New outreach approach to Rongoā in Rotorua

A new “community outreach” approach is being taken to teaching Rongoā (traditional Māori healing) in Rotorua. It’s giving students... Read More

Rotorua Christmas tree takes flight

In a year we won’t forget, this year’s community Christmas tree will be one to remember! In place from December 1, the 2020 Rotorua Christmas... Read More

Creating new futures for Bay of Plenty youth

  After leaving school two years ago, Ezra Harvey has had some casual work but nothing long lasting.   Since being accepted into the Imagine... Read More

Air NZ give away 20,000 Airpoints Dollars

Santa Claus has been visiting the 14th Ave Dairy in Tauranga with Air New Zealand to sprinkle some magic after a tough year. Air New Zealand is giving... Read More

A bout of fundraising

Disadvantaged Bay of Plenty youth are to benefit from not one but two fundraising events to be held over the next fortnight. Te Aranui Youth Trust provides... Read More

Spellbinding Scheherazade

Arabian nights and fantastical tales will create an afternoon of spellbinding music next Sunday afternoon. More than 50 musicians will take to the stage... Read More

Calls for musical talent to come forward

  A Bay of Plenty community orchestra is on a mission to give young musicians a platform to exhibit their talent.   Next year they will... Read More

City guardians back on patrol

“Tri-bloody-umphant”.  That sums up how many inner-city business owners feel about a Rotorua Lakes Council u-turn that saw the return... Read More

Krystal’s caring shines through

Rotorua’s Krystal Roberts has been having a very busy but successful 2020.   In the third and final year of her He Korowai Ākonga... Read More

Trick or treat? Safety in the street

It’s Halloween tomorrow night and police are encouraging caregivers and parents to ensure their little devils, demons, dementors and dragons are... Read More

Tauranga bridge player wins regional tournament

Tauranga Bridge Club player Graham Young has won the Judith Howard League for 2020. The seven nominated Howard League events were originally planned... Read More

Winning return at speedway grand opening night

Former New Zealand Sprint Car champion Jamie McDonald made a winning return to the sport at the Baypark Speedway 2020-21 Grand Opening on Saturday night. The... Read More

Nepalese celebrate Dashain with special event

This evening the Nepalese Association in the Bay of Plenty will be celebrating Dashain in Paengaroa. The Hindu celebration will include musical performances,... Read More

A new way to love your local

  A new site is aiming to simplify the web experience for small businesses by giving them tools to maximise people’s online interactions... Read More

Te Puke hosts creative writing course for migrants

  Welcoming new New Zealanders to Te Puke has taken a different approach this month with the offer of a free creative writing workshop for migrants,... Read More