Read more by Martine Pierhagen

Urban explorer: Tauranga

It’s been a long time coming, but new projects and initiatives are bringing vibrancy back to Tauranga’s CBD.


Tauranga Waterfront. © Katie Cox

Five great days out with kids in the Bay of Plenty

Out and about in Tauranga or the Western Bay of Plenty with the kids? Here are five things to do...

Loved by the locals: Tauranga

Although no one knows the exact amount, it’s been said that one million people walk or run up or around...

Tauranga: the perfect blend of city and laid-back lifestyle

Fast-growing Tauranga is becoming a city to be reckoned with.

Western Bay of Plenty: it's the beaches...

You can’t write about this region without mentioning what just about everybody praises about the place, locals and visitors alike.

Indulge: food and drink in Western Bay of Plenty

There’s a diner with a difference in Te Puke.

Indulge: food and drink in Tauranga

Whenever anyone asks me for a recommendation for a great place to dine, Somerset Cottage in Bethlehem is always the...

Loved by the locals: Western Bay of Plenty

If you like an easy walk that offers amazing views of Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty, I recommend...

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