Awards highlight BOPs amazing organisations

The new TECT Community Awards will be a celebration of individuals and groups who contribute to making the Western Bay of Plenty one of the greatest... Read More

Tuia Matauranga Roadshow comes to Tauranga

A free interactive roadshow that brings to life Pacific voyaging and New Zealand’s histories will be in Tauranga from 17 to 18 October. It will... Read More

New songs to be added to Tauranga shows

When much-loved Kiwi band Sons of Zion perform in Tauranga this summer you can guarantee they’ll be coming with a new set and some new music. Four... Read More

Pasifika Festival to host record numbers

Now into its fifth year, Pasifika Festival in the Bay, is a vibrant celebration of the unique cultures of the Pacific Islands through dance and food... Read More

Lights and sights of Tauranga’s Diwali Festival

Tauranga’s Historic Village is set to welcome the summer season with a sensory extravaganza celebrating the world famous Indian Festival of Diwali. The... Read More

An awesome line-up of hard rock and heavy metal

  They have toured New Zealand multiple times, released three albums, taken the international music stage by storm and have played some killer... Read More

Bijouterie fashion fusion at Fringe Festival

Sophie Evans and Kerry Funnell are collaborating to bring designer fashion art fusion to the fore at the Fringe Festival at Labour Weekend. It’s... Read More

Horror film to premiere at Fringe Festival

The last time I was involved in a fringe arts festival, it was as part of one of the international arts festivals in Wellington in the 90s. We rehearsed... Read More

Powerball rolls over: $38 million up for grabs

Powerball was not struck last night and has rolled over to Wednesday night, where the jackpot will be $38 million. “There has been a lot of excitement... Read More

Jan Hellriegel to perform in Tauranga

With the high interest in filmmaking here in the Bay of Plenty, it’s quite a win to have Jan Hellriegel coming to The Jam Factory. Not only is... Read More

Home-grown gourmet

It was a serious passion project for local chef Kile Gilmore. He and his partner Sue Scahill had been talking about starting their own food truck for... Read More

What‘s on - spring fling market, ice skating, art

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday.   Today we are expecting a fine day, then cloudy periods and a few showers developing in the evening. There may... Read More

Create an extravagant floral headpiece

What lies beyond the garden path? Local artists and florists are invited to create avant-garde floral headpieces for an afternoon of garden, fashion,... Read More

Interweaving art of Aotearoa at Tauranga gallery

  The descendent of one of Tauranga’s most famous historical leaders has helped curate a stunning history of early Maori art through to the... Read More

Water safety fun community day

“It is vitally important all generations in Tauranga know to swim.” This is a strong message from Tauranga Swim School owner Andrea Sinden. Tauranga... Read More