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  • Students get the edge

    Hard-to-teach students from three more Western Bay schools will now have access to a unique programme to lift their self-confidence and improve their learning thanks to a $15,000 grant from BayTrust.

  • Be in the moment with Stella Clark’s works of art

    Artist Stella Clark enjoys the “mark-making” process and makes use of different objects for the creation of different patterns.

  • Inside story on author’s journey

    Tauranga historian and author Debbie McCauley will speak of her journey from inspiration to publication in Katikati later this month.

  • Frustration over SH2, rural roads

    Last week frustrated residents attended a public meeting organised by Coromandel MP Scott Simpson. They voiced their concerns about the region’s transport needs which they felt were continually neglected in favour of other projects around the country.


    EVENTSAbbeyfield Antics: A classic murder mystery play put on by Katikati Theatre Group. The Arts Junction on August 10, 17 and 24. Tickets from The Arts Junction information desk.

  • Birds a favourite to paint

    Val Helm did not pick up a paintbrush until she retired.

  • Pine’s testosterone-fuelled potential

    Pine pollen containing a rare natural source of plant-based testosterone could prove a goldmine for New Zealand’s forestry sector.

  • New library gets the green light

    It’s taken more than a decade of talk, but Waihī Beach is set to welcome a new library.

  • Fluoridation vs Three Waters

    The director general of health requires Western Bay of Plenty District Council to fluoridate two of its water supplies but Mayor Webber says there are “several important questions which need addressing” (Katikati Advertiser, August 4).

  • Going green in visitor sector

    The first cohort in Tourism Bay of Plenty’s The Green Room sustainability programme have graduated.

  • Honouring the Bay’s best

    Nominations are now open for the 2022 Forsyth Barr Bay of Plenty Sports Awards.

  • Weather cool but Katikati teams run hot

    Katikati Golf Croquet Tournament Weekend, July 31


    We only had one green available which meant we had eight outside teams and eight Katikati teams playing.

  • Phone scammer claims to be from PlayPal

    July 25-August 1

  • Best volunteer lifeguards recognised

    Dedicated volunteer surf lifeguards, coaches, instructors, and athletes have been celebrated at Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Awards of Excellence, which took place at Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club on Saturday, July 30.

  • New hub for budding young horticulturalists ready to grow

    An ongoing fundraising campaign has come to fruition and Katikati’s horticultural centre is ready to take root.

  • Enjoying the ‘way of the shed’

    Barbara Newton quips she was destined to be involved in the sheep industry.


    Waihi golfers finally enjoyed a whole week of good weather, but the highlight of the week came on Wednesday when popular ladies player Kristine Gascoigne scored her first hole-in-one.



    Hospo award for parkAthenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park took home the ReviewPro Spirit of Hospitality 2022 Award at the National Holiday Parks New Zealand conference in Christchurch. The owners are humbled by this award because they have owned the business for just over two years. The title is awarded based on customer feedback received from guests in online reviews.

  • Enjoyment to be had out on water

    Omokoroa Boat Club, August 7

  • Back together at last

    Two weeks.

  • Back together at last

    Two weeks.

  • The Katikati Community Health Trust has John Macaskill-Smith as guest speaker at its AGM next week.


    Last week brought some respite for Katikati ambulance crews with 30 calls attended. Twenty three of these were in the Katikati operational area, the remainder ranging from Pyes Pa to Paeroa.


    UNDER A CAVERNOUS BLUE SKY, I swapped the urban beats of Brisbane for a quick escape to Moreton Bay.

  • Employment hub to smooth way from school to work for area youth

    Katikati’s new employment hub for youth was opened officially on Friday night.

  • Chance to question candidates

    If you could ask those standing in this year’s election anything, what would it be?


    AT EXACTLY THIS TIME for the past three years, our magnolia has flowered. You can probably see it from your place — wherever you live. I was seduced into buying it about seven years ago because it was smallish (The Landscaper likes that) and looked relatively mild-mannered. And I was further convinced by its name ‘Little Gem’. Perfect, I thought.


    Katikati ambulance crews attended 42 calls last week, 33 of which were in the Katikati operational area, the remainder ranging from Waihi to Papamoa Beach.

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