Entering the Māori New Year in Te Puke

Te Puke's Matariki celebrations - Te Kete o Matariki - may only be four years old but it already has its own very special tradition. The last two events have... Read More

A night in the Caribbean for a good cause

A Caribbean Night in Tauranga is promising to raise money for a good cause through food, dancing and entertainment. The Cargo Shed will be hosting an unforgettable... Read More

Stepping stone contest for chamber musicians

Bay of Plenty youth presented their talents at the NZCT Chamber Music Contest, making it difficult for the adjudicator to judge them. Bay of Plenty District... Read More

BOP filmmaker wins third in global competition

Bay of Plenty's fledging filmmaker Malachi Steel, age 13, is celebrating after taking out third place at the Global Awards for the International Youth Silent... Read More

Taupō team sweeps film awards

The Bay of Plenty film community is buzzing following an exciting finals night of stand-out short films created by 20 local teams for the Vista Foundation 48Hours... Read More

Matariki events attracting record crowds

Record numbers have attended Matariki events since it became a national holiday, according to festival organisers. Bay of Plenty Matariki Festival organiser... Read More

Purrfect CATS delights Tauranga audience

This week the Addison Theatre at Baycourt in Tauranga is coming alive with the enchanting magic of "CATS the Musical," produced by Toni Henderson and Stage Right... Read More

Skylar arrives early for national bird show

In an unexpected turn of events, Skylar the Scarlet Macaw, last seen in the Tauranga area in late February, has made a surprise appearance on Mount Maunganui... Read More

Four Lotto players share $1 million

Four lucky Lotto players from Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury will be toasting an incredible win after each winning $250,000 with Lotto First Division in... Read More

CATS The Musical customised for sensory children

CATS The Musical is already delighting Tauranga locals, with a unique performance staged for neurodiverse children ahead of tonight's opening show. Around... Read More

Waihi College wows with wearable art

Waihi College is celebrating after one of their students took out the senior 'Star of the Night' award in the Student Wearable Art Programme Toi as part... Read More

Matariki celebrations in Ōpōtiki

This year's Matariki calendar of events in Ōpōtiki is chock-full of incredible opportunities to learn about, celebrate, and mark the annual rising of the Matariki... Read More