The Lion and Tusk Museum

Roger Mabbett was driving along Portside Drive a few months before Christmas when he noticed a small sign on the side of the road. Puzzled, he went... Read More

A ‘Gooney Bird’ flapping over BOP

It is as summer as the sound of cicadas, as summer as the wash of another lazy wave on the Tay Street Beach. This summer sound is the rumble of ZK-AWP... Read More

Back to school costs hits families in hardship

KidsCan is taking 47 schools off their waiting list for the start of term one, in response to “heartbreaking” survey findings. Now, they... Read More

Two students awarded Omokoroa Lions scholarships

Two young women from Pahoia are the recipients of the Omokoroa Lions Club tertiary scholarships. The scholarships are available to students from the... Read More

WBOP students assisted by Education Trust

Just shy of $115,000 has been awarded to Western Bay of Plenty students in the Bay of Plenty Education Trust’s latest scholarship round. Thirteen... Read More

Style traverses the generations

Little Chelsea Cooper likes to gussy up. She has a nose for style, for fashion, even at six. “My favourite dress is a leopard one with no shoulders.” She’s... Read More

Auschwitz Now exhibition opens tonight

An exhibition honouring the survivors of the holocaust through images of current day Auschwitz will open at Bethlehem College this evening.   The... Read More

Young women encouraged to engineer a career

Being a young woman in a male-dominated field hasn’t stopped Bella Franks carving out a successful international career as an engineer. This... Read More

Tauranga charity stores mistaken for dumps

Old furniture, stained mattresses and grimy food waste are just some of the items that have been dumped outside Tauranga charity stores this month. Store... Read More

Tauranga early childcare teacher disciplined

An early childcare teacher has been censured for serious misconduct after a three-year-old was left bruised after being picked up "rugby style"... Read More

New campaign to tackle low awareness of ACC’s role

Anyone who grows up in New Zealand, or visits from overseas, is naturally drawn to our bodies of water. Whether it's our beaches, our lakes or our... Read More

It’s time to care about the insects

While reports last year on insect decline calling the situation an ‘insect apocalypse’ have been widely criticised for their methods, Dr... Read More

The Adventures of Benjamin Boogie

Kourtney Troon’s children’s book has arrived. Full of fun illustrations ‘The Adventures of Benjamin Boogie’ tells the interesting... Read More

Public east coast beach safety concerns

Surf Life Saving NZ is urging beach goers to be extra vigilant next week if they are visiting the East Coast. Due to the low pressure systems in the... Read More

Starting on the road to Wimbledon

Not all tennis balls are the same apparently. Ask the young hotshots at Gate Pa Tennis Club. The 320 million balls produced annually are mostly the... Read More