We are extremely grateful to the sponsors and supporters who made the 2019 events possible and whose contribution helped raise essential funds for Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty.


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. www.airchathams.co.nz


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. http://www.whakatane.govt.nz

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. http://www.1xx.co.nz/

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.


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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. http://haddockspanelandpaint.co.nz/

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. https://harcourts.co.nz/Offices/551/Harcourts-Whakatane

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. www.chums.studio

Some would find it hard to believe that the paperwork side of business can be anything but mundane – but that's what we 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. http://www.focusca.co.nz/

Hamertons Lawyers is full service law firm based in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, with offices in both Whakatane and Kawerau. Our 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. https://www.hamertons.co.nz/

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. https://www.oceanford.co.nz/

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. https://www.fairviewwindows.co.nz/

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. 


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.

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 our customers.

This board covers the Edgecumbe-Tarawera Ward and includes the communities of Edgecumbe, Matatā, Te Teko, Awakeri and Te Mahoe. The Board meets at the Lions' Reading Room, Edgecumbe Library at 5:30 pm on a Wednesday evening. 

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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. https://www.bbls.co.nz

Our focus is delivering the highest quality legal advice throughout the Bay of Plenty. We can handle anything from a simple will or trust through to a complex legal transaction. We are a full service law firm with lawyers specialising in property, corporate and financial transactions, estate planning and administration, environmental and resource management, employment, dispute resolution, health & safety, family and Maori law matters. https://www.hobec.co.nz

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. https://www.newworld.co.nz/upper-north-island/bay-of-plenty/whakatane/

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. https://www.lavitaonline.co.nz

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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.



4play - Taupo’s Ultimate Adrenaline Combo, Annabelle White, Asaleo care, Awakeri Events Centre, Belinda & Tony Yabsley,  BonBon,  Bridgestone, Bunnings Warehouse, Cadera, Capiz, Coastguard Whakatane, Commerce street Autos, Daily Grind, Dilmah, Double Zero, Edelsten Trading, Elements of Styling & Design, Evergreen Plant Hire, Fishermans Wharf cafe, Greg Standen, Harvey Norman,  Health 2000, Hirepool, Holly Tayla Personal Training, James Stanbridge, Julian's berry farm, Kats Pilates Studio, Keith Palmer, Kiwi Jet Tours, Kristen Stasiewicz, L’epicerie, Lazer Photos, Lion Breweries, Little Orchard Pre-school, Mata Beer,  Mann Print, Max Goodman,  Mighty Motu bike tours, Mitre 10, Moxi cafe, Noble & Savage Tea Merchants, New World Whakatane, Noble & Savage, Pattersons Apparell, Pear,  Placemakers,  Proevents,  Renshaws,  Richard Hamer,  Salt Air Surf, Sarah Finlay Photography, Scilla Chocolates, Shelley Waghorn, Simpkin Street Villa, Simplex electrical, Southern Cross Autos, St John, Stockland Fencing, Sunny Gymz, Super Liquor Whakatane, The Grove Farmstay, The Porch Rockers, The Warehouse, Tracks Concrete, Troy Baker Photography, Tui Party Hire, Victory Events, Villa Maria, Waste Zero, Whakatane Floral Art Group, Whakatane High School Interact, White Island Tours, Will Mordido & team