Kewpie Jazz Sunset Cruise delights

One of the highlights of the Easter Jazz Festival was the Jazz Sunset Cruise on board the Kewpie. For three evenings over Easter, lovers of Dixie jazz... Read More

Tauranga Lotto winner wins over $20k

A lucky Tauranga player has won $20,266 with Lotto Second Division in Saturday’s live Lotto draw. The winning ticket was bought from AJ’s... Read More

What‘s on - celebrations, sports and cow dump day

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday! The weather forecast is showing a fine start to the day, with possible morning fog. Cloud will be increasing overnight,... Read More

Something crafty for everyone

The Waihi Beach Art & Craft Fair is celebrating. This year’s fair is a celebration of bringing to the community what has become an iconic event,... Read More

Classic Flyers roars to life

The roar is deafening and it spits flames. And for anyone with the faintest attachment to flying and aircraft, that in itself must be worth the gold... Read More

Street dance, music and powerful message for youth

Unashamed Tauranga 2019 will be cranking out music, creative arts, entertainment, fun and powerful speakers tonight at Otumoetai College. Aimed at youth,... 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

Moving to the beat of their own drum

Some people hear the call of the drums and can’t help but move their feet. And some of them have banded together to make a social group of people... 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

What‘s on - pirates, cross country and fishing

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday! The weather forecast is showing a partly cloudy day with a chance of showers until the evening. Also light winds. It’s... Read More

Tauranga Zinefest - creating your own zine

I remember as a young child on our farm in Waiuku, smelling the ink from the rollers as my parents typed up a small publication on a stencil. They would... Read More

Tauranga band returns with a new album

It's been a long wait for Kokomo fans but the band are finally about to release a new album, with a tour planned to help promote their music. While... Read More

NZ’s largest film-making comp returning to the Bay

The Vista Foundation 48Hours is New Zealand’s largest guerrilla film-making competition, and is making its way back to the Bay of Plenty. Launch... Read More

Katikati College student wins solo/duo in SFRQ

Baypark was the scene for the Bay of Plenty upcoming musical talent on Saturday May 18, with the top 12 bands selected for the Smokefreerockquest regional... Read More

Warren Kilmister - sixty years of breeding budgies

Champion Tauranga budgie breeder Warren Kilmister is elated that his cobalt blue and green “big boys” won some of the hotly contested sections... Read More