Elin and Jonas Tawharu — Surfing Siblings

Jenny Rudd meets two of the world’s top junior surfers, brother and sister, Elin (15) and Jonas (17) Tawharu. They have grown up surfing on their doorstep, here in The Mount.
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Yasamin — Foreign and Familiar

When you come from IRAQ you don’t get to tell your parents that you want to be a musician.

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Walking Beauties

Since the Whakatāne Staycation feature in the spring issue, we have been flooded with people telling us they’d been over there to enjoy the walks, sunshine and ice creams. OKOK, we get the picture, you like WALKING! We send new Tauranga locals, Kseniia and Alex, to explore three of the best walks in the Bay.
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Terrace Kitchen — Rotorua’s New Flavour

Jo Romanes tells us about her new venture, TERRACE KITCHEN, on Tutanekai Street.

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Make Some Noice!

What do a marketing strategist, an occupational therapist and a paper and pulp account manager have in common? By night, they transform into SUPERSTAR DJs.

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Life’s a Beach

We love escaping to the beach or getting away to the family bach, but with some smart design ideas and cost-effective styling, you can turn your property into a relaxing holiday retreat year round. 

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Kitchen Perfection

Some days it feels like the kitchen is the only room in the house. So, invest in this space, and have it designed by someone who REALLY knows kitchens — you’ll be forever grateful. 

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Boom Town

We talk to Shane McConnell of GJ Gardner Homes, Tauranga, about investing in new builds and how to get involved.

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Angela Fleet — A Fresh Start

Many new residents in the Bay have undergone career changes in order to settle here. Angela Fleet and her husband, Nick, welcome us into their newly renovated bach on Tweed Street in The Mount to tell us about Angela’s NEW DIRECTION.

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Wish for Fish

It’s one of those rainy spring days when running from car to interview leaves me sopping. Today, Bryce is bed-bound after his chair short-circuited in the wet. 

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Yo Delicious

TREAT YO-SELF this summer with a cool one from Mt Maunganui’s Yo and Co where we found fresh, fruity, full flavours and extra warm service.

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Relaxed Grandeur — Eagle Ridge

Nigel Herbert and Deborah Reid show us round the newly opened Eagle Ridge — their luxury lodge, wedding and function venue nestled into the Ohauiti Hills with BREATHTAKING VIEWS of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui.

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Mike Rudd — Memories

I remember the facts — the sights — the smells — the sounds — the journeys — the accommodation — the meals — the schools. But I don’t remember how I felt.

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Race me!

I’ve never been one of those people who gets excited about cars. But that has all changed, thanks to Jaguar allowing me to scream around a racetrack…

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Verity Johnson’s Holiday

I’ve never had a beach holiday. I’ve heard about them, I’ve read about them, I’ve dreamed about them, but I’ve never had the proper Kiwi, beach-and-bleached hair summer holiday where everything is covered in salt and sunscreen.

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Whakatane — Staycation

Why go anywhere else when you can have an amazing holiday right here in our own backyard? Local JIM ROBINSON has drawn up the perfect itinerary for a weekend of adventuring in Whakatane.

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The Curiosity Project

Tauranga locals Stacey Smith and Joy Tahere decided to wake us up by creating the Curiosity Project, to both excite and ignite curiosity. Informal, monthly, evening workshops taught by some of the Bay’s finest…

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