Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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’ – ARCHIVE ONLY

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...

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...

Dvorak’s Cello Concerto and Bruckner’s 6th Symphony – Baycourt – ARCHIVE ONLY

The Bay's own Community Orchestra 12th August 2018, 2:30 pm Every community needs music of all kinds, and Tauranga is no exception.  The area has an...

ROUND 2 “STEPPING OUT” auditions at 16th Ave Theatre

AUDITIONS: Stepping Out - Round 2 Due to a number of people not being able to make it to Stepping Out auditions the directors are...

The Charitable Stage Company presents ‘Moonlight’ – ARCHIVE ONLY

Theatrical dance production to support Vector Charitable Trust in Te Puke Deserved of our support, 'Moonlight' is the outstanding new theatrical dance production performing at...

Dirty Dusting – 15 to 30 June 2018 (Comedy) – ARCHIVE ONLY

16th Avenue Theatre Dirty Dusting - 15 to 30 June 2018 - (Comedy) By Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood Directed by Denis Smith  Synopsis - When three cleaners, Olive, Gladys and Elsie, are...

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Tenancy reforms miss the main point — unpaid rent

Evidence obtained on Friday under the Official Information Act shows that Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s tenancy law tinkering misses the main issue, which is...
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History – ‘Tauranga – Bay of Plenty’

If anyone knows the year of this documentary please comment below!

Steinway Open Day Sunday 21 October, from 10 am

STEINWAY OPEN DAY RETURNING TO BAYCOURT THIS LABOUR WEEKEND! Local musicians can tickle the magnificent ivories of Baycourt Community and Art Centre stunning Steinway D-274...

Complaints show problem with heaters in rentals

Complaints that 15,000 heaters installed in Housing New Zealand properties don’t heat give the appearance of an epic blunder and show a problem with...

Minister, there is an economic reason for letting fees

A claim by Housing Minister Phil Twyford that letting fees were unfair and had no economic rationale shows naivete unbefitting of a Minister, Tenancies...
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Speak Up for Freemasonry – Episode 8

<--- Episode 7 Episode 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. (Begin) Episode 1 --->   Episode 8 of this series sees host, Barry Rushton, talk to Steve Simms from the Birkenhead Brewing Company. Speak...

Homemade and Healthy – recipe book to nourish the body and soul

Fundraising with a difference! Home grown, from a small school community right here in the Bay... When I joined the Tauranga Waldorf School Playgroup with my...

Te Kaha GP’s work with trainee doctors recognised

An Eastern Bay GP who goes above and beyond to train the next generation of doctors has been recognised with a prestigious award. Te Kaha...
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Council helps Te Puke marae revitalise Pā site

The transformation of a Tapuika pā site in Te Puke has been made possible with the help of community grant funding from Western Bay...

Council helps in kōkako release to Ōtanewainuku

Western Bay of Plenty District Council staff took part in an expedition to relocate kōkako to Ōtanewainuku Forest in Oropi early this month. Council’s Community...

Owners and insurers need compensation after meth fiasco

Owners forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars refurbishing rental properties based on a discredited methamphetamine test deserve compensation, as do their insurers,...

Cultural art works breathe life into University of Waikato’s new Tauranga Campus

In the short space of a year, the landscape of Tauranga's CBD has changed dramatically. The University of Waikato's new Tauranga Campus is gradually revealing itself...

Why don’t trashed tenancies lead to jail time?

A series of high-profile cases of trashed rental properties raises the question of why the perpetrators manage to avoid jail time for wilful damage,...

Government should heed rental property owners selling up

A headline today saying “Bay of Plenty landlords pull out of property market over new tenant rights” is evidence of the likely impact of...

Memorial Pool Opening on Labour Weekend

Your favourite summertime hang out is due to reopen on Saturday, 20 October (Labour weekend). Memorial Pool will open with a ‘splash’ with a pool...

Our community Chess clubs are places to be!

The Mount Maunganui RSA and complimentary Tauranga RSA Chess Clubs are the places to be when it comes to a 'friendly game of chess'. The...
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OPINION: Every Cancer Can be Cured in Weeks explains Dr. Leonard Coldwell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgbdNNfotwM&feature=related The idea that cancer needs an acidic environment in which to survive is not new. In simple terms Dr. Leonard Coldwell, explains about the idea...

Horse riding on tighter rein at Tuapiro Point

Horse riders will continue to have the use of Tuapiro Point but with some changes to where horses can be ridden, so that areas of...

If you like trout, think about catfish

All it would take to cause irreversible damage to our lakes and tributaries is one person transporting a catfish or its eggs to a...

More Equal Societies Are Better For All

Response to Interim Report from the Tax Working Group The Equality Network* welcomes the Tax Working Group (TWG) interim report. Reducing income and wealth inequality in...
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Speak Up for Freemasonry – Episode 7

<--- Episode 6 Episode 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. Episode 8 ---> Freemasonry spans generations and in tonight's episode, we talk to the youngest and oldest members of the Orewa 360...

Sporting codes unite to Lead the Cheer!

Sport Bay of Plenty, clubs and regional sporting organisations have united to launch Lead the Cheer! – a campaign that aims to foster a great sporting...

Rental property questions the Government refuses to ask

The Government fails to address some key questions while proposing sweeping changes to tenancy law and rental property standards, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler...

Bay Conservation Alliance launches with big aspirations for nature conservation

Bay Conservation Alliance launched on Friday 21st September 2018 as part of National Conservation Week and with the support of Conservation Minister Hon. Eugenie...

Tauranga city centre Access to Water project receives Judges’ Choice Award

Tauranga City Council’s Access to Water project at Tauranga’s waterfront received the Judges’ Choice Award last night at the inaugural Bay of Plenty Property...

Melbourne Cup Charity Auction – Tuesday, 6 November 2018

When: Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm Where: ASB Stadium Lounge What: 2018 Melbourne Cup - Charity Auction & Long Lunch Join us! For an afternoon of fun and entertainment,...

Treasured Art Auction 2018 – Saturday 10 November

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

Waiata, waka and hinaki for our Kaituna – 30 Sept, 10 am to 2...

Waiata, waka and hinaki will all be part of an interactive day on the Kaituna River this weekend. 30 September, 10 am - 2 pm Te Maru...

Why do Tech Elites stop their own kids using cellphones?

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Kauri Point Reserve road to be repaired

The roadway down to the harbour within Kauri Point Historic Reserve is to be repaired to enable access to the jetty and boat ramp. The...

International recognition for Tauranga Hospital healthcare initiative

A Tauranga Hospital healthcare initiative has been recognised for its excellence at an international conference held in Australia. A team from the Bay of Plenty...

International Day of Older Persons – 1 October 2018

It is time for older people to stand up It is time for older voices to be heard It is time to shape policies and environments...

Wanted – community civil defence champions

Champions to help in a crisis are the pieces of gold being sought in Western Bay communities by newly appointed Emergency Management and Community...

The Future of Work in the Cognitive Era – ARCHIVE ONLY

When: Monday, 15 October 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Where: Memorial Park 53 Eleventh Avenue, Tauranga South What: ITP Tauranga with IBM present 'The Future of Work in the...

2018 Tauranga Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration – ARCHIVE ONLY

The 2018 Tauranga Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration, will take place on 8 September 2018 at The Strand, Tauranga. The festival includes interactive traditional cultural activities...

One more winter to clean the air Rotorua

Next winter is the last winter Rotorua residents will have to use their old wood burners before regulations are enforced. Old wood burners, multi-fuel burners...

Ageing Gracefully in the Era of Artificial Intelligence – 15 October 2018 – ARCHIVE...

When: Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Where: Club Mt Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga  What: Successful Aging Symposium SUCCESSFUL AGEING SYMPOSIUM A Leading-edge Tauranga 2018 Event  Insights and opportunity...

Council receives funding for freedom camping

Western Bay of Plenty District Council has been granted $340,000 to help manage freedom camping over the coming summer. Council applied to Government for additional...

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...