Caring for the environment starts young

They may be just three or four years old, but the children of Katikati Kindergarten are helping to feed their local community and learning to protect and enhance their environment. The kindergarten's environmental philosophy, developed over the... Read More

Something for everyone at country fair

A relaxing day of country fun for the whole family is on offer at Te Puna School's 2018 Country Fair today, from 10am-2pm. It will be jam-packed with fun activities for all, with flavour-filled food and stalls, a coconut shy, plate smash, rifle... Read More

Broadening your sense of taste

  Milk on a stick or a vegetable sorbet sounds like a recipe for a disaster, but 15 tertiary students are making it work by serving up some tasty, locally-grown dishes. Toi Ohomai culinary students, in collaboration with Tauranga Farmers Market,... Read More

UoW to host Tauranga Study Options Fair

The University of Waikato is hosting the Tauranga Study Options Fair today at Baycourt Theatre in Tauranga. This free event is an opportunity to learn about the new Tauranga city campus set to open in 2019, as well as the study programmes being offered... Read More

Top time had at Top Schools

School pride was on the line at the annual Top Schools competition at Gate Pa School last night, with Selwyn Ridge Primary School taking out the title for the fourth year in a row. Twenty-one primary schools competed in the annual event from as far afield... Read More

Bay woman on trip of a lifetime

A Bay of Plenty woman is one of 78 female leaders taking part in a unique gender forum in Antarctica this month. Environmental engineer Amanda Kirk is currently participating in ‘Homeward Bound' – a global initiative for women in STEMM... Read More

No museum in my front yard

Residents from Cliff Road – the council's proposed museum site – have claimed that any development would be in conflict with the city council's own spatial framework plan. Locals say the former bowling greens, between the carparks... Read More

Signing in unison

For this year's New Zealand Sign Language Week TV commercial people from all over NZ will be sign-singing in unison with Tiki Taane latest song “No Place Like Home” featuring Ria Hall. Sign-singing or karaoke signing has become a very... Read More

The guys behind the red truck

They come hurtling around the corner in the big red fire truck and suddenly there's hope. The guys in red, however, today aren't walking into a blazing mess, but instead educating future fire brigades. The open day, which continues again... Read More

Cuts in tertiary staff proposed

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is commencing a formal consultation with unions and staff in regards to a proposed reduction in its staffing numbers. Keri-Anne Tane, Executive Director People, Engagement and Capability, says the decision had not... Read More

Opinion Poll

What are your thoughts on the council’s proposal to increase rates 40 per cent over the next three years?

Good, it will help pay to revitilise the city
Not good, rates are high enough now
I’m ok with an increase, but maybe not such a big one

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