First Covid vaccines arrive in Tauranga

  The Te Moana a Toi (Bay of Plenty) vaccination programme kicked off today with 28 workers at the Port of Tauranga receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech... Read More

New art gallery opens in Tauranga

Tauranga’s vibrant art scene is growing with the addition of a new art space in Te Puna.   Tauranga’s glitterati and arty crowd celebrated... Read More

Brutal filmmaking

Despite the shift to alert level 3 for Auckland, and to alert level 2 for the rest of NZ, the nationwide Vista Foundation 48Hours competition is still... Read More

Online concert ending Christchurch commemorations

A free concert in Christchurch's botanic gardens as part of the city's 2011 earthquake commemorations will go ahead today as an online-only event,... Read More

New direction for Mount businesses

The Mount Business Association, formerly Mount Mainstreet, has a new chair and a new direction for 2021.   Last week the board voted in 37-year-old... Read More

Events hit by alert level changes

Events around Tauranga as well as the rest of New Zealand have been cancelled or postponed today following the return to alert level 3 for Auckland and... Read More

Vinnies needs more vollies

They’re the silent superheros of the community. They’re there when you call, they’ll do whatever they can to help, and they do it without... Read More

C4 street food life - food that starts with ‘c’

“What’s a churro?” I ask while visiting the C4 street food truck at Tauranga’s Village Night Market. “Is it like a sausage?” The... Read More

Good times at love the Western Bay fun days

Having a say in the future of the Western Bay couldn’t get more fun.   Western Bay of Plenty District Council is hosting a line-up of free... Read More

Gear up for Bike Day

  For those keen to explore the Te Puna to Omokoroa cycleway, an exciting family bike day is planned for March.   “We’ve run... Read More

Brisbane 2032 Olympics promising for NZ sport

The IOC (International Olympic Committee) is in ‘targeted dialogue’ with the Brisbane candidature to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic... Read More

Neighbour denies defacing artwork

The man accused of defacing his neighbour’s artwork claims the allegations are false. The Weekend Sun reported last week that Welcome Bay resident... Read More

Community generosity results in seven prams

  A letter that ran on The Weekend Sun’s letters page last week has stirred up a flurry of kindness in the community. ‘Avenues Sun... Read More

Schoolteachers support Katikati trust

Jopie Heuseveldt, who turned 90 over the weekend, has been a fan of Katikati College for decades. She and her late husband, Kees, immigrated to New... Read More

Epic weekend in store for Tauranga next month

  The Silver Ferns, the Blackcaps and the White Ferns, as well as the Royal New Zealand Ballet, are all set to shine in Tauranga on March 6-7,... Read More