Programme encouraging young people into council

A pilot programme is being launched in the Bay of Plenty to draw more young people into council. Ōpōtiki Mayor Lyn Riesterer says several people have... Read More

Teen’s Blue Light success

A Tauranga teen’s tenacity won him an award at a recent Blue Light Life Skills programme. Caleb Evans won the Overall Merit Award ahead of 22... Read More

Spot in red light district has bird’s eye view

Vivien Knap was heading to her favourite coffee spot this week when she noticed that a bird has set up home inside a red traffic light at the Greerton... Read More

A tricky trade up

What do a paper clip and the tasty treat Pods have in common? Both are being used as a trading tool to get a house. Michael Gibbon is using a packet... Read More

TECT Community Awards nominations open

The TECT Community Awards are back for 2022, with nominations opening this week. The 2022 Awards will be held in March at Baycourt Community and Arts... Read More

Celebrating a year of new opportunities

The mundane task of core drilling isn’t something many tradies jump at, but Ethan Harris is quite happy to get behind the tools. He is currently... Read More

Otumoetai Primary‘s new playground opened

Ōtūmoetai Primary School held the official opening of its new playground, featuring basket swings and a flying fox, on Friday afternoon. Student leaders,... Read More

Security fall back after NYE riot

With an event to entertain troublesome teens now a flop, Whangamatā is falling back on security to cushion the blow of potential New Year’s mayhem... Read More

Council trails prove popular in lockdown

If you thought there were more people than normal on your neighbourhood walking tracks and cycling trails during lockdown, you probably weren’t... Read More

Masquerade night to raise money for counsellors

When life gives you masks, have a masquerade ball. Three Mount Maunganui women are organising an elegant black-tie Masquerade Casino Night to raise... Read More

A caring curry

Almost everyone loves butter chicken, and one Tauranga restaurant has been offering the tasty curry free of charge to people who are struggling financially. Punjab... Read More

Extra liquor store unwanted in Brookfield

The possibility of another liquor store in Brookfield has spurred the community into action, with a local school filing a petition to oppose it. An... Read More

This job’s just the ticket

It was supposed to be just a fill-in job, to keep the pennies rolling in until something else came along. But, 25 years later, Peter is celebrating... Read More

Hundreds without power in Welcome Bay

More than 800 properties are without power in Welcome Bay. According to Powerco, supply was cut to 833 properties just before 9.30am. A site investigation... Read More

Creative Communities Scheme funding now available

Painting, pottery and pantomime are just some of the popular arts projects people in the Hauraki district have taken part in recently thanks to Creative... Read More