Media Providers

List of local and national media providers of arts, culture, heritage and general interest


SunLive is the leading local news website for the Western Bay of Plenty with Breaking News, Weather, Sport, Lifestyle, Rural, Automotive and What’s On. Being accessible via desktop, mobile, tablet or iOS/ Android app means viewers can be up to date with news as it happens, when it happens. SunLive is one of the most viewed news/magazine websites in New Zealand. SunLive’s website has 570,000 weekly page visits, 1 min 35 sec average session duration, and 50,000+ social media reach. Find out more here.

The Weekend Sun

The Weekend Sun has a weekly circulation of over 69,000, delivered to homes and businesses throughout the Western Bay of Plenty. Their coverage extends from Waihi Beach, Katikati, Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Papamoa, to the outer edges of Te Puke. Find out more here.

  • Bay of Plenty Times: Daily newspaper and website covering local news and opinion, including high-profile BOP columnists, obituaries, world section, sport, business, employment and classified ads. Find out more here.
  • Katikati Advertiser: Has a proven history of being the community voice for the Katikati community. Find out more here.
  • Te Puke Times: Keeps the Te Puke district, including Papamoa Beach, Maketu, Pukehina, Pongakawa, Paengaroa in the know with local and community news. Find out more here.
Bay of Plenty Live

Targets locals, domestic visitors and international tourists via digital, print, web, radio, and TV. Designed for local content providers and event organisers. Curation and user driven. Find out more here.

focus magazine

Bi-monthly business and lifestyle magazine designed to raise the profile of local women and businesses in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato. Covers a range of themes including health and wellbeing, style and design advice, mindset, business and travel. Find out more here.

Our Place Magazine

Our Place Magazine celebrates Bay of Plenty locals and tells their stories, from fashion and design, the great outdoors and environmental issues to people doing life-changing work in our city. Discover the best places to eat, drink and shop, and all the best events. Their content is all connected by the theme of community. Find out more here.

UNO Magazine

UNO Magazine is based in the Bay of Plenty but reaches beyond. Their reader is 30-55, male and female, a home owner, dines out, travels, is entrepreneurial, and is active. Their reader is motivated by community, health, adventure, DIY, and trends. They have a 75,500+ readership, and the magazine circulates airport lounges and stores nationwide. Find out more here.

Pāpāmoa Post

Pāpāmoa Post are all about celebrating their local community and telling their stories. Pāpāmoa Post is a new, free monthly newspaper delivered to 12,200 households in the rapidly growing area, as well as to cafes and waiting rooms. From the Sandhurst Drive area to the end of Pāpāmoa Beach Rd and everywhere in between, they’ve got it covered. Find out more here.

Lizard News

Lizard News has a print run of 11,000 including mailbox deliveries from the Wairoa River at Bethlehem to Waihī Beach, through the rural & urban areas of the west of the Western Bay of Plenty District; Te Puna, Whakamārama, Matakana Is, Ōmokoroa, Pahoia, Apata, Aongatete, Katikati, Tahāwai, Bowentown and Athenree. Find out more here.

The Big Idea

The Big Idea is an online hub, providing daily news updates, the latest jobs and opportunities, events as well as ideas and inspiration from across the creative industries to help individuals and organisations create their own success. With over 50,000 members; 1.4 million page views, over 35,000 social media followers and 1.8 million email newsletters sent each year they are the largest, online resource for the arts in New Zealand. Find out more here.


Playmarket produces an annual publication about theatre in Aotearoa over 12 months. Subscribers are playwrights, producers, actors, directors, theatres and schools nationwide. 1500 copies are distributed, 300 of which are overseas. Find out more here.