Spotlight on local theatre – Part Two

  Last week The Weekend Sun shone the spotlight on three of our long-established theatres, each with their own fixed abode.   This week we look at some of the area’s newer theatre groups, who are making use of other locations around...... Read More

Trees come alive with knitted song

More than 40 trees in Greerton Village were ‘dressed’ this morning with artists and knitters using the theme ‘Depict your Favourite Song’. The popular annual yarn bombing got off to a fine start around 8am with many of the...... Read More

NZ to take part in largest military exercise

The New Zealand Defence Force is sending a warship, two aircraft, a helicopter and more than 300 personnel to take part in the world’s largest international maritime military exercise. Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18...... Read More

What’s On: Animal appreciation

Good Morning Sunners and welcome to a three-layered clothing day. The weather in Tauranga is expected to be partly cloudy with brisk westerlies and a high of 15 degrees. If this is a bit too chilly for your liking, be rest assured there are still...... Read More

Hamsters and hot rods - your weekend in photos

Hot rods and motorcycles, bearded dragons and hamsters - whatever your interests, something's bound to catch your eye this weekend.  Tauranga is boasting a jam packed schedule of events which cater to everyone from animal...... Read More

Arataki kindy celebrates 40 years in the community

It’s been a joyous occasion as children, their families, teachers, local iwi, MPs and community members have gathered together today to celebrate forty years of Arataki Kindergarten. The kindergarten has made headlines over the past few months,...... Read More

The ladies in red

I may be lacking in laugh lines and life experiences, but for one night I got to experience what it was like being the ripe old age of 50. The Red Hat Society is an international group for women created to connect like-minded women, make new friends...... Read More

Local climbers leap to nationals

It’s more than having fun and climbing up a wall. And it’s certainly more than mere child’s play. They scale the wall akin to a superhero, clinging on for dear life by the tips of their fingers, and they’re racing to do it the...... Read More

What’s on? Steampunk, Kiwifruit Cup and pets

Good morning SunLive readers and welcome back to the start of another weekend. It's full on here in the city this weekend and it all starts today - there's everything from furry friends at ASB BayPark Arena, to the races and even steampunk. If...... Read More

Detour delivers ectoplasmic delight

I always find opening night for any play to be somehow more informal than other nights. It could be just me wondering if the actors have first night nerves, so I make myself feel relaxed for their sakes, and ready to forgive any first night faux pas....... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.