Local News

Artistry under darkness

With 11 artworks illuminating Tauranga’s urban landscape this week – to bring creativity vibrancy to the city – The Weekend Sun talks... Read More

Waiting game resumes

Despite the Government announcing New Zealand’s borders will open at the end of July, a Mount Maunganui gift and souvenir shop owner is still playing... Read More

New name, same beautiful sound

Tauranga choir Everybody Sings has started up again after months of Covid closure – and it has a new name. The un-auditioned choir is now called... Read More

Heavenly hot pools in the Bay

If it’s tranquility you seek, you’ll find the perfect place to unwind in the Bay. This region is home to many geothermal hot pools including... Read More

Crafty show in Waihi Beach

Queen’s Birthday weekend is the time when, for the past 17 years, you can visit the iconic Waihi Beach Art & Craft Fair. “This year will... Read More

Support for mums opens new chapter

A New Zealand-wide charitable organisation with a focus on lending new mums a helping hand are welcoming in the Tauranga community with their newest... Read More

Honouring a good fellow

Bethlehem resident Tony Grayburn is no stranger to the workings of Rotary. And being a member of different Rotary clubs for 54 years he is well-versed... Read More

Feeding food trucks

With the colder weather creeping in over the ongoing impacts of Covid-19, Tauranga’s food truck owners are struggling to make ends meet. “Most... Read More

Rotary does a world of good

Emerging from the haze of Covid-19 for the past two years, five of the Bay’s Rotary clubs will join together to share what Rotary is all about... Read More

Bringing back cinematic opulence

What started with a pair of art deco doors from the Tauranga Regent Theatre, will now open up a world of creative opportunity to the community with the... Read More

Mates’ epic double-haul!

What began with two teens quietly fishing at their favourite secret spot, ended up drawing a crowd of cheering spectators as they fought to land two... Read More