the way we PLAY

Oh my, its a good time, here in the Bay! The best places to eat, drink, and be merry. We’ll feature artists, concerts, musicians, anything which makes you want to jump up and have some FUN.

UnderRated – Those Who Would Be Kings

Tauranga is known for many things, but contemporary introspective hip-hop music isn’t one of them. UnderRated were born from a shared vision of creativity...

Yvonne Todd – A Closer Look

With Auckland-based artist Yvonne Todd, you just never know what to expect. Her work shows that she enjoys pushing the limits. Her photographs are highly...

Nomad Restaurant and Bar

NOMAD is the brainchild of mother and daughter duo Debbie and Hayley Griffiths. “We spent a long time trying to figure out how to explain our food...

Celebrating 30 years of excellence: Somerset Cottage

People who care about food dine at Somerset Cottage. This beloved culinary landmark has survived and thrived for three decades because ...

Stuart Laing: My Car

Stuart Laing took a rather spur-of-the-moment trip down to Taranaki with his father 16 years ago and came back with a mustang ...

Award Winning Wine You Can’t Buy

John and Jenny Smith gave Kate Radburnd, one of the country’s most acclaimed winemakers, a bottle of riesling from their private vineyard ...

Le Marie Café and Restaurant

Le Marie Café and Restaurant is the newest resident in the Pacific Apartments opposite the Mount Hot Pools. Serving up traditional French fare in ...

Mr Miyagi Restaurant

Clearing the conscience of diners, the owners of George and Japanese restaurant Mr Miyagi are doing good food the right way.

Mind Full: Max Gimblett

Max Gimblett is arguably New Zealand's greatest living artist. He is back from his New York home to receive his award: Officer of the Order of Merit from ...

Hollie Smith – Beautiful Girl

Hollie posted this on Facebook. It’s a beautiful example of what she’s all about. Gentle-hearted and strong-minded. Vulnerable and raw ...