Fast food employee’s rights

Sometimes, faking smiles for rude customers and coming home covered in grease and oil is the least of a fast food employee’s worries. While the fast food industry is raking in sales of around $11 billion in New Zealand each year, nobody really...... Read More

Improve the way you relate and work with others

Mandy Lacy specialises in introducing leaders and teams to new ways of improving team dynamics for both professional and personal development.  Mandy has hands-on experience when it comes to leading transformation, benefits realisation management,...... Read More

Serving up a delicious German experience

The much-anticipated Bayern Restaurant and Bar is now open on Wharf Street in the heart of Tauranga, serving delicious German food including schnitzels, pork knuckles, rouladen and eight German varieties of sausages. “We have many non-meat options,...... Read More

A pittance to pay for progress

The bus driver is venting in The Weekend Sun front office. To anyone who will listen really.   “Do they have any bloody idea?” He’s been manoeuvring his big yellow MAN 40-plus seater bus around construction sites, streets down...... Read More

Recycling mobiles for cleaner beaches

Lyon O’Neale Arnold is helping to save the planet, one mobile phone at a time. The Tauranga law firm’s Willow Street office is a collection point for RE:MOBILE - New Zealand’s only accredited mobile phone recycling scheme, and they’re...... Read More

Making it a lovely space

If you’re in the market for an updated bathroom, Tanya Nolan and Brian Williams from Bathroom Envy and BW Builders can help. “We offer a complete bathroom renovation service, and all your small renovation projects,” says Tanya. And...... Read More

A special seaside community

Whether you want a permanent home, a holiday home or a rental investment, Victoria Key’s gated community in Omokoroa is a perfect choice. Located on 30 Tory Way, stage two of the gated Omokoroa community is now on sale, with four homes still...... Read More

Be warm this winter

It just needs the mercury to dip to a wintry four degrees like it has recently to have us cranking up the heat pump, heaving another log on the fire and rugging up. But ask the guys at BOP Curtains and Blinds why you should invest in all of that heat...... Read More

Isabella’s learning the lingo

  Does the idea of having to give a speech send shivers down your spine? You are not alone, but if you are a migrant and English is not your first language, it is even more challenging.   Multicultural Tauranga’s Professional Speaking...... Read More

The ‘Babes’ of the business world

Forget handshakes and swapping business cards – instead, try making connections in a laid back environment. Boss Babe Brunch is a networking event for young women entrepreneurs to talk business, but more importantly socialise. Creator of Boss...... Read More

The place to find something for everyone

If you’re looking for something to do over the Queen’s Birthday weekend, why not combine art and craft with a weekend away in Waihi Beach. The iconic Waihi Beach Art and Craft Fair is back again for the 14th year, and organisers say they...... Read More

Resident satisfaction the greatest reward

Visitors to Carmel Country Estate Retirement Village are immediately taken with the welcoming feel and ambience of the award-winning retirement village. Owner Jason Rowling says because the village is privately-owned and operated, residents are provided...... Read More

When support is all you need

Sherryl and Terry Phillips can now enjoy each other’s company in their retirement years, with the freedom of holidaying when they want to and their son Corey realising his dream of independence. But life hasn’t always been like this for...... Read More

Expert from space inspires locals to play a part

How might we ‘grow plenty’ of ideas and entrepreneurs which ‘do good for the world’? By inviting all kinds of people together to generate ideas to solve major challenges, like feeding and watering people sustainably, now and...... Read More

Living wage employers scarce

There is a real danger that Tauranga will fall behind and become known for its low wages if employers don’t join the growing movement to pay their staff a living wage, says the E Tu union. The 2018 New Zealand Living Wage rate increased to $20.55...... Read More