Sunday, February 07, 2016



Where should Richie and Gemma should get married?

Bay of Plenty, where Gemma is from
Otago, where Richie is from
Overseas, somewhere exotic and private
England, where Richie led the ABs to World Cup victory for a final time

Travel smart and travel safe

The advice from Tauranga travel agency owner David Cull is straightforward: “Seek the advice of your travel doctor.” Travel safely and with... read more

Day two of love fest gets underway

The crowds are starting to build as day two of the One Love Festival gets underway this afternoon. Festival goers are enjoying some of the great Kiwi bands... read more

Drowning in meaning

Academics are looking to redefine the terminology used for drowning or non-drowning incidents. Drown: To die or cause to die by suffocating in water or... read more

Katikati A&P enjoyed by crowd

Clouds and crowds have descended on Uretara Domain today, making Katikati A&P Show the place to be in the Western Bay. Hundreds of people – young... read more

Cyclone swell dashes reef hopes

Recreational fishers and divers' hopes of the astrolabe exclusion zone being lifted this month have been dashed by last week's passage of former tropical... read more

Solid return for Southee

So far so good for Black Caps and Northern Knights fast bowler Tim Southee as he looks to prove his fitness ahead of the looming test series against Australia. Tim... read more



New weapon in wasp war

A species of recently discovered mite that eats wasps is being checked to ensure it won't also eat bees. The mite,... read more


Family fun in Greerton

Tauranga pastor Tina Salisbury says building a strong sense of community is the main goal behind the Greerton Family... read more

Spill in harbour investigated

Bay of Plenty Regional Council have announced a diesel oil spill in Tauranga Harbour yesterday has dissipated. The... read more


Shark sighting in Pilot Bay

Police and Surf Lifesavers are currently looking for a shark swimming around Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui. A SunLive... read more

$500,000 win for Lotto players

Lotto players in Lower Hutt and Christchurch will have an extra reason to celebrate this long weekend after each... read more


Police to investigate Waihi crashes

Police are investigating the cause of two crashes on the same stretch of road in the Coromandel yesterday. Emergency... read more

What’s On: A&P family fun

Good morning Sunners, looking for something to do today? Then why not head to Katikati for this year's A&P Show. It's... read more

Swimmer missing in Waikato River

Emergency services were last night searching for a man missing in the Waikato River, after he entered the river... read more

Tiki’s new song a tribute to Bay

One of Bay of Plenty's top singer/songwriters Tiki Taane launches his latest effort and it has a real home flavour... read more


Sun shines on One Love

Rain hasn't gotten in the way of the One Love Festival being held at the Tauranga Domain this afternoon. Day one... read more

Fun and food at Maketu

A little rain hasn't kept food lovers from enjoying the Maketu Kaimoana Festival says co-ordinator Charles Peni. Charles... read more


Rescue helicopter given gift

There aren't too many similarities between trucks and helicopters but for Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter pilot... read more

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Tiki’s new song a tribute to Bay

One of Bay of Plenty's top singer/songwriters Tiki Taane launches his latest effort and it has a real home flavour... read more

Kiwis dominate jet boat champs

Good planning and team work worked towards New Zealand dominating this year's Enzed 2016 UIM Jetsprint World Championships... read more

Track set for thrills and spills

The equivalent of four Olympic-sized swimming pools of water has been poured into ASB Baypark Stadium this week... read more

What's your favourite summer spot?

Mount Maunganui, Waihi Beach, Coromandel, Whitianga – they're all popular summer holiday destinations. But... read more


Too corny for words

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits As Rogers Rabbits takes in some much-needed RR – feeling the effects of the summer more

Red alerts! Two ways with tomatoes

Healthy Matters with Hayley Marie Locally supported by NZ Farm Shop Juicy, ripe and colourful fresh tomatoes are one of this season's more

Introduction to Co enzyme Q10

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder You may have heard of Co enzyme Q10. During the next month we will discover what it is, how it works and when more

Monitoring compliance across the region

Jane Nees BOP Regional Councillor The Bay of Plenty Regional Council supports the sustainable development of the region more

Getting tourists to stay longer and spend more

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor Tourism in the Bay is booming. It's in part due to lots of events happening. It's also due to an eight per more

Spicing up a simple Sangria

Joseph Gordon The Phoenix Wow, we're already into February and this weather has been extreme. High temperatures have made for horrifically dry days, more


Birds basking in the summer sun. By Diane Patterson.
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