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Sunday, February 01, 2015



Should drivers caught using their mobile phones whilst driving face tougher penalties?


Riding passenger in the Albatros

It's just an idea at the moment. But Tauranga's adrenaline seekers could ride shotgun in a genuine Eastern Bloc trainee fighter that may've seen battle... read more

Man suffers reaction to insect stings

A man has been flown to hospital after he was stung by insects near Rotorua. The Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was called to Lake Rotoehu, 30km... read more

Bay to cycle into February

Summer and Play in the Bay's Bike Month is the perfect time for everyone to discover or re-discover the joy of cycling. Sport BOP recreation advisor Jen... read more

What's on Today? Frocks on bikes

Good morning Sunners, Welcome to the first day of February 2015! It's come around fast, but here at SunLive we're starting the new month with a bang! Participants... read more

Safety call for bells on bicycle

Classic Ringer, Ding Dong and Crane Suzy. These are exotic names for a simple but effective cycle device that could help ease simmering tension on shared... read more

Human remains found on beach

Police are investigating the discovery of human remains on a Coromandel beach. The bones were exposed in an area that is subjected to ongoing erosion and... read more



Man burnt in boat fire

A man refuelling his boat at the Gull Petrol Station in Paengaroa is in serious condition after being caught in... read more

Swimming to change son’s life

Choppy conditions didn't stop a Papamoa father swimming from Motiti Island to Maketu to help raise money for his... read more

Blitzing Katikati’s biology

A “slice” of Katikati from forest to sea will come under intense scrutiny in March when scientists... read more

MauaoPAC’s summer concerts start

The first Mauao Performing Arts Centre Summer Series concert for 2015 is on today and will kick off this year in... read more


Man killed on SH2 named

Grant Frederick Coley is being named as the man who died on State Highway 2, Te Puna, after being hit by a truck... read more

Kaimai Range driver warning

Motorists are being warned to drive carefully on the roads following a crash on the Kaimai Range this afternoon.  The... read more

Injured forestry worker airlifted to hospital

A forestry worker who severely injured his leg after slipping on a fallen tree remains in Tauranga Hospital. The... read more

Spike in competition

The battle lines are drawn, now all the nation's best beach volleyballers need to do is dig deep into their bag... read more

New crime fighting tool

ESR has taken delivery of a new crime fighting tool which will help investigators record, analyse and present key... read more


Dirty water in outfalls prompt warning

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is warning people not to swim or play in beach outfalls, stormwater drains or ponds... read more

Serious talks on city's public art

Tauranga is the only city in the country without a public art policy. But this about to change – and a series... read more

Flying procedures robust

The New Zealand Defence Force welcomes the findings of a Transport Accident Investigation Commission Report into... read more

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All eyes on sprint action

It might not be the fans hurtling round ASB Baypark's intricate water track at 125km/h in a V8 jetsprint boat,... read more

Thundercats to roar in the Bay

High-speed inflatable boats will roar across Bay waters this weekend as Thundercats return to the city, offering... read more


Global Average Tropospheric Temperatures: January 1979 – December 2014

The latest global average temperatures of the troposphere – those observed from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellites – more

It’s time to salsa with tomatoes

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef A few friends, who are fellow garden enthusiasts, and I more

Spooky fashion trends for summer

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits The big news this week is that crochet is making a comeback. But not necessarily in a good way. more

The challenge of housing affordability

Simon Bridges National MP Happy New Year! I hope you all had the opportunity to spend some quality time with family more

Tourism and cruising

  Catherine Stewart Tauranga City Councillor Having just completed a cruise around New Zealand, I can confirm that Tauranga is a favourite more

Tauranga’s best interests at heart

Matt Cowley Tauranga City Councillor In continuing the theme of letting you hear from other elected members, here's a piece from Tauranga's more


A sheep keeping cool in a chimney. Photo by Julie McGowan.
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