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Western Bay of Plenty Candidates Confirmed for 2019 Elections

A total of 53 candidates are contesting this year’s Local Body Elections in the Western Bay of Plenty. Nominations...
Tauranga Arts Festival

10 Days of Rollicking Entertainment at Tauranga Arts Fest

Tauranga Arts Festival promises 10 days and nights of rollicking good entertainment when it rolls into town in October, with highlights ranging...
tenby powell china

Shining a Spotlight on Tauranga From China

Two key topics on the agenda at this week’s APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC)meeting, in Hangzhou, China could have significant flow-on effects...
Plummers Point

Family Fun at Plummers Point Connection Cycleway Opening

The public has given the Plummers Point Connection cycleway a big thumbs up following this weekend’s official opening.

Retired Tauranga soldier receives Australian unit citation for gallantry in Vietnam

88-year-old Tauranga resident Corporal Erik Kristensen received the award from Colonel Tenby Powell, of the New Zealand Army, at last night’s 6th Hauraki Battalion’s...
Steve Lindsey, Papamoa College Principal Kai Aroha

Kai Aroha – Embodying Whanaungatanga

Tania Lewis-Rickard, Director of Kai Aroha, is a much loved and respected member of our staff at Papamoa College.

Community Celebration to Mark Plummers Point Cycleway Opening

The community are being encouraged to hop on their bikes and test out the latest section of the Omokoroa to Tauranga cycleway...
Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Time to Update Western Bay Property Values

If you own property in the Western Bay you may be visited by a professional valuer who will be assessing the current...
shane taylor

‘Scene’ on Cameron Road

Hello, my name is Shane Joseph Taylor, which is also the name of my YouTube channel. Originally from Tauranga,...
Wairoa River Bridge cycleway

Wairoa River Bridge Cycleway Underway

Work has started on the Wairoa River Bridge cycleway which will complete the final link in the Omokoroa to Tauranga cycle...
Bay of Plenty mural

DOC Unveil Two-storey Kauri Mural in the Bay of Plenty

On a chilled winter day, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Bay of Plenty community gathered to commemorate the mighty kauri...

Don’t Snag the Shags!

Shags are native residents of New Zealand most frequently seen near water often spreading their wings and basking in the sunshine.

Crafty Greerton Gears Up for Bombing

When Greerton’s blossoming cherry trees drop their colour and stand stark naked on the sidewalk, in steps Carol Power.

Charlie’s Lucky Escape

There have been four recent instances of cats being attacked by two or three roaming dogs in the Maungatapu area.

Capture Life’s Special Moments with your Camera.

Life is an ongoing series of “moments”, each blending imperceptibly into the next. Your job as a photographer is to capture...
Public transport

Public Transport Update

Hi, I’m Namouta Poutasi, the General Manager of Strategy & Science at Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana, and I am...
Maungatapu Fish and Chips shop

Maungatapu Chippie Changed Hands

Some of you might know George Davies from the Maungatapu Fish and Chip shop – he’s abit of an icon in the...
Floorball (aka Uni-hockey) is a version of indoor hockey that is growing in popularity across the world and now our community has the opportunity to get in on the action with this fun sport at the Trustpower Arena, Baypark.

Have You Heard? Floorball is Coming to The Bay!

Floorball (aka Uni-hockey) is a version of indoor hockey that is growing in popularity acrossthe world and now our community has the...
Malcom Bruce Beresford

In Loving Memory: Malcom Kidd (c.1932 – 2019, aged 86)

Malcolm knew I was going to write this column and he briefed me well. There is no space here to list his...

Overcoming Stress and Anxiety

In a world of increasing stress and anxiety here is some practical advice that may helpovercome stress and anxiety.

Mauao summit with Bay Waka Autumn issue 14 – video by Andy Belcher

At midday, on 5th January 2019, aerial photos with this video were taken over the summit of Mauao with the written permission...

One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

It was one of those autumn nights. You know, one that can’t make up its mind whether itswinter or autumn. But it’s...
Tod Muller Tauranga

When Counting Things That Matter, It Matters What We Count

This month I want to put a real focus on investment in infrastructure for our community. The city of...
Chef Stephen

Pork Belly: Sunday Delight

This pork belly is the perfect Sunday delight. Comfort food at its best. Bonjour everyone!
regional council at sea

Regional Council All At Sea: Now They’ve Hit A Rock

In my article ‘Regional Council all at Sea in its Dealings with NZ Bus’ I outlined significant failings of the BOP Regional...
Dear BOP Regional Council

OPINION: Bring Our Free School Buses Back!

Dear BOP Regional Council
western bay of plenty

Western Bay Adopts New Gambling Policy

No new gambling venues or gambling machines will be allowed in the Western Bay of Plenty under a new policy.

Trust Your IT Supplier and Mitigate Risk

Information technology (IT) is not yet a regulated industry. Similar to the trades, you can choose those that belong to a professional...

A Beautiful City

We all want Tauranga to be a beautiful city. I will refrain from using the word ‘great’ as that has recently developed...
By of PLenty District Health Board

High Patient Numbers at Whakatāne Hospital’s Emergency Department

Whakatāne Hospital Emergency Department has experienced ‘significant spikes’ in patient attendances in recent weeks with multiple 100-plus days. “We’ve...
Ngai Te Rangi

When One’s Salary Depends on Misunderstanding

Bureaucrats are the same all over this planet. You can tell them at any hui. The surface style of the bureaucrat may...
Western Bay

PressReader Brings the World to Western Bay Libraries

Western Bay library users have online, full-colour access to daily newspapers and magazines in New Zealand and around the world through the...
Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Mural Unveiling “Te Wao Tapu Nui o Tane Mahuta – The Domain of Tane”

The Department of Conservation Tauranga is hosting a public celebration for the mural unveiling of Te Wao Tapu Nui o Tane Mahuta...

A Warm Farewell

After nearly four years in the role, I will be stepping down as Chamber CEO in May. It’s been an action-packed four...

Calling All Local Body Candidates

The closing date for ‘Bay Waka’ Western BOP and Eastern BOP ‘Election Special Issue’ magazines is Friday 30 August 2019.
Greg Brownless

A Chat With Mayor Greg Brownless

"Life is a bit like a golf ball..." With elections looming I was keen to know more about Mayor...
Tauranga Property

Waterfront Pathways Enhance House Values

As a resident of the Avenues for many years, I’ve been watching the debate about theconstruction of a cycle path along our...
landlords tauranga

The Game Has Changed For Landlords

The arrival of Tremains in Tauranga means a significant shift in how property managers engage with people wanting to rent a property...
Kai Aroha

Kai Aroha – Food with Compassion, Kindness and Equity

Kai Aroha is a relief service to the community. We aim to alleviate the current poverty situation people are in by providing them with hot nutritious food and grocery items one night per week. Feeding nutritious food to our community is part of the healing process in helping people move forward in their journey to be free from poverty. Food opens the door to trust and develops confidence. Kai Aroha is a gateway to other services in the community. We listen to their stories and we connect them with community and professional services where needed.
The Yellow Peril

The Yellow Peril: The Story of a Yellow Rolls Royce

In July 2018, one Edward Summers from Germany told me that he had spent five years trying to find me because he...