Students share start-up plans

While most of us enjoyed a long hot summer at the beach, a group of Toi Ohomai and University of Waikato students have devoted their entire holidays to try and turn their ‘start-up' ideas into business ventures. The eight students, who all... Read More

Supporting local ostomates

It's a topic that can be very private – living with an ostomy bag after undergoing surgery. But a local woman wants people to know that there is plenty of support out there for those who have undergone colostomies, urostomies or ileostomies,... Read More

Whale teeth stolen

Police are looking for two men seen leaving the eastern end of Papamoa Beach Road in a flatbed truck last night, believed to be with a sperm whale jawbone and valuable ivory teeth. The lower jaw was taken from a dead whale discovered along the beach... Read More

If you love Tauranga, stand for council

Do you want to represent your community? Tauranga City Council is holding a by-election in April for one at large position on council. Nominations for candidates in the upcoming by-election are now open. Nominations close at noon on Monday, March 5.... Read More

Smiles bloom at Bay kindergarten

Big blooming smiles were witnessed at two lucky kindergartens on Tuesday, who were each announced as winners in the Daltons Late Bloomers Awards. The awards are part of the popular Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project and recognise kindergartens... Read More

Weather forces Bay schools to close

  Parents are being advised to keep in contact with schools and early learning centres following severe weather that forced five schools and three ECEs across the country to close yesterday. "The latest information we have is that the Bay of... Read More

Seeking feedback on marine facility

Tauranga City Council is seeking feedback on its proposal to long-term lease land at Northern Sulphur Point to enable the University of Waikato to establish a purpose-built Marine Research and Educational Facility. The vision is to create an interdisciplinary... Read More

Creating musicians at a young age

Taking students with a passion for music and turning them into budding teachers one one goal the Bay Plays strives to achieve. The not for profit charitable organisation wants to encourage more people to take up music and is hosting an open day on Wednesday... Read More

TEC to potentially close Bay office

Young people in the Bay of Plenty, particularly Maori and Pasefika, are at risk of missing out on vital career advice as Tertiary Education Commission considers closing its regional offices. The Commission, which took over the functions of Careers New... Read More

Artists wanted to brighten cabinets

Creative Bay of Plenty is working with Keep New Zealand Beautiful and Chorus to get some beautiful art onto local telecommunications cabinets as part of the ‘Paint Your Cabinet Beautiful' campaign. It is an opportunity for four local artists... Read More



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