From isolation to inspiration

Kiwi women who have decided not to be victims anymore are showing off their new-found empowerment in a personalised and heartfelt book. Beautifully Scarred by photographer Charmaine Marinkovich will be filled with photographs and stories of women throughout... Read More

Parkrun coming to Tauranga

A free, volunteer-driven community run that has taken the country by storm since reaching New Zealand shores in 2012 is coming to Tauranga this month. The first parkrun will be held in the Kopurererua Valley Reserve at the bottom of 17th Avenue by the... Read More

The golden kumara

Tauranga's Graham Burns is stumped as to why his orange kumara has grown to the size of a rugby ball, but he is happy to show off his prized possession with the “big boy” weighing in at 2.27kg. The self-proclaimed ‘Kumara Man'... Read More

Shampoo, leg shaves and sauvignon

Dead skin, clumped together with body oils; itchy, flaky scalp; dried perspiration; rank-smelling secretions from the sebaceous glands; accumulated grime; beastly bacteria hiding in belly buttons and other very dark and uncharted places. Isn't... Read More

New seats bring enjoyment back

A Tauranga couple who took a public stand last year against inadequate seating for wheelchair patrons and their companions at Event Cinemas Tauranga finally got to sit together at the movies in style last week. Merle and Dion Seeling approached The Weekend... Read More

Straight talking about health

Gemma McCaw, Dr Anna Rolleston, Sam the Barter Barber and Harold the Giraffe are inviting you to breakfast, and all for a good cause. Guests at the Life Education Breakfast on Friday, May 4 will be treated to breakfast before meeting and listening to... Read More

Man injured in quad bike rollover

A 28-year-old sustained a possible spinal injury after a quad bike accident. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Poripori at 5pm following the crash. A spokesperson for the rescue helicopter says the 28-year-old had... Read More

Tauranga nurses rally at lunchtime

New Zealand Nurses Organisation members in Tauranga have gathered outside the Tauranga Hospital today at lunchtime to add their voice to the nations' DHB nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants that are joining together across New Zealand. Members... Read More

Maketu woman knitting for Starship

Peggy Beech may be 92 but she proves you are never too old to help others. Her exhibition of 130 hand knitted dolls dresses in the People's Gallery – Toi ka rere, will raise funds for Auckland's Starship Hospital with donated dresses... Read More

Hospital services to remain during rally

Normal hospital services will be available today and tomorrow while nurses and midwives undertake rallies in support of claims about their pay and working conditions. Bay of Plenty District Health Board chief executive Helen Mason says while there will... Read More



Opinion Poll

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A large performing arts centre/conference hub
A 50m swimming pool
An outdoor sports and events stadium
A museum
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Waterworld. Photo: Ron Webber.

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