to plan for and enter The Weekend Sun Christmas Lights Drive. It's the time of year to dress your house to... Read More

Councils helping bridge digital divide

A ground-breaking move by local councils to join hands with entrepreneurs aims to help Western Bay people maximise digital opportunities. Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty District Council have partnered with Venture Centre to manage and implement... Read More

Intermediate produces two bright sparks

Two Otumoetai Intermediate pupils are in the running for People's Choice at this year's ASB Bright Sparks Awards. Ethan Duck, 13, and Will Waters, 12, have both been selected as finalists, thanks to their ideas for new pieces of software. Ethan's... Read More



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Christmas lilies. Photo: Graham Woodhead.

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