Mount Maunganui teacher digital expert

A Mount Maunganui teacher has been recognised as a digital expert. Sandy Bornholdt from Mount Manganui's Te Kura o Matapihi has been recognised as the country's top digital teacher, winning the prestigious NEXT Expert Teacher Award at The... Read More

Mobile coverage for TECT Park

TECT All Terrain Park will receive funding for a cellphone tower under a $270 million rural broadband package announced by the Government. The Park, including the Adrenalin Forest adventure experience, has succeeded in its bid for funding through the... Read More

Funding to help wandering people

More than $7000 has been donated by Tauranga organisations to help fund a programme designed to assist families affected by dementia and autism. Wandersearch is a system which is used by the Tauranga LandSAR to help find patients with dementia-related... Read More

Hear hear, Simon Bridges!

Rest assured Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is hearing the concerns of locals, loud and clear. TeleAudiology is a world first in audiology, connecting audiology specialists with clients using advanced communications technology. The MP was the first to experience... Read More

Rolling out posties' new wheels

Tauranga residents will be the first to witness New Zealand Post's new electric delivery vehicles in operation, when driver training begins next week. The four-wheeled vehicles will be used for the combined delivery of parcels and mail in residential... Read More

Facebook malware scam warning

Facebook users are being targeted by a scam that tricks people into thinking they've received a video from a friend. Kiwis have been reporting receiving mail within the messenger app from a friend that has their first name, the word video, then... Read More

Spark broadband fault affecting services

Spark says a fault with its mobile broadband network is also having a "knock-on effect" on people trying to use their mobiles to call and text. Spokeswoman Michelle Baguley said the fault with its mobile network, which Spark... Read More

Faster browsing for rural Western Bay

Thirty four local residents in a rural cabinet in Western Bay of Plenty District can now access improved broadband, after a recent Chorus upgrade. Under the Government's Rural Broadband Initiative and Chorus' own separate cabinet upgrade... Read More

Scammer targets people with children

Parents are being warned to stay vigilant of a Facebook scam that's been doing the rounds on several buy/swap/sell pages. A man has been offering free passes to Waimarino Adventure Park, but only to people with children – and only if he can... Read More

Powerco goes off the grid

  Powerco is taking a leaf out of the alternative lifestylers' hand book and going off grid to service remote customers. Described as a cutting edge unit, it's called Base Power; comprised of solar panels batteries and a diesel powered... Read More



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Delta Aarsen aged 4 with her calf Princess Poppy. Great effort at todays Calf club.

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