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We are extremely grateful to the sponsors and supporters who made the 2020 events possible and whose contribution helped raise essential funds for Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty. Please choose our supporters when you shop and do business - supporting those who support the community means we all share in the success of a thriving, compassionate community that's there for you when you need it most.

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Air Chathams has been bringing New Zealand’s regional communities together by air for over 30 years. Privately owned and operated by Craig and Marion Emeny of the Chatham Islands, the airline provides a convenient, quality and reliable service that has cemented its reputation for looking after people.  Air Chathams flies the fastest direct route for Whakatane, Whanganui and the Kapiti Coast and is the largest independent airline in the country.


Air Chathams are proud to support Sunshine and a Plate and to be an ongoing part of the Whakatane community and surrounding districts.


The beacon has been delivering news to the Eastern Bay since 1939 and is the leading source of community news in the region. The paper was founded by Leicester Spring and is still owned by the Spring family. Leicester's son John Spring is the current managing director.

Independent, live, local and engaged with the Central and Eastern Bay of Plenty. 1XX has local news, sport, marine, information, personalities and promotions. Broadcasting to the Eastern & Central Bay Of Plenty on 90.5FM Whakatane, 1242AM and on 92.9FM Ohope Beach. 
1XX was established on 30th June 1971 and has consistently been Number 1 in the Eastern Bay district ever since. They have a philosophy of community radio, a format of hot adult contemporary music and extensive news and local information.

The Council serves Whakatane, Ohope, Taaneatua, Edgecumbe, Matatā, Murupara and other communities throughout the Whakatane District. The Whakatane District Council's vision is to be known as the place of choice for people to live, work and play, leading the Whakatane District to sustainable economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being.

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With wide-ranging skills and years of experience working both face-to-face and remotely with clients from all over the globe, the team at Chums craft brands into something so clear and simple one would then think, ‘wow... what a great idea’. They choose to partner with extraordinary clients, ambitious brands and great people to develop a beautifully crafted product that will have a powerful strategic intent. It's gotta be more than just good looks, but that will really help.

Harcourts offer a full range of real estate services, specialising in residential, commercial, and rural property sales as well as property management services. In 2008 they established the Harcourts Foundation to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities. In addition to this they have a specific fund to support Hospices across the country as a national partner.

With a Bay of Plenty focus, each Issue of La Vita Magazine has recipes and articles from people in the Bay and contains information about the people, businesses and activities in our beautiful area.


East Coast Heavy Diesel & Machinery Limited offer a full range of servicing, repairing and engineering operations for trucks, buses, campervans/motorhomes, forestry vehicles, farming machinery, agricultural vehicles, forklifts, cars, and much more. With an uncompromising view of efficiency and quality they have grown to be a Brand of Choice in the complete transport service solutions industry in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

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Some would find it hard to believe that the paperwork side of business can be anything but mundane – but that's what they do at Focus. They provide a full range of traditional accounting services – but even deep in paperwork, they find ways to go that extra mile for their clients. You'll find they do so much more that just turning your requirements into a tax return and a set of accounts.

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Across New Zealand, an extensive network of Fairview manufacturers builds and installs the window and door solutions that bring your home to life. The Whakatane branch is locally owned, hands-on and driven by the same passion to go the extra mile for customers. From simple renovations to bespoke architectural homes, every project is different; but they also realise that everyone is uniquely personal.

Hamertons Lawyers is full service law firm based in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, with offices in both Whakatane and Kawerau. Their team of experienced Lawyers and qualified legal professionals can assist you with all of your legal requirements.  Hamertons Lawyers are proud longtime supporters of Hospice EBOP and are delighted to be an event sponsor for Sunshine and a Plate 2019.

Based in Whakatane, Haddock Spraypainters and Panelbeaters is proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated by Director Goose Haddock and his team of 19 staff. Here at Haddocks we have four main divisions: Cars, Boats, Trucks and Furniture. Our expert professional workmanship coupled with our exception functional and technical expertise along with our extensive product knowledge makes Goose and his team the choice for all your panel beating and spray painting requirements.

Since 1970, MTF Finance has helped over a million New Zealanders to ‘do more’. At MTF Finance Whakatane they’re locals too - so when it comes to financing almost anything, you’re talking to the local experts. Whether you need a family vehicle, a boat for the sea or new equipment for the business, they can help. You can also get a personal loan for a holiday or home renovations, using your existing asset as security. They’re passionate about helping the people of the Bay to do more, so contact them today and reach your goals. 

Nicholson's have an exciting selection of cars including, utes, four-wheel-drives and vans, there is also an extensive range of second hand vehicles. While the capability of vehicles has undergone immense change since the business first opened, one thing which remains, and will continue in the future which is the complete - commitment to their customers.

A locally owned and operated seller of new and used vehicles with a hands on approach. This combined with their customer service philosophy, means you, the customer, will not only get a great deal but they also strive to ensure you receive the best service possible.

Williams & Wilshier ​is a progressive company that recognises that one of its greatest assets are the skills and input of their employees. Their logging services are located in the Bay of Plenty and are here to help. Their services include Stump Removal, Cut to Order, Timber Cutting, Hauling, Thinning, Removal, Harvesting, Forestry & Cutting.

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The Beacon Business and Leisure Show  is all about creating opportunities for local businesses to prosper within Eastern Bay of Plenty. It is a cost-effective way of developing leads and making sales. By participating, Exhibitors have the chance to network, get to know and support other local businesses while strengthening the economic base of our community.

Dawson Insurance's goal is to provide the highest level of professional service to their clients when purchasing their insurance protection and also, where it matters most, at claims time, while also maintaining a personal level of service where our clients feel welcome.

Discover what the locals already know… New World Whakatane, where the team proudly provides you with a friendly and professional service exceeding your supermarket expectations and requirements. Online shopping available.

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White Island Tours offers you the incredible experience of exploring the inner crater of New Zealand’s only active marine volcano – Whakaari/White Island!  Located 49km off the coast of Whakatāne, New Zealand, White Island Tours offers its visitors a 5-6 hour adventure to this fascinating island volcano. They also offer tours to Moutohora (Whale Island) and run associated businesses White Island Rendezvous and White Island Cafe.


Magnolia Estate, The Heirloom, Lion, Extreme Boats, CPAM, Uno, Nourish, Henry Magazine, Seed Marketing, Elements of Design and Style, Hamertons Lawyers Ltd

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