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

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

painting Tauranga’s stories

Urban wall artist Alex McLeod has completed nearly 20 murals around Tauranga, delighting the public with his marine and wildlife themes painted across... Read More

Domestic cats - best in show

Ginger, tortoiseshell, grey, white, long or short haired – the mere moggy in all its mix breed glory still gets a chance to win awards.   The... Read More

Joel Shadbolt plays it forward

When music students at Papamoa College spent time focusing on performance this week, one of NZ’s leading musicians Joel Shadbolt came along too. As... Read More

Art that sustains a community

Creating a wearable art masterpiece made from rescued resources is the exciting challenge facing anyone keen to dive into the Sustainable Art Challenge. There... Read More

Double trouble in retirement

Writing about trouble in a retirement village has got Papamoa’s Denis Edwards into the national spotlight during a national emergency. But why... Read More

Silent sentinels of social distancing

For one day, staring out at sea, eight totara pou caught the attention of walkers who had ventured from their home bubbles to walk along Papamoa beach... Read More

Restaurant owner pays it forward

The restaurant business is a challenging one at the moment but one local operator is still finding a way to ‘pay it forward’. Rohan McClosky... Read More

There‘s no place like home

The Weekend Sun and Tourism Bay of Plenty have teamed up for the ‘No Place Like Home’ campaign. We will be profiling some of our sensational... Read More

Contactless combat training

Space for back-fist strikes, axe kicks, internet and a device, is all that’s needed to participate in The Martial Arts Academy’s live online... Read More

Anzac Day: Music from the heart

Grandpa's House - a new song for ANZAC Day from Nigel Masters and the Kokomo team. Commemorating ANZAC Day 2020, Tauranga, New Zealand - Written... Read More