Stunning botanical art in downtown Tauranga

Jenny Coker’s first solo exhibition at The Art Lounge in Willow St opened on Friday night, with many enjoying the opportunity to be first to view... Read More

It‘s a happy bird-day at the show, a-parrot-ly

The judging has been completed for the 2021 Tauranga Bird Club Animates Annual Show, with the doors open to the public this afternoon. Each year, the... Read More

What‘s on - bird show, markets and museums

Good morning and welcome to Sunday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira. This morning's early rain which was heavy... Read More

Tauranga student through to final six of Popstars

Tauranga girl Skye Hine has made it through to the final six on TVNZ 2’s Popstars. The 16-year-old Mount Maunganui College student is in the running... Read More

Powerball player wins $12.3 million

It will be a Mother’s Day to remember for one lucky player from Auckland taking home $12.3 million with Powerball First Division in last night’s... Read More

What‘s on - home show, markets, acoustic blues

Good morning and welcome to Mother’s Day. The MetService is forecasting a cloudy day with a possible morning shower or two, then rain later this... Read More

2021 Rotorua songwriting winner announced

In the lead up to New Zealand Music Month Rotorua locals have had the opportunity to enter Te Manu Tito Waiata Song Writing Competition, designed to... Read More

A fabulous Mother’s Day week for care home mums

It’s been a week of pampering, spoiling and indulging for the mums of Bupa Cedar Manor Care Home, says care home manager Jane Verry.   The... Read More

Tauranga Home Show inspires with huge 22nd show

Crowds are flocking to the Tauranga Home Show at Trustpower Arena Baypark this weekend for its huge 22nd show.   With more than 325 exhibitors... Read More

Flocking to the bird show

Rainbow colours abound amongst Martin Earles’ finches. The Tauranga veterinarian is looking forward to helping run next weekend’s Tauranga... Read More

What‘s on - brick show, home show, museum

  Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira.   The MetService is forecasting... Read More

Sundog blues

NZ’s Music Month is a good time to tune into local bands and musicians, staying ahead of the winter blues with a fresh dose of new as well as much-loved... Read More

Mount woman to show her skills on NZ TV show

Mount Maunganui woman Olivia Rogers is a second contestant from the Bay of Plenty to compete in The Apprentice Aotearoa, which premieres on Monday evening... Read More

BOP man to feature in The Apprentice Aotearoa

He’s fearless, good with a hammer and knows how to breathe, just three of the many skills 33-year-old auctioneer Michael Wilson will be using to... Read More

Awakeri Rail Adventures is a very Kiwi experience

Awakeri Rail Adventures, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, is a 20-kilometre round trip that is full of surprises.   Expect to encounter the rare... Read More