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Bonjour - Kia Ora Well it’s time for a bit of comfort food as the winter chills set in with these delicious healthy Kai Burgers…easy...

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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

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 – Register today!

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...

Maketū Gentleman’s Club – Poker Run 2017 – ‘Every which way but lost’

Every two years in November the Maketū Gentleman’s Club’s (MGC) Poker Run is held. The first thing you hear is the roar, when nearly...

Lifestyle changes can help prevent cancer

Almost everyone in NZ has either suffered from Cancer or known someone who is close to them suffer from cancer. However, few realise almost...

Exciting times for the Children’s Garden in Welcome Bay

New owners for The Children’s Garden Preschool and Childcare in Welcome Bay Homely and sized accordingly, while connected to the local communities of Selwyn Ridge...

Implementing zero waste behaviours within marae

Para Kore Marae Incorporated is a community-based, not-for-profit, Māori organisation (by Māori, for Māori) established in 2008 to deliver waste minimisation education and training...

Teddies on Call at Tauranga Hospital Emergency Department

Emergency Departments are frightening places when you are small, unwell or hurt. The people you meet seem bigger and if you are in pain it...

Local business digs deep for Club

No more shivering in the wind and rain at Te Ariki Park in Maungatapu, home stomping ground of the 2016 Baywide Premier Champions, Rangataua...

Brendan McCarty sailing towards the next Olympics 2020

Greerton residents, Lyn and Graeme McCarty enjoy tracking the achievements of their youngest son Brendan who lives in Valencia, Spain. For the past 4 years Brendan...

Taonga Tauranga

Promoting  discussion – The Tauranga museum as an economic and social game changer. The first in a series of public breakfast sessions where experts in...
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Books from our own backyard

Writers in the Bay. Plenty to be proud about. He’s known as Mattie to family and friends, and is now officially author Matthew Schwass with publication of his...

Ready for Turret Road change? Let’s go.

Bay Waka - Issue 10 - City Councillors Corner With the new Maungatapu underpass to Welcome Bay opening soon, a cost-effective solution is being suggested...

Kidz Rule! Prize draw!

Download this picture for colouring in! Read on if you want to to go into the draw for a really cool remote-control pet cockroach! To win,...