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The Tauranga Mobile Library delivers library services to the City of Tauranga, 6 days a week.

The Mobile Library Bringing Books to the ‘Burbs’ and Beyond

The Tauranga Mobile Library delivers library services to the City of Tauranga, 6 days a week.
Assemble your K Valley biking crew

Assemble Your K Valley Biking Crew for 3rd March

Assemble your K Valley biking crew.
Tauranga City Council

Identify a Smart Team to Govern Tauranga 2019-2022

This city now more than ever before, demands a Council comprising a strong diverse team of individuals, dedicated to improving the whole of the City, not just its centre. For me the answer lies with us – the constituents – we are the ones who vote the Councillors in.

Matua Residents Now Receive Bay Waka

The residents of Matua welcome the opportunity to join the publication Bay Waka and share with the city the colourful history and stories of our suburb.
Technology for older friends

Technology of Today is Winning Older Friends

As Freemasons, we try to find useful and appreciated gifts for our Lodge widows each Christmas.
Environmental protection

Towers and Lines Over Our Harbour

Our dispute with Tauranga City Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council with regard to their issuing of a Resource Consent to Transpower to erect super poles at either side of the Maungatapu bridge and sling 100,000 volt lines across the harbour at this location continues.

More Flooding! Would You Like a Tsunami With That?

Many ratepayers received notice from Tauranga City Council four months ago that their properties had changed and were now considered more likely to suffer the consequences of a once in 100-year rainfall event. This set off a trail of diminished valuations, insurance policy exclusions and concern.
Paora Stanley

‘Ardern Confiscations’ Set to Hurt Tauranga

Over the next few months I will write articles that are designed to give people of Tauranga background information about the collusion at the core of the highly questionable treaty deal with a group of very small iwi from Hauraki known as the Hauraki Collective.
Maungatapu Marae vs Transpower

High Voltage Lines in Urban Areas

In 1994, State Owned Enterprise Transpower became owner of the national grid, which connects power generating stations to local power companies throughout NZ. Transpower wanted to upgrade its existing high-voltage line which went through Maungatapu, across Tauranga harbour on a large pylon in the middle of the estuary, and on to the Matapihi sub-station to supply power to the Mount and Papamoa.
ngai te rangi iwi

Trouble Coming…

For the people of Ngāi Te Rangi Iwi, the largest of the three iwi in Tauranga, 2019 will be focused on killing-off the intrusion by a group of Hauraki iwi who are trying to push their way into Tauranga.

Latest article

Speed Critical to a Better Recovery says Stroke Survivor

The fact that Barry Anderson is on his way to a full recovery after a major stroke is down to one...
Whakatane-based programme aimed at increasing the recruitment of rural health professionals has received recognition for its outstanding work.

Rural Health Programme Receives Student Award

A Whakatane-based programme aimed at increasing the recruitment of rural health professionals has received recognition for its outstanding work.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Kōkako Project Shows Council Community Funding at Work

Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s annual Community Matching Fund opens today with $140,000 available for not-for-profit community groups.

Council Boosts Community Matching Fund to $140,000

DWestern Bay of Plenty District Council has boosted its annual Community Matching Fund by $40,000 this year to $140,000 – and...

New Clinic Brings Better Support for People Taking Multiple Meds

Helping elderly patients who take multiple medications stay safe and well is the aim of a new outpatients clinic at Tauranga...

Bay of Plenty MS Faces Uncertain Future

Financial woes have pushed the Bay of Plenty Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society to the brink of closure, so members are rallying...
syphilis increase

Syphilis is On the Increase – Know How to Stay Safe and When to...

An increase in the number of syphilis cases across New Zealand, and including the Bay of Plenty, has prompted a sexual...

Flying Start for Pest-free Te Puna

Te Puna’s pest-free programme got off to a flying start on Saturday, 2 March, with more than 100 people attending and...
data collection

Poor Data Collection is Holding Our City Back

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is calling the Government to account for a lack of accurate data on Tauranga’s growth...

Global First for Tauranga

Business leadership is crucial, says Dr Graham Little, it is the foundation of our wealth, and with almost every person employed,...

Stray Dogs Captured by Council

Animal services officers from the Western Bay of Plenty District Council have captured a pack of roaming dogs that has allegedly...

KiwiCamp Location to Go Out for Consultation

Western Bay of Plenty District Council has put the new KiwiCamp facility at Waihi Beach on hold until next summer.

Groundbreaking Tauranga Prostate Research Could Improve Life Quality for Older Men

Groundbreaking research underway in Tauranga could improve the quality of life for older men worldwide with a common condition.

‘Wanted Down Under’ Television Show Doctor Returns to Tauranga

“We love New Zealand and I can’t see us going back to England now,” says paediatrician Dr Angus Goodson after starting...

Council Acts on Te Puna Village Feedback

Western Bay of Plenty District Council has made recommendations relating to the future development of the Te Puna Village commercial area.

Active Seniors and Retirees Annual Expo 23 – 24 March 2019

*  Lots to see and all for Free !!  * When: Saturday, 23rd March 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sunday, 24th March 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00...
Picture of Council member Fiona McTavish

Relief in Sight for Tauranga Bus Network with New School Service

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is exploring alternative school bus options to help make the Tauranga Urban bus service more reliable.
16th avenue theatre

Matinees on Sundays: 31st March and 7th April

Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda.
what is real love

What is Real Love?

Many of us believe love is a feeling of infatuation we get for someone we are attracted to, but what about the...
Bee sting

A Christmas Working Bee

Christmas day was a busy buzzy day at this clinic. Five dogs were seen that day and every single case was because...

Pain? Tension? Soreness? Headaches?

When the body is moving and functioning well, life can be productive. An integral part of that functionality is the nerves in...

Local Felters Fighting Fit for National Competition

A small group from Tauranga Creative Fibre have entered a National Creative Fibre Festival Competition, one of 13 teams nationally.
Eleanor Bodge Eldernet

Eldernet – NZ’s leading Online Knowledge Base for Older Adults

Bay Waka first met with Eleanor Bodger at the Tauranga Successful Aging Symposium hosted by SUPA NZ in October 2018. 
Surf Club

Surf Club Names Boat After Sports Official

Tauranga resident and Omanu Beach Surf Club member Bruce Matheson has been around surf boats for many years having started in...
Happy Puku

The Happy Puku is Much More than Good Kai

The Happy Puku as a concept came about when Te Tuinga Trust realised that to be a self-sustaining not for profit organisation...
hashtag street food

Hashtag Street Food: Street Food at its Finest

So, a Swiss guy, a Filipino girl and a Japanese girl walk up to a food truck…no really, it’s no joke! 
Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart – Creamy, zesty-Sweet and Rich

Kia Ora everyone! I must say what an amazing summer we've had. Absolutely marvellous. Now that everyone is back...

Zara McIndoe Principal, Otumoetai Primary School

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. What is...
jamie de la haye

Jamie de la Haye Principal, Welcome Bay Primary

Ma te huruhuru ka rere te manu Adorn the bird with feathers so that it can fly!
Tane Bennett

Tane Bennett – Principal, Maungatapu Primary School

I am honoured and humbled to be the new principal of Maungatapu school starting in 2019. I would...
Anisha at BaySwim

Anisha’s BaySwim Experience

I first started lessons at BaySwim with Anisha when she was 10-months old. At our first lesson the...

Water, water everywhere…

Cr. Paula Thompson Regional Councils are primarily responsible for the management of the region’s natural resources –...
Craig Nees

Tauranga Boxing Academy – The End Game is to Get Them into Work

In our Spring 2018 issue we wrote an article, “Turning Kids Lives Around Through Boxing”. “Bearing in mind, some...
Tod Muller

Grassroots Politics at its Finest

Where have the summer holidays gone? It’s almost as if you blink and miss it. While our community...

Regional Council all at Sea in its Dealings with NZ Bus

Bay Waka investigation – Monday, 11 February 2019, 10:00 PM Cr Thompson refers to bus service as a...
Candida albicans

Candida May Cause Memory Loss

 There are many different types of yeasts one called Candida albicans can cause mild or severe health problems. Candida...

Cyber Resilience

Kiwi businesses and individuals have long held the belief that “she’ll be right” and “it won’t happen to me”.

Running Your Business in the Cloud

We continue to see businesses moving to the cloud for more of their business processes. The cloud...