Sun Media rocked onto the local publishing scene in 2000 with a free weekly paper The Weekend Sun, Coast & Country News and incorporating the Bay’s boating and fishing mag Waterline.
In the years since, the list of products has grown to include New Farm Dairies, Bay Driver, Life+Style, MySpace Magazine and Show Home Guide.
Created by partners in business and life, Claire and Brian Rogers, Sun Media filled a much needed gap for a lively, Bay owned and operated ‘local’ paper. The couple brought huge experience into their new venture, having both had careers in newspapers, magazines and publishing. Supported by a skilled and friendly staff, Sun Media found immediate success.
Coast & Country News is now the Bay and Waikato’s leading rural publication, providing a vital news link for farmers, orchardists and lifestylers, with their country supply companies, contractors and rural service industries.
Waterline Magazine, the region’s favorite watersport and boating magazine, recently re-launched for its 22nd birthday – bigger, brighter and with an increased circulation! Waterline holds a treasured place as a local glossy boating mag in the saloons and coffee tables of active local boaties, and clubs as a valuable and informative publication for the central North Island boating scene, loved for its longevity, honesty, balance and newsworthy content.
New Farm Dairies is New Zealand’s most comprehensive guide for farmers planning a new farm dairy construction. It showcases a range of the newest farm dairies in the country, offering farmers a vital, in-depth reference for their own dairy products.
Bay Driver is our comprehensive motoring lift-out publication which covers new and used vehicle sales and information on the latest trends. It is published every fortnight, alternating weeks with our go-to guide for all things Life+Style.
MySpace Magazine is a unique free magazine launched to capture, captivate and motivate the energetic and increasingly growing local design, build and renovation market. When searching for ideas for your dream home or how to improve existing property with the latest styles and trends, look no further than MySpace!
Show Home Guide makes creating your dream home a little easier with this region’s own smartly designed publication showcasing the latest Showhomes. It is a comprehensive guide for potential buyers celebrating the vision and practical skills of local people behind the scenes of the newest homes here in the Bay.