Double trouble in retirement

Writing about trouble in a retirement village has got Papamoa’s Denis Edwards into the national spotlight during a national emergency. But why... Read More

Silent sentinels of social distancing

For one day, staring out at sea, eight totara pou caught the attention of walkers who had ventured from their home bubbles to walk along Papamoa beach... Read More

Restaurant owner pays it forward

The restaurant business is a challenging one at the moment but one local operator is still finding a way to ‘pay it forward’. Rohan McClosky... Read More

There‘s no place like home

The Weekend Sun and Tourism Bay of Plenty have teamed up for the ‘No Place Like Home’ campaign. We will be profiling some of our sensational... Read More

Contactless combat training

Space for back-fist strikes, axe kicks, internet and a device, is all that’s needed to participate in The Martial Arts Academy’s live online... Read More

Anzac Day: Music from the heart

Grandpa's House - a new song for ANZAC Day from Nigel Masters and the Kokomo team. Commemorating ANZAC Day 2020, Tauranga, New Zealand - Written... Read More

Business time for the Weekend Sun

The long night of lockdown is over and The Weekend Sun is coming back over the horizon. Expect it in your letterbox on May 1. Tauranga and the Western... Read More

Relax with the Weekend Sun

Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty readers can still get their fill of local community news from The Weekend Sun even though we are not back in your... Read More

Migrants speak through words and art

Local writer Nina Payne is one of 25 migrants who have contributed to the book, Mixed: Creative Writing by Newcomers to Our Shores. An author with... Read More

Book worms turn to crime in lock-down

Mystery, crime and thrillers are leading the way when it comes to reading habits over the past few weeks. Online borrowers are particularly enjoying... Read More

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