OGO Rotorua wins tourism operator award

OGO Rotorua has been recognised as the best in the business for Small Business Operator of the Year.   The 2019 Tourism Operator Awards are voted... Read More

Tauranga trio of artists at Atrium Gallery

Walking in to the Atrium Gallery in Whakamarama, I can’t help but feel the stress of the day lift off. Run by Birgitt Shannon, the gallery provides... Read More

Running festival at the Mount

Next Saturday, Mount Maunganui will be the location for a popular running festival, requiring some lane closures along the seaside course.   Hundreds... Read More

Great buys at Katikati Lions Container Garage Sale

I rang Sara Patrick to find out about the new little container ‘village’ that has popped up with brightly coloured awnings behind the Caltex... Read More

Secure a masterpiece at Ruel Foundation Art Fest

Lovers of art will be able to secure a masterpiece by a Bay of Plenty artist while also helping give a smile to children needing cleft lip and palate... Read More

What‘s on - footie, markets and music

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday   We’re expecting a fine but chilly day today with some southeasterlies. It’s a three-clothing and... Read More

Information Slam for local writers

The Bay of Plenty Children’s Literature Association’s annual seminar ‘Bookrapt’ is taking on a whole new look this year. Promoted... Read More

Powerball player wins $12.2 million

Powerball’s winning streak continues with a lucky Powerball player from Auckland winning $12.2 million with Powerball First Division in Saturday... Read More

Can you count birds?

Can you count birds? More specifically - the North Island robin? The Aongatete Forest Project would like more helpers for their bird monitoring day... Read More

Kiwi flavour to Italian opera

I phoned Georgia Jamieson Emms because she’s in town with the rest of the Wanderlust Opera crew to perform Don Pasquale at Baycourt tonight.  She’s... Read More

Cruise ship numbers and spend swelling

The number of cruise ships visiting New Zealand, and the amount of spending by cruise ship passengers has continued to rise significantly. Auckland... Read More

The precious kauri trees of the Kaimai Ranges

A structure of wooden planks, used in the 1900s to gather and unleash water to ‘drive’ kauri logs down Western Bay of Plenty hills to sawmills,... Read More

Let’s make Kaiate Falls swimmable again

Kaiate Falls is going to be receiving a lot of love and care, as volunteers gather today to plant hundreds of native trees and plants. The ‘Let’s... Read More

What‘s on - drumming, family history and the 80s

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday.   Today’s weather forecast includes cloud increasing with a chance of a shower or two. Rain will be developing... Read More

Happiness the key to a long life

A Tauranga woman can’t ask for more on her 105th birthday, with a piece of decadent chocolate cake and glass of lemonade in front of her, and her... Read More