Saturday, June 25, 2016



Who’s to blame for the increase in rental prices?

Overseas investors

New sporting facility for Tauranga

A state-of-the-art gymnasium and sports centre will be built at ACG Tauranga, providing a new facility for the local community. The development has been... read more

Investigations ongoing into crash

Police continue to investigate the cause of this morning's crash on State Highway 29A, in Tauranga. Two people were transported to Tauranga hospital with... read more

Children’s best friends

They may be small, but Kaisa and Bella have made big changes at Greerton Village School. Kaisa is a purebred maltese, while Bella is a shih-poo –... read more

Traffic gridlocked after crash

Traffic has become gridlocked after a serious crash on State Highway 29A in Tauranga. A Welcome Bay Road resident has called SunLive to say traffic has... read more

Update:Two seriously injured in crash

Update 11.45am: Five people have been injured, two seriously after a four car crash in Tauranga this morning. One person was trapped and had to be cut... read more

Bay player starts for England

Former Bay of Plenty rugby player Teimana Harrison will make his southern hemisphere international debut tonight. Teimana a former Rotorua Boys' High School... read more


More rain for the Bay

Bay of Plenty continues to be battered by heavy rain as the MetService issues a severe weather watch for the region. The... read more

High flying exporters celebrated

Bay of Plenty exporters that are “flying high” in their respective industries have been celebrated... read more

Witnesses sought for fatal crash

Witnesses are being sought to a crash which claimed the life of four people last night near Hamilton. Police say... read more

What’s On: Baywide rugby

Good morning Sunners, looking for something to do today? Then why not head down and support your local rugby club... read more

Delays expected on SH2 Te Puna

Motorists travelling on State Highway 2, Te Puna north of Tauranga are advised to be aware of work happening over... read more


Wero issued to Tauranga students

Tauranga Moana school students are being challenged to come up with Māori names for gym equipment and commonly... read more

State Highway 29A lane closures

New Zealand Transport Agency are advising motorists travelling on State Highway 29A, Welcome Bay Road to Maungatapu... read more

Celebrating 75 years of police women

Celebrations marking 75 years of women in policing in New Zealand kicked off at the Cape Reinga lighthouse carpark... read more

Four die in serious crash

Four people have died in a crash involving two vehicles near Hamilton Airport last night.  At least two... read more

Sewage pollutes stream

The Kopurererua Stream is polluted after a sewer overflowed this morning, says Tauranga City Council communications... read more

Teen injured in deck fall

A 16-year-old has been flown to Tauranga Hospital after falling from a deck on Motiti Island. The Trustpower TECT... read more


Sun shines on City Partner project

Sun Media is now a ‘city partner', a member of Project Tauranga, that's making their particular expertise... read more

VIDEOS (Click here to view more)

Six compete for young grower title

Bay of Plenty's top young growers are being put through their paces physically and mentally as they compete for... read more

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Pyes Pa Memorial Park marked its 30,000th cremations last Friday - a number that's been accruing since the crematorium... read more


$448M of meth seized in record bust

Police have seized a record-breaking amount of methamphetamine in Kaitaia – 448kg, thought to have an approximate... read more


Video: Increasing organ donation rates

Consultations led by the Ministry of Health on ways to increase New Zealand's deceased organ donation rate are... read more


Life’s daily habits

Dr Anna Rolleston  The Cardiac Clinic We're so engrained in the habits of our usual lives we're unable to see how anything can be changed. Life more

Luckily for you, we are vigilant

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Greetings Sunners and congratulations to all you readers, we have 100 per cent attendance more

Balancing cholesterol with a natural method

John Arts Abundant Living In 2009, a University of California study analysed the data of more than 130,000 people more

Preparing the prawns

Culinary Conversations with Peter Blakeway Food writer, caterer and private chef Have you ever wondered where the frozen prawns in the more

The Bay’s best fruit

Simon Bridges National MP I attended the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower awards on Wednesday evening. After a day of more

Have your say on council’s building

Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor Council is seeking your feedback and ideas on resolving issues with our current building in the CBD. more


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