Using the power of the sun

New Zealand's first on-road, solar-powered electric vehicle charger, ‘Electric Station', is now open to the public following an official opening this week. The Electric Station was formally opened by Minister of Transport and Tauranga... Read More

Building exactly what you want

When Bevan and Lisa Hyland decided to build their new home, they decided to build with Signature Homes – a good decision, says Lisa. “It's the first time we've built so it can be a bit stressful, but we were taken through the... Read More

Mystery of missing ‘boy’ continues

A request went out recently to The Weekend Sun readers asking for help to locate a missing statue of a small boy that once sat in Tauranga's Robbins Park. Tauranga local Merilyn Anderson read the article, and recalled having a photo in her possession... Read More

Tinetti enters stage left

It was a cruel catalyst for change. Just one dark moment in early-January. It didn't make the newspapers or the TV, and no-one saw it coming. A 20-year-old committed suicide and it ignited the social conscience of a Tauranga school teacher. “He... Read More

Free-to-air AB’s gathers momentum

It couldn't have happened at a better time for New Zealand First. MP Clayton Mitchell's anti-siphoning legislation – the bill which would return the All Blacks, the Kiwis and the Olympics, all sport of national significance, to live... Read More

A rare double medal honour

A rare awarding of two New Zealand Cadet Forces Medals occurred in town this week – to honour two people who have each given 12 years of service to Tauranga's 16 Squadron ATC Tauranga Air Cadets. Flight Lieutenants Lynn White and Adrian Edwards... Read More

Painting the town

If you hadn't noticed already, the train doors at Memorial Park have been jazzed up. Local artist Jan Morrison has taken the blank canvas that was six tunnel doors and created an interlocking masterpiece of a story. “Three of the doors –... Read More

Will you take this woman…again

“I have done one thing few men have done,” says Tauranga identity Trevor Blaker reflecting on the 36,500 days or 100 years he has engaged with this planet. “I married my wife twice.” It wasn't just an affirmation of his... Read More

A theme party like no other

Tauranga residents are invited to a three-day festival of music, arts and sustainability held on private farmland deep in the heart of the Waikino Valley in Waihi next month. Sundaise is a three-day festival of music, arts and sustainability, with 60-plus... Read More

A mountain of a challenge

Fifty times, 50 days, in anticipation for her big 5-0. Yes, Tauranga woman Ann Wicken from R.I.S.E Food and Fitness will summit the equivalent of Mount Everest-and-a-bit using the mountain right here in our backyard. Ann will be taking part in the MORE... Read More