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Popular cosmetics retailer Mecca Maxima opens in Tauranga

After opening stores in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, it was just the right time for the first Mecca Maxima in the Bay of Plenty.

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In focus: transformational workshop and other things we loved

New places we have discovered, food we’ve enjoyed and events that have made us happy – here’s a glimpse into our lives.

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Are Lime e-scooters coming to Tauranga?

Great news: Lime e-scooters app might be actually coming to our city really soon!

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Creativity in the Bay of Plenty: Kinsa Hays

Kinsa Hays is an award-winning author and poet. She’s also an artist.

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The Dawn Musher – NZ Dry Land Mushing

One Sunday mid-July, focus writer Millie Freeman arrived in Rotorua, pre-dawn, to watch a little-known sporting event taking place in the Kaingaroa Forest near Waiotapu, and chat with a Tauranga woman who is totally hooked.

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In focus: Focus On Women Expo and other things we loved

In focus is a fortnightly, online update on things that the focus team has loved.

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Welcome to Xanadu – a pre-loved book store in Papamoa

Don’t worry folks – we’re not talking about the 1980 fantasy film with Olivia Newton John…

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focus Birthday pop-up in the sun

What better way to celebrate focus magazine’s second birthday than with a mouthwatering lunch on a beautiful winter’s day.

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