New hospitality worker support service launches

  The Restaurant Association of New Zealand has launched a new worker support service named Tautoko Hāpai Ō.   The new service will ensure... Read More

What‘s on - Cricket, Oropi country market and art

Good morning and welcome to Sunday. Kia ora. Kia ngahau me o whanau me o hoa. There will be cloud increasing during the day. Rain and northwesterlies... Read More

BOP rescue organisations tired of being abused

  Volunteers at Bay of Plenty animal rescues are facing verbal abuse and harassment which makes the work they do even harder.   ARRC Wildlife... Read More

Going through the gears

  A team effort, 16 hour days and 70-hour weeks have gone into getting 300 bikes ready for the Good Neighbour bike drive.   The people in... Read More

Waste free fashion takes to Tauranga runway

  Have you always wanted to enter a wearable art challenge? Think you can turn trash into fash?   This year a waste free runway will feature... Read More

Digital toolkit to assist Marae administration

An online Marae Kete has been launched by Western Bay of Plenty District Council to help Marae in the District address the practicalities of administering... Read More

Yellow pohutukawa blooming for Christmas

One of the many highlights of the Pepi Toot train ride around the streets of Mount Maunganui is a brief stop at a yellow pohutukawa in one of the quieter... Read More

Top 15 films playing at festival this afternoon

  The top 15 films that reached the finals of the International Youth Silent Film Festival National Awards will be screened today at the Illuminarti... Read More

What‘s on - festival, marathon, laser light show

  Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Kia ora. Kia ngahau me o whanau me o hoa.   The forecast today is for a fine day with southwesterlies... Read More

Vicki Fraser - Weekend Sun Emerging Artist winner

  Vicki Fraser has been awarded ‘The Weekend Sun Emerging Artist’ award.   Earlier this year the Bay of Plenty Garden & Art... Read More

Handmade Anzac quilts honour local Kiwi veterans

Bert Frost and Doug Underhill were presented with handmade Anzac quilts recently, in recognition of their service in the armed forces. The two men,... Read More

Extravaganza of fun at TECT Park‘s 10th birthday

It’s the ultimate fun fest today for the TECT Park tenth birthday celebrations. There is an extravaganza of free fun, entertainment, activities... Read More

Marrying small

  A month deep into the wedding season and it seems couples are opting for small, rather than large scale celebrations.   Closed borders... Read More

Riding high on Christmas cheer

  More than 300 second-hand children’s bikes and 70 lawnmowers have been donated to the Good Neighbour charitable trust.   “It’s... Read More

Giant kiwis come to stay for Christmas in Tauranga

New Zealand’s beloved native bird takes centre stage in the Trustpower Toi Tauranga Festival for Christmas with the arrival of Rowi and her chick... Read More