Saturday, June 23, 2018

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Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust Annual Public Meeting

On behalf of the Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust we wish to invite you to our Annual Public Meeting on Monday 2nd July at 7.00pm. We are thrilled...

Coastguard – every boatie’s best friend

United in their love of the sea, topped with the desire to lend a hand for their community, the Waihi Beach Volunteer Coastguard squad...

Koro and Carole champion kiwi care

Koro the kiwi is gaining hundreds of young fans around the Western Bay during his visits to primary schools with carer and Otanewainuku Kiwi...

15th Avenue Corridor Improvements Project

Community engagement on the 15th Avenue Corridor Improvements Project is now underway You can learn more about the concepts that are being discussed with the community,...

Dirty Dusting – 15 to 30 June 2018 (Comedy)

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...

Micro-volunteering – The Way of the Future?

Smartphone apps such as ‘Volunteer Me’ and ‘Collaborate’ are helping volunteers donate their time in short, efficient bursts and ‘not for profit’ organisations can...

Young People and Volunteering – What’s in it for Me?

Volunteering in New Zealand is changing We have an aging population of volunteers of a more traditional era with a work ethic of turning up...

Community discussion starts on Omokoroa Domain upgrade

Finding a balance between retaining the lovely character of the Omokoroa Domain and foreshore while making sure the area caters for growth and multiple...

Volunteers hold Omokoroa’s safety net

Giving something back to the community is at the heart of their desire to volunteer, say those at the helm of the Omokoroa Community...

Special screening – Oceans 8 at RIALTO Tauranga !! – ARCHIVE ONLY

Diary now - Wednesday 13th June 2018, 7:30 pm! Tauranga Waldorf School's Class 5 are busy fundraising for their upcoming Olympics camp. They have created...

New name reflects sense of community in Katikati

The Centre - Pātuki Manawa will be the name of Council’s new multi-purpose building in Katikati. Community feedback last year showed mixed supported for Pātuki...

Creative Sparks @ Escape! – ARCHIVE ONLY

The creative conversations that museum objects can inspire is the idea behind the Creative Sparks event at Tauranga’s Escape! festival on Sunday, June 3. Organisers...

Conservation link brings MPs to Aongatete Forest 

Conservation link brings MPs to forest A link to New Zealand’s most famous conservationist brought two Members of Parliament to Aongatete Forest last week. Don Merton,...

Minister in Rush to Sign Deal Before Hauraki Collective Collapses

April 16, 2018 In further signs of disarray within the Labour-led government, the Minister for Treaty Negotiations is rushing to sign a $100 million treaty...

Kaimai community skate park on a roll

Kaimai community skate park on a roll Kaimai School’s new community skate park is drawing the crowds and creating exciting changes to the pupils’ skill...

Introducing A People’s History of the Bay of Plenty – Sunday 15th April

Tauranga Writers is introducing A People’s History of the Bay of Plenty to its contributors and others Sunday 15th April 2018 2-4pm at Greerton Library. You are warmly...

By-election candidate Cook tasks Tauranga City Council to Reduce Debt and Embrace Elderly

PAID CONTENT - 5 APRIL 2018 Cook tasks Tauranga City Council to Reduce Debt and Embrace Elderly "Flip Tauranga city’s debt on its head and partner...

The urban agenda: what will New Zealand’s new government bring for towns and cities?

By a long term past resident of Maungatapu - Dr Jenny McArthur, PhD, B.Eng(Civil)Hons, B.Comm., UCL Almost 90% of New Zealand’s population is urbanised. Getting...

Mayoral mentoring embraced by Cale

Developing leadership in young Māori Cale Borell wants to be a leader one day and he has already started networking his way to the top. Cale,...

New date for Doggy Day Out

DOGGYWOOD The 2018 Doggy Day Out will be held on Saturday, 28 April – at the Omokoroa Western Ave Sportsground, having been postponed due to...

Taonga Tauranga – 3rd Speaker Event

Promoting  discussion – The Tauranga museum as an economic and social game changer. In this the third of our breakfast presentations we bring to Tauranga...

Funding the Museum. Is there another discussion to be had?

Let’s talk about our public wealth One thing we’ve not been very good at in Tauranga or for that matter the wider Bay of Plenty...

Funding the Cost of the Museum

Funding the Cost of the Museum Let’s stop and think about what’s happening with our city. We become the fastest growing urban centre in the...

Guide for TCC LTP submission – Visioning Our Future

Tauranga City Council’s Long Term Plan 2018-2028: guide for submission Visioning Our Future, by Peter McKinlay The Council’s consultation document is available at here: TCC Long...

Interesting Museum Stuff

Interesting Museum Stuff We have put together what we think is a really interesting collection of reports, think pieces reviews and so on looking at...

Support a FREE school bus trial for the BOP region?

Our local Councils are asking for feedback on plans that will shape the future of Tauranga... We imagine a Tauranga that is easy, safe and...

Urging Tauranga youth to have their say on a new museum for the city

9 March 2018 Urging Tauranga youth to have their say on a new museum for the city An essay competition is being launched to Tauranga’s secondary...

Tauranga Museum as Magical Theatre

A great presentation this morning (Wednesday 7th March 2018, Tauranga Club) from Ken Gorbey setting out a vision of what a modern museum could...

Cliff Road Proposed Museum site – Tauranga

CULTURAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT Prepared by Buddy Mikaere for the Ngai Tamarawāho Environmental Unit Why is this the absolutely right site for the Tauranga Museum? It’s all...

The Perfect Murder – ARCHIVE ONLY

16th Avenue Theatre The Perfect Murder (Mystery/Comedy) 9 to 24 March 2018   By Peter James Directed by Melissa Osgood Synopsis: Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for a very...

Taonga Tauranga – About Us

Taonga Tauranga is a group of local residents who are committed to promoting widespread and informed community discussion about the potential of the proposed...

Taonga Tauranga – For our kids!

Promoting  discussion – The Tauranga museum as an economic and social game changer. The second in a series of public breakfast sessions where experts in...

The Great ‘K Valley’ Adventure Race – Saturday 3rd March – ARCHIVE ONLY

When: Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 12:30pm - 4:00pm Where: Kopurereua Valley Reserve - 17th Avenue West (adjacent to Historic Village). What: Think scavenger hunt, mountain biking, map reading and puzzle solving, by...

First of three Omokoroa cycleway bridges underway

Work has started on building the first of three bridges for the Omokoroa to Tauranga Cycle Trail. The bridge restores the link across the Jess...

New Zealanders overwhelmingly want a society which is “colour blind”

What Waitangi Day means to me In the last issue of Bay Waka, I welcomed the fact that voters had ejected the Maori Party from...

Te Maire Martin rides into town

Up and coming Kiwi league player, Te Maire Martin, who is currently playing for North Queensland Cowboy’s in Australia, was home in time to...

Maketū Gentleman’s Club (MGC) community connections

What does the Tauranga Waldorf School and the Maketū Gentleman’s Club (MGC) have in common? The answer is, 2017’s class Four, or 2018’s class...

History of the Maketū Gentleman’s Club

70 members living in New Zealand and Australia In 2000, as the new millennium dawned over the seaside village of Maketū five childhood mates with...

Amber recovers

Amber is a seven year old Labrador Cross dog who does regular hospital visits, where her gentle and lovely nature no doubt brightens the...