Tauranga once a ‘second California’

Tauranga specialist information librarian Stephanie Smith has been “longing” to share the little-known story of famous Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw's dip in the sea at Mount Maunganui in 1934. A new exhibition at Tauranga Central... Read More

Straight talking about health

Gemma McCaw, Dr Anna Rolleston, Sam the Barter Barber and Harold the Giraffe are inviting you to breakfast, and all for a good cause. Guests at the Life Education Breakfast on Friday, May 4 will be treated to breakfast before meeting and listening to... Read More

Student finds passion for ocean life

From an early age, Fenna Beets was determined to be a scientist – although exactly what type of scientist has evolved from her initial aspirations as a five year old. “Pursuing a science-based career was always a given for me,” she... Read More

Learning with apps: help or hindrance?

  Research involving the use of apps to help with Tauranga students' learning will be presented in an international forum. University of Waikato FEDU Associate Professor Dr Nigel Calder will take his research and present his findings at UCL's... Read More

Tauranga Youth and a museum

Seeing into a cockroach brain or defeating a giant hornet, some exhibits at Te Papa may make you wonder what a museum is actually about. On Thursday morning Clayton McGregor from Design + Space, and Celeste Skachill from StudioC Design, both located... Read More

A plea on behalf of the little blues

Nature is conspiring against the little blue penguin like it hasn't done in many years. The birds are dying en masse and local wildlife workers have been left feeling stressed, demoralised and saddened. “A combination of events has led to... Read More

Tauranga rowers excel at Champs

The Tauranga Girls College Rowing squad has excelled at the New Zealand Secondary School Champs held at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel.   With 2089 students competing from 120 schools across New Zealand, the regatta was one of the largest many of the... Read More

Helmet design winners announced

This year's Travel Safe ‘Design your own helmet' competition received 939 entries from 17 Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty schools. The annual helmet competition celebrates the efforts of local students and teachers, striving to make... Read More

Tips for young drivers on offer

Young drivers keen to practice their skills behind the wheel and tap into the knowledge of driving experts can sign up for a free workshop in Tauranga this month. Travel Safe has been offering free young driver workshops in the city for two years, and... Read More

New school won’t relieve traffic woes

  Hopes of being able to alleviate Welcome Bay's traffic woes by diverting school pupils were dashed last week when the possibility was raised in discussion at the City Transformation Committee meeting. “How on earth after 15 or 18 years... Read More



Opinion Poll

What facilities do you think Tauranga needs?

A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
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