PEARCE, John

On 18 January 2018. Dearly loved husband of Heather. Dearly loved father, father in law and friend of Rodney and Jannine (Te Puke), Karen and Mark Treloar (Hamilton) and Mark and Heidi (Gold Coast, Australia). Proud Grandad of Thomas, Jack and Samuel,... Read More

SH2 to close after truck rolls in gorge

Police are advising motorists to expect delays after a truck rolled earlier this morning in the Karangahake Gorge. There are delays on State Highway 2, and police say it's likely the road will be closed for a number of hours when a crane arrives... Read More

Manic magpie mauls man

  A magpie is terrorising the streets of Te Puke. Willie Jarvis, a resident at Boucher St, says he has been attacked by a magpie twice on his daily walks. He says he was first attacked on Wednesday. “There's a house near Cameron Road... Read More

Power outage affected thousands

Around 22,000 homes were left without power early this morning. The widespread power outage affected properties in Brookfield, Otumoetai, Bellevue, Matua, Bethlehem, Te Puna and Katikati. Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh says the power cut occurred... Read More

Two car crash on Devonport Road

UPDATED 10:54AM: No injuries have been reported after a two car crash on Devonport Road this morning. A police media spokesperson says the accident happened at about 10am. “Police were called a few minutes after 10am, when two cars collided... Read More

Bay on heavy rain watch

A severe weather watch has been issued for the Bay of Plenty today. A very humid northerly flow brings periods of rain to much of the North Island today and Tuesday morning, says the MetService. “The heaviest falls are expected to be in the north... Read More

Black Sticks finish third in Tauranga

The Vantage Black Sticks Men have finished third at Tauranga leg of the University of Waikato Four Nations, after a thrilling 5-4 victory over Japan. New Zealand controlled much of the first half and led 2-0 at halftime before an incredible surge saw... Read More

Tauranga ’above’ severely unaffordable

Auckland has been ranked the ninth most unaffordable city in a survey of more than 400 cities in nine countries, with Tauranga ranked even worse. The annual Demographia survey found Tauranga house prices were 8.9 times the median income, just a sniff... Read More

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Concern about chemical weed killer

A Katikati resident has expressed concern about the use of the chemical glyphosate to rid the Yeoman Walkway of weeds, given its close proximity to the Uretara Stream. Anton van Rotterdam, a regular user of the walkway, was dismayed last month to see... Read More

Czech paddlers dominate NZ Open

Czech kayakers Ondrej Tunka and Katerina Kudejova proved too strong at canoe slalom's New Zealand Open, while the national selection battle heated up on the Mangahao River near Palmerston North. Tunka, the reigning K1 men's world champion,... Read More

Tauranga plagued by bugs

Tauranga is one of many locations around the nation currently facing a plague of insects. Pest control companies around the country have reported a big increase in demand for their services this month. Pestworks Tauranga owner Patrick Allen says while... Read More

Aquinas College first XI on tour

Cricket's flourishing at Aquinas College. From barely scraping together the eleven players required for one team back in 2003 when the school opened, the college now boasts 45 male and 12 female players. And next week, the sport will reach yet... Read More

Large scale power outage in Tauranga

A large scale power outage is being reported in Tauranga and the wider Western Bay of Plenty.Homes in Brookfield, Otumoetai, Bellevue, Matua, Bethlehem, Te Puna and Katikati are reported to have been affected by the outage.Powerco is reporting 22439... Read More

Charity golf tournament for men’s health

A charity golf tournament has been held in Tauranga today, all to assist the Movember Foundation in their quest to improve men's health in New Zealand. Tauranga Golf Club hosted the ninth of 16 events being held around the country as part of ‘The... Read More

Rain for North Island on Monday

Rain is on the way for much of the North Island on Monday, while the South Island will stay mainly dry. It's been a warm week for most of New Zealand with a sweltering 35.0C measured at Dunedin airport during Tuesday afternoon - the hottest on... Read More

Car upside down outside hospital

UPDATED 3.10PM: A police spokesperson says there was more than one person in a vehicle that rolled on Cameron Road this afternoon. Police were notified at 2.22pm of the crash near the intersection of Cameron Road and 19th Ave. The spokesperson says at... Read More

They do like a nice long drive

“There was a very real danger we were going nowhere,” says Martin Knudsen. There was an even greater danger that their four wheel drive would be seized and chopped - and 18 months of planning, logistics and dreams left shredded and scattered... Read More

ROSS, Gilmer McClure (Gil)

Passed peacefully in his sleep on January 16th 2018, aged 91 years. Dearly loved husband of Colleen for 67 years. Loved father and father in law of Stu and Lynette, Jon and Nicky, Louise and Paul. Much loved grandfather and great grandfather. A celebration... Read More

EMMETT, Gwen

9/5/1927-17/1/2018. Peacefully in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Edward Patrick. Mother and mother in law to Sue and Malcom, Wendy, Christine and Ross, Kaye, Elizabeth, Christopher and Josefina. Grandma to 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.... Read More



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Mauao through the poppies. Photo: Lynley Whitaker.

Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz