Tauranga director to screen doco

The New Zealand International Film Festival is making its way to Tauranga. One of the films being shown has been directed by Tauranga Boys’ College old boy Eryn Wilson. Eryn grew up in Papamoa and went to St Mary’s Primary School where,...... Read More

What’s on: acoustic set at The Phoenix

Good Morning Sunners and happy Sunday! MetService has predicted a pretty fine day for us today here in the sunny Bay of Plenty. We have some chilly frosts to start our morning off with some light winds. There is also going to be some high cloud...... Read More

Popular art festival opens for entries

One of New Zealand's longest running and most vibrant national contemporary art awards is now open for entries. The 2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - painting and drawing, has more than $20,000 in prize money for emerging and established New...... Read More

Tauranga women to get a spring in their step

Sport Bay of Plenty is encouraging women to put a spring in their step and try a new sport or recreational activity as part of its Spring Starter Series. Now in its third year, the popular series offers women a range of low-cost or free beginners’...... Read More

What’s on? A taste of history and Saturday markets

Good morning, and happy Saturday - for most of us the best day of the week. MetService has predicted a gorgeous weekend on the cards for the entire Bay of Plenty this weekend. Temperatures are expected to rise to the mid-teens across both days, with...... Read More

Rotorua headlines newest school showcase

New Zealand’s newest music, dance and drama showcase for schools, Showquest, has been staged at the Energy Events Centre in Rotorua last week marking the fifth regional event nationwide.  The Raukura Kapa Haka team, made up of Rotorua Boys...... Read More

Bringing war history to life

They were all designed to kill, maim or injure. Now they’re mounted like Christmas baubles in a red velvet-lined presentation case. But the case is labelled ‘grenades’, or hand-bombs, and is a grim reminder of man’s ill-will...... Read More

Bringing entertainment to the Bay

Baypark is delighted to announce the newly formed Baypark Concert Series. The series aims at bringing high-quality, high-calibre acts to the Bay of Plenty. The proactive approach to researching, sourcing and signing international acts has been a long...... Read More

Tributes flow for the Queen of Soul

Tributes are flowing on social media following the news of Aretha Franklin’s death. Known as the Queen of Soul, Aretha died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. As the news of her death filters through the world, people like Paul McCartney,...... Read More

Tauriko School to celebrate 100 years

Tauriko School is gearing up to celebrate 100 years of learning in the Tauriko/Lakes community. 100 years ago in 1918, Tauriko School opened with just 15 students. Today, the roll has increased with numbers closed to 330 students. With its beginnings...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businesses rejecting people’s job applications if they have tattoos?

I think it’s fine. Companies should be able to do what is right for their business.
They shouldn’t be able to discriminate someone for having tattoos.
I guess it depends where the tattoo is.