Friday, August 17, 2018

Is the government blowing the budget?

On the 1st of July, the Government’s Regional Fuel Tax came into effect after the Labour Government put the House into urgency so they...

Volunteering BoP General Manager moves on after nearly five years

Volunteering BoP has accepted the resignation of its General Manager, Theo Ursum, who has taken a development role with Civil Defence, which also utilises...

Fiona McTavish: Incoming Chief Executive – BOP Regional Council

New Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chief Executive Fiona McTavish will have no problems finding her way around the organisation, as she’s been General...

Marty Grenfell: Incoming Chief Executive – Tauranga City Council

Incoming Tauranga City Council Chief Executive Marty Grenfell can’t wait to ‘get his teeth into’ what he knows will be a “complex, dynamic and...

Different Market – Different Thinking Required

Recently we have come off the back of an incredible market. If you were selling then, you didn’t need to do much in order...

Reflecting on creativity and landscaping

Most people have done some landscaping around their property that reflects their creativity, this is great but is often spontaneously inspired and not necessarily...

Bay Waka, BizoBike e-Bike offer

In our last edition (Issue 11) we wanted to extend to our readers an exclusive offer as good or better than that made by...

TECT – Election candidates galore!

Nineteen candidates stood for election to replace three of the Trust’s six trustees who are retiring by rotation from the Tauranga Energy Consumers Trust. The...

OPINION: Museum-Why we said, “See you later”

On 29 May 2018 our civic leaders voted down a motion to proceed with their own $55,000,000 museum project. We already have a significant dusty...

Sticks and stones

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me." It was a saying we used when we were kids, to push...

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Open letter: Dear Sir Spray of Plenty

Last Friday I awoke to a stunning sunny Friday in Te Puna, only to have it shattered by the sound of a groaning spray machine pouring Hicane...

It’s a celebration: The Centre – Pātuki Manawa to open

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is on the countdown to the opening of Katikati’s newest public facility: The Centre – Pātuki Manawa on Tuesday...

Mayoral mentoring reaping rewards for Cale

Cale Borell, a rangatahi from Te Puna, is more determined than ever to achieve great things having begun a mentoring and leadership programme with...

Through Andy Belcher’s lens – Tuna Kuwharuwharu (long finned eel)

The founder of Earthrace Conservation, Peter Bethune recently ran a photo competition looking for the best images of New Zealand’s endangered long-finned eels. It...

Tauranga hosts two free live performances of ‘SHOT BRO’

Diary 17th, or 18th August 2018 SHOT BRO – Confessions of a depressed bullet – Live performances from 7:00 pm To 8:30 pm – 17th...

16th Ave Theatre – The 39 Steps

Adapted by Patrick Barlow. Directed by Dylan Frewin. The 39 Steps at 16th Avenue Theatre will be the best night out you have all year,...

Treasured art auction

Run by the Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club, Treasured Art – the annual art auction and exhibition - is this year proudly sponsored by Volvo. Running...

The Bay’s own Community Orchestra!

Every community needs music of all kinds, and Tauranga is no exception. The area has an active arts scene and an important part of...

Turning Kids Lives Around Through Boxing

New to the Bay of Plenty and strongly supported by the NZ Police and community organisations, the BOP Youth Development Trust aims to inspire...

Why not meditate?

Many people are curious about mediation but wonder if it is suitable for them. The good news is that anyone can meditate! In fact, meditation...

Ancient and New Ways to Relieve Pain

Just reaching for medication to relieve pain is not the best answer; rather discover the cause of pain then help healing. Massage an ancient way...

Village Radio Museum – 1368 AM

Historic Village Radio Museum, call sign 1XT on 1368 AM, has been broadcasting from the Old Town Board Room and Library for 34 years. There’s...

The price of leadership is loneliness

The expectations of Māori leadership are immense. Our people demand a fearless warrior who will fight on their behalf, intellectually, physically, spiritually and politically. The...

Public speaking will take you anywhere

If you are looking for an edge for your small business, have you ever thought about joining Toastmasters? Huh? How would that help my...

Thought bytes: Drowning in the silicon sea – beware the bots!

There’s an ever-increasing list of issues that could keep you up at night: there’s an always-rising tide, or the relentless anti-bacon lobby, “Would you...

Westpac Tauranga Business Awards – new “Air New Zealand Corporate Sponsorship Award”

Anne Pankhurst, Special Projects Coordinator, Chamber of Commerce has announced, the Westpac Tauranga Business Awards are introducing a new award in 2018, the Air...

Westpac Business Awards are coming – here’s what last year’s winner says…

The journey for winning the “Service Excellence Award” at the Westpac Tauranga Business Awards began many years ago when we purchased the business of...

Keeping the business up and running

What would you do if a Key Employee had a sudden serious health issue and was unable to contribute in full? This can happen at...

Chef Stephen’s – Taste of Spring

Kia Ora everyone! Well, spring is at long last here! We’ve made it through the cold and wet winter months, daylight saving is around...

Get into worm farming today!

Tauranga City Council has been running worm composting workshops since 2003 to help residents to reduce the amount of organic waste they send to...

Reilly’s wickedly wonderful worm wee

My name is Reilly and I am eleven years old. Reilly’s Wickedly Wonderful Worm Wee is my business but Mum and Dad help me....

Memories on my branches

There has been a lot of talk about Kauri Dieback in the media recently. The closing of tracks in the Waitakere Ranges, and the...

Interim move for Omokoroa library and service centre

Omokoroa’s Library and Service Centre will be moving into a new building on the Western Avenue Recreation Reserve until a permanent home is found...

The garden to table programme – a need to sow the seed

Oropi School embarked on its ‘Garden to Table’ journey at the beginning of 2018 and has been steadily reaping the rewards. The programme provides children...

Alfie’s recovery from hypotherrrrmia, brrrr!

Keeping your pet warm with a cosy and comfortable place to sleep is a priority. Hypothermia (abnormally low body temperature) can be life-threatening and kittens...

Married 60-years. Let’s get married again!

On May 30, 1958, Aunty Bubby and Reg were married. In 2018, Aunty Bubby was adamant about renewing their vows. So, when Uncle Reg thought...

Is the government blowing the budget?

On the 1st of July, the Government’s Regional Fuel Tax came into effect after the Labour Government put the House into urgency so they...

Volunteering BoP General Manager moves on after nearly five years

Volunteering BoP has accepted the resignation of its General Manager, Theo Ursum, who has taken a development role with Civil Defence, which also utilises...

Fiona McTavish: Incoming Chief Executive – BOP Regional Council

New Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chief Executive Fiona McTavish will have no problems finding her way around the organisation, as she’s been General...

Marty Grenfell: Incoming Chief Executive – Tauranga City Council

Incoming Tauranga City Council Chief Executive Marty Grenfell can’t wait to ‘get his teeth into’ what he knows will be a “complex, dynamic and...

Different Market – Different Thinking Required

Recently we have come off the back of an incredible market. If you were selling then, you didn’t need to do much in order...

Reflecting on creativity and landscaping

Most people have done some landscaping around their property that reflects their creativity, this is great but is often spontaneously inspired and not necessarily...

Bay Waka, BizoBike e-Bike offer

In our last edition (Issue 11) we wanted to extend to our readers an exclusive offer as good or better than that made by...

TECT – Election candidates galore!

Nineteen candidates stood for election to replace three of the Trust’s six trustees who are retiring by rotation from the Tauranga Energy Consumers Trust. The...

Turning Kids Lives Around Through Boxing

BOP Youth Development Trust New to the Bay of Plenty and strongly supported by the NZ Police and community organisations, the BOP Youth Development Trust...

OPINION: Museum-Why we said, “See you later”

On 29 May 2018 our civic leaders voted down a motion to proceed with their own $55,000,000 museum project. We already have a significant dusty...

Sticks and stones

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me." It was a saying we used when we were kids, to push...

Get to know your rights

It’s just over a year since our frosty early morning blockade of our Right of Way - a last-ditch attempt to get Council’s attention...

Roundabout metering on two key Tauranga intersections

The Transport Agency, alongside Tauranga City Council, is putting in roundabout metering at two key intersections in the city. Traffic lights are being installed on...