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Most of us learn early on that lurking down back alleys is something to be avoided, but this is one occasion when it will prove to be a journey of artful discovery.

The Ripple Effect

I lost my husband Campbell to suicide in March 2017, three days after our 21st wedding anniversary. He was 50, a highly intelligent man of many skills and talents who led a life rich with adventure, passion, and kindness.

Lakeside 2018 – Whenua #itsabouthome

On Saturday, 17 February we will celebrate our own, amazing depth of home-grown talent. Rotorua punches way above its weight for producing New Zealand’s most talented performers. This is Lakeside like you’ve never seen before!

The Trustpower Photographic Exhibition 2018 winners are announced!

9-year-old takes out supreme prize in region’s showcase outdoor photographic exhibition From more than 2090 entries judges tonight announced 9-year-old Lulu Boorman as the supreme...

Bryan Adams rocked Tauranga!

Bryan Adams absolutely blew the ASB Stadium apart! What a way to start 2018. We spoke to the rock god before he arrived in Tauranga. UNO./...

Taaniko – Meet The Woman In The Mural

If you’ve driven down Totara Street recently, chances are you’ve seen it. A young Māori woman’s striking features, painted by famous Irish street artist Fin DAC, embellish a 7-metre-high wall in what has become one of The Mount’s most recognisable murals.

The Editor’s Diary: where have you been? 16 – 22 October

I am in show-booking mode. All the ticketing websites have my details saved, as that’s my thing at the moment. 

Emma Prill – It’s A Colourful Life

Iconic Bay of Plenty artist, Emma Prill, opens up her studio and takes a wander through the garden with Talia Waldegrave.

Сaitriona Fallon – Riverdancer

Сaitriona Fallon’s stunning performance in Tarnished Frocks and Divas' 2017 show, Zoetica, has established her as one to watch. WORDS LIZ FRENCH IMAGES GEORGE NOVAK...

Best Of The Bay Weekend (30 September – 1 October)

Indulge your love of fragile flowers or you inner nineties grunge this weekend. Best of the Bay Weekend has you covered!

The editor’s diary: where HAVE you been? 18-24 September

The highlight of this week has been taking Mat away on a date. I think it definitely ranks up there on the special date-ometer!

Four reasons to visit Mt Maunganui ROCK FEST this October

The annual ROCK FEST has taken the local music scene by storm. This is the rock event of the year, it's a must see.