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  • Board decide against permitting sport rock climbing on Mauao
    Board decide against permitting sport rock climbing on Mauao

    Ngā Poutiriao ō Mauao, Mauao’s Joint Administration Board,
    has decided not to approve the use of sport rock climbing routes on Mauao in a recent Media Release. Read the full verdict below.

    Full Media Release:

    The decision, made at the Board's 22 July meeting, comes in
    response to an application by the rock-climbing community to be granted
    permission to climb on specified routes on the maunga.

    The Board’s decision was made in line with the Mauao
    Historic Resource Management Plan, which outlines that the Board include
    consideration of the effects on a rare fern, wāhi tapu sites and public safety.

    The Board held overall concerns about the health and...

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  • Burgers, burgers, come get your burgers!
    Burgers, burgers, come get your burgers!

    Wahoo.....Burgers, burgers, come get your burgers on Monday nights in Feb and Billy and his incredible team will give $5 from each burger to support our kids at Homes of Hope. The burgers are awesome, some of THE best in town, you won't be disappointed! Last time I looked, Trip Advisor had CBK rated as no. 8 out of 300+ restaurants here in town. Won't surprise me if they get to no. 1 sometime soon. Pick up the kids (it's family-friendly), share this with your friends or make a date with them to head on down and we'll see you...

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  • Tauranga gets free city parking
    Tauranga gets free city parking

    Tauranga City Council offered free parking in the city centre when the country moved to alert level 4 on March 26. The suspended fees were in place until June 10th when the Country moved into Level 1. Now, the Council has decided to 'trial' the free parking for a longer period of time. Starting now, parking in the city centre will become free for the public with one change. 

  • Oktoberfest is back!
    Oktoberfest is back!

    Oktoberfest is back and better than ever for 2020!

    From the creators of Gincredible, brings a new event series called “Experience the World from Here” event series. It will start right here at the Tauranga Historic Village. From lederhosen and dirndl, schweinshaxe pork roast, bratwurst sausages, brezels, cheese, stein band and other traditional and contemporary entertainment. Match this with beer, wine, steins, low and non-alcoholic options and you've got a recipe for absolute awesomeness! 

    It'll be happening at the end of next month, the 31st October 2020!

    Hurry though, tickets are limited and you'd be crazy to miss out! Check out our event listing for all the details and more! 

  • Big Buddy launches in Tauranga, providing support for boys without fathers in their lives
    Big Buddy launches in Tauranga, providing support for boys without fathers in their lives

    Currently, there are approximately 893 Fatherless Boys in the Waikato
    Region and around 48,669 Boys aged 7-14 living in solo parent families around
    New Zealand. Big Buddy, a New Zealand organisation, works to tackle that issue and provide father figures for the young boys of NZ.

    In a recent Media Release, Big Buddy announced its launch in Tauranga,
    extending the much-needed service beyond Auckland, Waikato, and
    Wellington.  Big Buddy provides support
    for boys who don’t have fathers in their lives, matching them with a volunteer
    Big Buddy who, quite simply, shows up, spends time and comes back - providing a
    consistent source of support and friendship that often...

  • New World Brookfield supermarket eatery first of its kind in NZ!
    New World Brookfield supermarket eatery first of its kind in NZ!

    New World Brookfield has opened a brand new eatery, the first of its kind, at the centre of its supermarket. Featuring Tacos, freshly-squeezed juices, poke bowls and an open plan dine-in space.

    The new eateries called 'Ha! Poke Bowls, 'Ha! Juices' and 'Taco Joint' complement the store’s existing café which is famous for its great quality coffee and wholesome food. The store café is set to add pizzas, burgers, and other hot meal options extending its offering into the evening for quick and easy dinners. 

    Almost 5 years in the making, Brendon Good, New World Brookfield owner-operator saw an opportunity to maximise...

  • 2020 International Youth Silent Film Festival finalist's announced
    2020 International Youth Silent Film Festival finalist's announced

    The International Youth Silent Film Festival (IYSFF) New Zealand organisers have announced the lucky finalist's for the Top 15 films of the 2020 competition!

    Due to the impacts created by the COVID outbreak, the organisers have made the difficult decision to switch to a streamed version of the 2020 IYSFF NZ National Awards Final. The 15 finalist films and the awards show will be available to view via Baycourt Community & Arts Centre’s Facebook page on Friday 16 October, starting at 6pm.

    The IYSFF is a global filmmaking competition that challenges filmmakers, aged 20 and under from the United States, Australia, The Middle East...