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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

people with placards in front of a building

Sporting codes unite to Lead the Cheer!

Sport Bay of Plenty, clubs and regional sporting organisations have united to launch Lead the Cheer! – a campaign that aims to foster a great sporting...
Photograph of the BOP Youth Development Trust boxing team and coach

Turning Kids Lives Around Through Boxing

New to the Bay of Plenty and strongly supported by the NZ Police and community organisations, the BOP Youth Development Trust aims to inspire...
a silhouette of a woman standing in front of the sun with her arm raised over her head

Ancient and New Ways to Relieve Pain

Just reaching for medication to relieve pain is not the best answer; rather discover the cause of pain then help healing. Massage an ancient way...
From left, front row, Harawira Haimona, Jemain Taifau, Michael Hagger, Henry Fa’afili. Back row, Ihaia Hartley, Te Ariki Iki, Lindsay Maclean.

Turning Kids Lives Around Through Boxing

BOP Youth Development Trust New to the Bay of Plenty and strongly supported by the NZ Police and community organisations, the BOP Youth Development Trust...
A billboard for the bay health clinic

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...
Long time Tauranga resident David Little with local, Antoon Moonen appreciating the brightly adorned side-line shelter at Te Ariki Park, painted by Tautoko Matehaere (a.k.a Sept). Photo: Andy Belcher.

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...
New York 40 classic class racing yacht "Rowdy", captained by Brendan McCarty on the path to victory in Antibe, France during the Panerai Classic series (September 2017).

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...

Heal acid reflux naturally

Frequent painful acidity, indigestion, and acid reflux can cause long term damage to your body so it is important to take action to resolve...

Better looking skin through skin analysis

Remember the panic when you discovered your first fine line or wrinkle? Aging comes with challenges like fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, etc. Questions...
a basketball sports court

Keep fit indoors over winter

Here’s an idea for blowing the winter blues away -  grab your neighbours/friends/colleagues and join a sports league. A new round of sports leagues is...

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Council-led Recycling

Western Bay To Consult On Council-led Rubbish And Recycling

Changes to rubbish collection and recycling in Western Bay are to be proposed through Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s 2019/20 annual...
The Harbourmaster Team gave children the chance to practice letting off their own flares

Serious Fun With Eels, Insects And Effluent

More than one hundred students from 10 Bay of Plenty schools enjoyed a day out discovering how to monitor and care for...
Tooth-conscious toddlers

Tooth-conscious Toddlers ‘Whakārohia te Māngai, Whakārohia te Hauora’ To Win Oral Health Challenge

Tooth-conscious mokopuna have battled it out to be named the Eastern Bay’s best for healthy mouths. Sixteen Kōhanga across...
Liza Schneider Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Council Helps Wildlife Tales Fly

Fostering kindness and respect for wildlife is the message behind a donation of children’s books to Western Bay libraries by Western Bay...
Martin Chadwick

Prestigious Fellowship Awarded To Bay of Plenty District Health Board Recipient For Fourth Time...

For an unprecedented fourth time in six years the New Zealand recipient of a prestigious award has come from the Bay of...
Toi Ohomai Graduation

Graduates celebrate achievements across the region

More than 1500 students are celebrating their hard work and tremendous achievements at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology's graduation ceremonies this week....

Impact Of Rental Property Tax Change Could Be Huge

The impact of a law-change to ring-fence rental property tax losses could be huge and sudden because owners absorbing loss with no...
Family

National target met after dramatic improvement in tamariki health indicator

Manaakitanga, determination and teamwork are behind the dramatic improvement of a Māori health indicator which has led to a national target being...

Council seeks input on bylaw review

Roosters, bees, parking, cemeteries and speed limits will all be up for public discussion this month as Western Bay of Plenty District...
Boundaries

Commission to assess boundary alteration application

The Local Government Commission has agreed to assess an application seeking the alteration of the boundary between Western Bay of Plenty District...
War on tenancies

Extra Rental Standards To Cost $7000 Per House

Papers obtained last week under the Official Information Act show that up to $7000 of extra spending may be required for each of the...
Cycleway works

Work Starts On New Cycleway

Work has started on the new cycle trail link between Paengaroa and Rotoiti and it could be opened temporarily for use over the Christmas...
Western Bay Museum exhibit Paula Gaelic

Western Bay Museum Remembers Those Who Served

The true heart of war service is reflected in the current Western Bay Museum exhibition in Katikati to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day...
Woodcrafters Guild Items

Tauranga Woodcrafters Guild Show

Tauranga Woodcrafters Guild Show Date: Friday to Sunday, November 23-25 Time: 10-4pm, Mount Sports Centre, Cnr Hull and Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui Displays and demonstrations by invited...
war on tenancies

Tenancy Fee Shows Failure of Letting-Fee Ban

The speedy appearance of tenancy fees shows that the attempt to legislate letting fees out of existence has failed, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler...
baby birds spring

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has arrived and with it our usual onslaught of orphaned and injured wildlife, mainly baby birds. Many of these are fledgling birds (usually thrushes...
kokako

Karanga Manu – The Call Of The Bird

I’ve always talked to manu (birds); I was raised that way. It was only a matter of time that I would duet with kōkako....
bizobike

Bizobike Update

Bay Waka has been working with leading e-bike manufacturer Bizobike in Belgium to offer its readers a once only opportunity to purchase e-bikes which...
Winning team

Tale Of A Deserving Win

You couldn’t find a more worthy or admirable team to win the WBOP Championship other than our Pāpaka U13 Rugby team. You couldn’t find a...
Friendship clubs

Friendship Clubs – What We’re All About

Friendship Club members were originally members of Probus, but some clubs in NZ decided to form our own organisation and left the Australian Probus...
Trustpower Rescue Helicopter

Rescue Helicopter Receives Donation

We were very pleased to receive a donation of $500 from the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club (BOP). This will be well spent on pampering our helicopter,...
Fish and chips

New Fish and Chips in the ‘Hood

If you’ve visited the Maungatapu shops recently you probably noticed the new kids on the block, Jacky, Christy and Bowen (4) who have opened...
A taste of summer

A Taste of Summer

"Here comes the sun" and that signals lighter fresh healthy dishes to be enjoyed with family and friends. The following recipe is a festive Lebanese...
Ellie the cow

Salutations From Ellie The Cow At Walnut Tree Farm

I once heard a spider say “salutations” and some pig seemed to like it, and it kinda took off from there amongst the farm...
Mindfulness Illustration

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is becoming a common term, but what does it actually mean? Mindfulness means not to forget. This can mean being aware of (not forgetting) what’s...
Homemade and healthy

Homemade and Healthy

Our Homemade and Healthy recipe book features 40 fabulous recipes for healthier lunchboxes and shared morning teas - only $25. Gifted to you from the...

Housing need report galvanises joint action in western Bay of Plenty

Housing need report galvanises joint action in western Bay of Plenty 13 December 2017 It will only get harder for people to own and rent a...
Photograph of Shane Beech on a jetski taken By Andy Belcher for action water phootography

Action On The Water

Through Andy Belcher's Lens Fast action on the water has always appealed to me as a photographer. It’s visually very appealing with water flying in...
Koha is knowledge

KOHA – The Gift of knowledge

Sir Apirana Ngata once said “It is the taiaha of knowledge that will win the battles for Māori in the future.” When creator Tommy Kapai...
Bay Venues

Bay Venues Goes Extra Mile For Child Safety

Bay Venues is going the extra mile to ensure the road safety of children transported to its OSCAR after-school care and school holiday programmes. “Extra...
Everyone doing their bit

If everyone did their bit

I read a lot of reports on what is happening nationally and across the Bay of Plenty. There is no shortage of matters of...
She is a hero

She needed a hero…so she became one

Was sitting in a Turkish café in Hong Kong recently having a quiet meal and the waiter Nevzat Durmus, sat down and started conversing. Man,...
finding love online

Looking For Love Online

Looking for love online is fraught with risk and adventure. In a worst-case scenario, we have heard about people making an overseas journey and...
PB Tech Computer

The technology specialists in town…

If you have never heard of PB Technologies listen up! PB Tech as they are commonly known have been a computer, phone and all...
Business in Whakatane

5 Reasons To Do Business In Whakatane

The Eastern Bay of Plenty is a great place to do business. Technology Support and Supply company Stratus Blue have set up base in...
Tauranga Kerbside Glass Collection

Recycling right with kerbside glass collections

Tauranga’s first ever, council-led kerbside glass collection service got underway on 1 October 2018. The service provided to every residential property in Tauranga, is expected...
Transforming internet coverage

Transforming Internet Coverage in the Eastern Bay of Plenty

Bay Waka wanted to talk with Evolution Networks Director, Mark Simpson about why he felt their offerings in the Eastern Bay of Plenty were...
Vibrant neighbourhood

Wake Up In A Happier, More Vibrant Neighbourhood

OPINION: We spoke about Tauranga’s need for an Urban Strategy in Bay Waka Issue 11 titled ‘Density done well’. Cities around the world are...
Opinion piece TECT

TECT – Unexplained

Opinion: In a previous article I concluded by saying, “TECT needs to explain to its consumers why, or if it is prudent for its...
Skin in the game

Skin In The Game Matters In An Uncertain World

US writer Nassim Taleb puts forward the idea that human societies are becoming more fragile through the systems, rules and regulations we put in...