RoboPa to unlock curious minds

Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi is taking a robotics initiative into Mataatua primary schools and kura to unlock the most curious of minds. A team from the wananga's Tokorau – Institute of Indigenous Innovation and Design have been awarded... Read More

Restoring Coromandel power

According to Powerco, about 770 households across the Coromandel Peninsula were without power by 3.30pm. This figure is an improvement on the 8000 Coromandel households which been without power at various times today. Most power cuts were flooding related,... Read More

Ambitious colonoscopy plan

The number of publicly-funded surveillance colonoscopies performed in the Bay is expected to be increased by more than 50 per cent over the coming year, in what is described as a bold and ambitious plan. “We currently deliver around 200 colonoscopies... Read More

A robotic win for House of Science

For Tauranga's Dean Strydom three times has been a charm after his overall win at the NZ VEX EDR Robotics Championships earlier this month secured his House of Science team a place in the world championships in April. And while most enter a robotic-building... Read More

Cate captures iPhone competition

A silhouette photo of a surfer on Mount Main Beach won Mount Maunganui local Cate Duff an international photography competition. Run by the iPhone Photography School but open to all iPhone photographers around the world, the competition asked for silhouettes. Cate... Read More

Electric charging station opens in CBD

New Zealand's first on-road, solar-powered electric vehicle charger - the ‘Electric Station' - is now open to the public thanks to the collaborative and community-focused effort of local project partners. Located on The Strand, Tauranga,... Read More

Pregnancy app to be piloted in Waikato

A team from the University of Waikato's School of Psychology have develop an app designed to provide information and support for pregnant women The ‘Positively Pregnant' app includes tools for self-assessment, taking inventory of the... Read More

Stunning Mount sunset captured

The splendour of Mount Maunganui at sunset has been captured in a stunning image shot by local photographer Jack Burden. Here's the math behind Jack's beautiful photo: the time-lapse image which he captured about a fortnight ago consists... Read More

Helping others dig through history

A Thames woman is helping reconnect people with their goldmining heritage as part of this year's 150th commemorations since the Thames Goldfields first opened. Kae Lewis became so engrossed in researching her great, great grandfather's arrival... Read More

Trouble with the phone account

One Tauranga's man trouble with the phone company is a timely reminder to make sure the name on your phone account is up to date. The problem started for Mike Harman when he rang up Vodafone to try and sort out a problem with his mother's... Read More



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