Member Publications

The Weekend Sun, Tauranga

Physical address 1 The Strand, Tauranga
Postal addrress PO Box 240, Tauranga
Editor Cayla-Fay Euinton 07 928 3671
Sales Manager Dave Pearmain 07 578 0030



ABC Audited for 66,600 circulation covering the entire Western Bay of Plenty area.

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Publication Details

The Weekend Sun is the Bay of Plenty’s most respected and widely read newspaper with the region’s largest circulation.

The Weekend Sun covers every mailbox from Waihi Beach in the north, through to Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa and Te Puke in the south. This massive coverage also includes more than 11,000 rural delivery addresses.

Cover Price

Rates on Request for Casual, Contract and Agency

SunMedia Ltd
Cayla-Fay Euinton
Advertising Manager
Dave Pearmain
Casual Advertising Rates

Casual Advertising Rates

Casual ROP $7.35pcc BW

Agency Casual $7.80pcc BW

Readership Profile

The Weekend Sun is the most read newspaper in Bay of Plenty 83,000 readers per issue. Source Nielsen CMI 2 Year Provincial Q1 2014- Q4 2015. This reflects the broad range of ages and interest groups that read our paper.

Our readers are interested and involved in their community. If it’s happening in the Western Bay of Plenty, they hear about it through The Weekend Sun. We are proud to be the only locally owned newspaper in the region and strongly encourage reader input. We enjoy excellent community goodwill because of this.

Weekend Sun readers come to us to find out about local and national issues affecting our community, upcoming events, the arts and entertainment scene, opinions from city leaders and letter writers, and what’s happening with local businesses, schools, sports groups and clubs.

The Weekend Sun’s regular weekly features are a great success with readers and advertisers alike, covering everything from building and buying a home to health and beauty. No other paper in the region allows so many businesses to share their news with the public.

Delivered to more than 66,600 urban and rural households and bsuinesses throughout the Western Bay of Plenty every Friday. Reaching three times more homes than the average daily newspaper, The Weekend Sun has one of the largest print runs of any newspaper in the country.