Serious crime up across the country

With growing reports of gang tensions, drug crime and shootings, National can reveal the number of serious harm cases before the courts has increased... Read More

National weather forecast

This past week has followed the trend for the month of May, which has proven to be well below average for many places around the country in terms of... Read More

Nearly 200 earthquakes in 24 hours

An earthquake swarm of nearly 200 earthquakes near Whakaari/White Island started on Thursday. Over the past 24 hours the rate and magnitude of earthquakes... Read More

Council discuss pressing pause on projects

Putting a pause on some projects in Tauranga was heavily discussed during Annual Plan deliberation meetings that took place this week. Councillor Steve... Read More

Are these photos and paintings yours?

Natasha Curd messaged me asking if The Weekend Sun could help with a family mission. “My grandma’s late husband who passed away nearly two... Read More

Celebrate Matariki in Tauranga

Events celebrating the Maori New Year in Tauranga Moana will be taking place from late May to early July. Matariki is the Maori name for the start... Read More

Regional Council endorses regional refresh

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has endorsed a refreshed regional development framework. Coined Bay of Connections 2.0, the new framework is designed... Read More

The stories of NZ’s kiwifruit pioneers

I couldn’t wait to read Elaine Fisher’s new book ‘Seeds of Success - the Stories of New Zealand’s Kiwifruit Pioneers’.... Read More

Power cut in Maketu

Powerco have reported a power cut on Thursday evening in Maketu. The power was cut to 230 properties in Maketu at 9.09pm.  Power is expected... Read More

Clock ticking for landlords to insulate homes

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand is reminding landlords that they have just 40 days left to insulate their rental properties, or they could face... Read More

More than 1300 families off housing waiting list

In the first quarter of this year, 1357 families and individuals came off the state housing waiting list and into permanent homes, says Housing and Urban... Read More

New apartment hotel for Tauranga to open in August

One of the newest developments in Tauranga CBD is set to be completed ahead of schedule. The Quest Apartment Hotels development on Devonport Road is... Read More

Half of KiwiBuild homes snapped up within one day

Classic Builders has been inundated with inquiry about the KiwiBuild homes in Omokoroa, made available for sale last Wednesday. The eight KiwiBuild... Read More

Power cut in Te Puke

Powerco report there is a power cut on Monday evening in Te Puke. There are 680 Te Puke properties affected by the power cut which happened at 9.01pm.  The... Read More

Water maintenance on 11th Ave

Residents and businesses along 11th Ave will experience maintenance work from today. Tauranga City Council says maintenance work on water mains will... Read More