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Sunday, May 24, 2015

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How do you heat your home?

With the drop in temperatures people will be pulling out the heaters, putting extra blankets on the beds or bedding down next to a cosy fire.  There... read more

Cow dump and gala fun tomorrow

We've heard of ‘thinking outside the square' – but this is a game all about dumping inside the square. It involves a large field, a well-fed... read more

Swanning spoonbills spotted

In what is a rare sight, a group of spoonbills were spotted feeding in the waters down by Fraser Cove. A SunLive photographer saw them wading in the shallows... read more

Sun shines in media awards

Sun Media publications and personnel have netted several wins in the annual NZ Community Newspapers Awards. Publications from the Sun Media Ltd stable... read more

Highway open after three car crash

UPDATED: State Highway 29 is open after a three car crash block the eastbound lane earlier. The crash, which was 100m east of Old Kaimai Road, saw power... read more

NEWS

Cycling the coastline

Cyclists have their fingers crossed the rain stays away ahead of pedalling their way along the picturesque east... read more

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What Bill English’s $25 will buy

The Government's $790 million package to lift kids out of poverty will in part mean a $25-a-week boost to families... read more

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Cheesy release at the market

It's like watching colour TV after watching black and white for years. We're actually talking about cheese. Raw... read more

Weather systems tackle country

Two weather systems tackle each end of the country as rain hits the Bay of Plenty today. The first, a low from... read more

Firefighters mustering up SkyTower

It may be a gloomy, wet day in the North Island but firefighters from the Bay are not letting the wet weather dampen... read more

Chiefs victorious over Bulls

A stellar second half has proved the difference for the Chiefs who overcame the Bulls 34-20 as Super Rugby action... read more

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Govt wipes child support debt

Up to $70 million in child support debt in the Bay of Plenty could be written off by Inland Revenue in a bid to... read more

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Police target highway heavyweight

This month police are focusing on the safety of the highway heavyweights as part of a month long trans-Tasman operation... read more

New course takes flight

It has been six years in the making but Tauranga finally has a permanent disc golf course, set to take on the spotlight... read more

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Epic relay raises $30,000

Frolicking seals and hot roasts. Not many people would think of these two things at the same time, but for some... read more

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Athol reunited with lost photo

“Sit down, shut up and listen!” It was firm but friendly advice to 86-year-old Athol Teal. And he did... read more

Kiwifruit smeared on Te Puke road

A “flood of green kiwifruit” has been left smeared on the main street of Te Puke after falling from... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

How do you heat your home?

With the drop in temperatures people will be pulling out the heaters, putting extra blankets on the beds or bedding... read more

3

What Bill English’s $25 will buy

The Government's $790 million package to lift kids out of poverty will in part mean a $25-a-week boost to families... read more

Mysterious bangs sonic booms

A picture of two near earth meteors taken near Omanawa this week is being offered as an explanation for mysterious... read more

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Distractions a danger to drivers

Driver distraction and motorist education about the importance of vehicle safety was the focus of a combined NZ... read more

BLOGS & OPINIONS

Our Western Bay needs to do better

Andrew von Dadelszen Former Regional Councillor The Government Report ‘Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Growth Study', released last week by Minister...read more

Mobile Expo for Youth Week

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor ‘We are the future' is the theme of this year's Youth Week happening nationwide from May 23-30. Youth...read more

Budget investing in the future

Simon Bridges National MP  simonbridges.co.nz Finance Minister Bill English delivered the National-led government's seventh Budget this week....read more

Beautiful for you

Beautiful You by Suzanne Edmonds Each week, beauty enthusiast Suzanne Edmonds explores the best ways to take care of ourselves so that we love the...read more

The flag answer is crystal clear

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits  www.sunlive.co.nz After months of painstaking deliberation, RR researchers have finally come up with the ultimate...read more

Food labels tell half the story

Are you ready? with Leigh Elder What is the most profitable space per square metre for supermarket owners? This was a question in a trivia quiz I...read more

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Sunset in Ohauiti. Photo by Jessica Drabble. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.  Email: photos@thesun.co.nz