Urgent Call: Unleashing a Sustainable Future

Green Goals with Josh Cole In recent discussions surrounding Budget 24 and the Minister of Finance's decisions, concerns have been raised regarding the impact on our climate and the urgent need for action. It is... Read More

Courting creativity – be nice to us

Roger Rabbits with Jim Bunny They used to say the best way to get seen or heard in your local newspaper was to put on a spread - mince avouries, sausage rolls, bacon and egg pie, a slice of Madeira. Why? Because freeloading... Read More

Incubating multicultural music

Music Plus with Winston Watusi Exciting times are on the horizon, and I am an avid observer. But only an observer. When you good folk of Tauranga vote for the first new council since 2021, I'll be... Read More

The hidden gems of cricket

Sports correspondent & historian with Sideline Sid One of my favourite moments of being a volunteer cricket historian is to stumble on a hidden gem (or as some might say useless information), unseen by most cricket fans. One... Read More

"Safer Journeys: Revolutionising Transportation

Green Goals with Josh Cole In our pursuit of faster travel times, we often overlook the true cost: the safety of our communities. The decision to increase speed limits may seem appealing on the surface, but the risks... Read More

Anguish! Torn between two faiths 

Roger Rabbits with Jim Bunny I love rugby league. There! - I have said it. Bald, bold and brassy. I feel liberated - like I have just ‘come out'. But then my lovely gay brother always said I should find myself... Read More

CAB is here to help!

Not Sure? Ask Us with Catherine Fletcher Tauranga's Citizens Advice Bureau is here to help when you need us. We provide free, confidential, independent information and advice to anyone, and help people know what their... Read More

Two new albums from the Bay

Music Plus with Winston Watusi I'm looking at two new local albums today, very different from each other but with one big similarity. One is from Irish band The Whittakers, the other from singer-songwriter... Read More

Thanks from the Commission

Commission News & Views with Anne Tolley The Tauranga City Council Commission's term will come to an end next month, following the election of a mayor and nine Councillors on July 20. We know opinions have varied on... Read More

Supporting hardworking families

Talking Politics with Sam Uffindell, Tauranga MP Budget 2024 delivers overdue tax relief to 3.5 million New Zealanders so they can keep more of what they earn. We are delivering on a key commitment made during the 2023... Read More

Bay of Plenty sports in full swing

Sports correspondent & historian with Sideline Sid The business end of the Bay of Plenty Rugby premier rugby competitions kicks off on Saturday after the preliminary rounds were completed last weekend. Seven Western... Read More

Unleashing our potential for a sustainable future

Green Goals with Josh Cole In our quest for a brighter and more sustainable future, it is crucial that we address the pressing issue of responsible resource allocation. As individuals, we hold the power to shape a world... Read More