City Life

These fat brothers are thinking big

Proudly and defiantly, unhealthy fast food – everything fat, nothing green, nothing vegetarian, nothing vegan. That was the business model that... Read More

Green space gobbles house

The Tauranga City Council is planning to remove a tidy, three-bedroom house in Pyes Pa to provide a second access to the park and playground behind it. The... Read More

The big OE just got smaller

Tauranga woman Kelly Rice provides a perspective on being far from home during an international crisis.   OPINION: We left the mighty shores of... Read More

Partial eclipse of The Sun

  The Weekend Sun will not be printed for the next four weeks.   Management advises that an extensive, free news service will continue to... Read More

Essential businesses to stay open

  New Zealand is in lockdown but Bay of Plenty people can still connect through Sun Media’s news website: and can now find... Read More

Help your neighbours

  People are being urged to build support networks in their community to ensure the needs of vulnerable people are being met.   Age Concern... Read More

Rekindling the love

  It’s time to start reading our way out of a crisis.   Books a Plenty shut its doors on Wednesday but already had a number of loyal... Read More

Brian versus the bug

It’s taken a global and viral ‘nasty’ to silence the man who won’t be silenced. Brian Cotter, the 90-year-old tonsils on the... Read More

A different approach to ANZAC Day

  ANZAC Day across New Zealand will be different this year due the widespread of cancellations of ANZAC Day remembrance services.   The... Read More

Looking after the pennies

  There’s a big 2/6d glistening in the pile, a two shillings and sixpence, a half crown.   That was enough to buy a pack of 20 Matinee... Read More

Dancing goodbye to the Dance-O-Mat

  It’s been jumped on, beat up and hen pecked but now the Dance-O-Mat on The Strand has to step aside.   The purpose-built dance platform,... Read More

Continuing nursing through Maori

  A former Filipino nurse is right at home in her new role with Maori health.   Maribeth Perez comes from the Philippines, trained as a... Read More