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Friday, April 19, 2019
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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...
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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...
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Memories on my branches

There has been a lot of talk about Kauri Dieback in the media recently. The closing of tracks in the Waitakere Ranges, and the...
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Alfie’s recovery from hypotherrrrmia, brrrr!

Keeping your pet warm with a cosy and comfortable place to sleep is a priority. Hypothermia (abnormally low body temperature) can be life-threatening and kittens...
Photograph of Welcome Bay Vet Clinic patient and advocate, Amber a Labrador

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...

Envirohub and SociaLink are on the job

With the furore of the election behind us, and regardless of how you voted, or who did or did not win on the day;...

Cat Fact Sheet – Time to bell the cat!

New Zealanders love native birds in their towns and cities. But a lot of us love our cats too. In urban areas, there are...
Tinker the black pet cat on a blue sheet background

Five Tips to Boost Your Pet’s Health and Longevity

Provide a loving environment – animals (and humans!) thrive when they are provided with a loving and environment where they are nurtured and...

A dusk to dawn bush experience

Experiencing the intensity of the New Zealand bush at night then waking up to hear native birds in a rousing dawn chorus. However for one...
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Who shot Cat the cat?

This x-ray belongs to a cat called Cat. Seriously, that’s his name – no typo. It’s the best his owner could come up with...

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
Barry Fredheim

The Relationship Between RV and the Market Value of a Property

One of the enduring features of discussions with property vendors is they want to talk about their RV, whereas my focus...
Neville Falconer

Changing Chairs

For co-owner of L.J Hooker BOP, Neville Falconer, entertaining an approach from Tremains was a big call. He says every business comes...
Hayden Duncan Property

Expect your Real Estate Experience to Sharpen Up

New entrant in the property market makes quick impact. With Tremains Real Estate entering the Bay of...
Anton Jones Tremains Property

Innovation Is What Tauranga People Will See

Anton Jones is well-known locally within real estate. An Otumoetai College old boy, Anton trained in valuation and property management before heading...
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Pest Free Te Puna kicks off

Te Puna is launching a rodent attack next month to start the ambitious goal of a pest-free Te Puna.