Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Healthy Kai Burgers

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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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...
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Generous scholarships available to students at University’s new Tauranga campus

With the University of Waikato’s new Tauranga campus taking shape, the future is looking especially bright for tertiary students opting to study in the...
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Press Release: They’re Just Paintings at The Incubator Creative Hub Gallery

Shortly after retiring early, Paul McDonald a lifelong artist, suffered a brain aneurysm. To say that the first year after the aneurysm was truly horrible would...

Career shift scores Council job for engineer

A bold career change at the age of 35 took Trent Deakin from a call centre desk to his first gig as a project...

Introducing the new Bay of Plenty Health Consumer Council (2018)

Eleven people have been selected to the newly established Bay of Plenty Health Consumer Council (BOPHCC).    The council will work in partnership with the...

Community pharmacy service convenient and speedy says Warfarin patient

Convenience, speed and accessibility mean people are increasingly looking to their local pharmacies for services they may have traditionally accessed through their GP. Lupe Poe...

Special women thanked for 50 years of volunteering

Two very special women who have been putting smiles on children’s faces for nearly 50 years are being celebrated. Doreen Birchfield and Debz Turner are...
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Council fund seeds school garden project

Nurturing life is part of the learning at Oropi School where pupils are discovering the rewards of growing their own food. The Kokako Gardens, which...

The Charitable Stage Company presents ‘Moonlight’

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...

Kent Leung – Volunteering BOP

We recently caught up with Kent Leung, a volunteer for the St John Health Shuttle, to find out a bit more about the Health...
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Helen Jackson – Volunteering BOP

We recently spoke with Helen Jackson, Volunteer Coordinator for Go Getters – Access in Action group. This amazing lady helped establish the Go Getters...

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 ...along with the desire to lend a hand to their community, the Waihi Beach Volunteer Coastguard squad is...

Championing kiwi care

Meet Carole & Koro... Koro the kiwi is gaining hundreds of young fans around the Western Bay during his visits to primary schools with carer...

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) – 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...

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...

Enrol your children to give them the best start in life

As a parent do you want to give your child the best start in life? Giving our kids a brighter future by ensuring they have...

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...

BOP tops quit smoking rate in NZ

The Bay of Plenty’s free Stop Smoking Support service, Hāpainga remains top of the country for its successful quit smoking rate. New Zealand has 16...

National dance company supports ‘get moving’ health initiative

Hospital patients have been treated to a performance from a national dance company as part of a month-long initiative to get people moving. Footnote New...

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...

War on tooth decay in the Bay

Free dental care was provided in the Eastern Bay township of Taneatua recently in a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) exercise with the Bay...

Award winning artist gifts painting to hospital after heart attack

When Tauranga artist Graham Baker started feeling tired and taking regular afternoon naps, he thought it was just a part of getting older. Then pains...

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...