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Friday, April 18, 2014



Do you support a citywide cap on the number of cats a person can own?

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Thunderstorm warning removed

UPDATE: A second thunderstorm warning for the Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga is now lifted. The MetService issued the warning at 10am after its weather... read more

Chief prepares for game 100

He might be softly spoken and quick to dodge the plaudits, but on Saturday night flanker Tanerau Latimer will be alone in the spotlight reaching 100 Super... read more

Yacht race: waiting for winner

Wild weather has slowed the Auckland/Tauranga Yacht Race with boats still completing the race and a winner not expected until later this afternoon. The... read more

Tight-lipped on legal highs

Western Bay of Plenty Area Commander Inspector Clifford Paxton is refusing to influence community discussion on legal highs and gang patch bans. During... read more

Walkway to open briefly

Construction signs and red tape will be temporarily removed from a near complete Daisy Hardwick walkway as Tauranga City Council opens the track up for... read more



Wild weather: your photos

SunLive readers are sending in their wild weather photos as heavy rain and wind continues to make its way across... read more

No surf patrol for Easter

The trio of surf clubs between Mount Maunganui and Papamoa will not be patrolling beaches this Easter weekend,... read more

Chiefs to face crusade

Influential Chiefs and Bay of Plenty flanker Tanerau Latimer gets the chance to mark his 100th Chiefs cap in style... read more

Remote Opotiki crash kills two

Two Opotiki men have died after a tow truck crashed off a narrow gravel road and rolled down a 30 metre bank.... read more


Signage spelling set straight

Western Bay of Plenty roading authorities are apologetically replacing sign on a State Highway 29 across the Kaimai... read more


Te Puke now part of Rotorua

Te Puke residents will now turn to MP Todd McClay after the township was officially transferred to the Rotorua... read more

Easter trading warning

The Commerce Commission is warning businesses Easter Saturday and Sunday are not public holidays and businesses... read more


Wild weather cuts power

UPDATE 12PM: Trees and power lines are down in the Western Bay of Plenty today as gales and heavy rain hits the... read more

Matapihi dog owner named

A Matapihi man, whose three-year-old pitbull dog attacked his three-year-old nephew on March 27, lost a battle... read more

Solid start for Young

Michael Young's 2014 Asia Pacific Rally Championship campaign is off to a great start scoring a podium place on... read more

A speech battle for Gate Pa

Western Bay secondary school students will give a personal take of the Battle of Gate Pa in their bids to win a... read more

Collectors drenched for cause

More than 100 volunteers are outside braving the inclement weather for the annual Poppy Day street collection today. The... read more


Region’s weather forecast - audio

Heavy rain is pounding the region with 18mm of rain already dumped in the city in the last 24 hours and MetService... read more

Top tennis star in Mount

Aspiring tennis players are learning tips from one of the best today as high profile New Zealand tennis star Marina... read more


Autumn pumpkin harvest

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef It has been a welcome sight to see the rain fill the water tank, more

The darker side of the Easter bunny

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Easter wouldn't be the same without some cautionary words from your year-round rabbit.  That' more

Bad hare day

Newshound Ady & Flo This is a good time to remind all you Easter freaks that chocolate is bad for dogs. But chasing more

Celebrations and events flying under the radar

  Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor Many not-for-profit organisations fly under the radar – Village Radio, based more

Targeting family violence

Local Labour By Claire Wilson  During the last week there has been a strong focus on the subject of family violence in the events I've attended. more

What would Uncle Bill think?

Leigh Elder Eat for keeps  This week, I'd like to share a popular excerpt from our new book with you. I decided a novel way to look at what' more


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