Dreamy and surreal

  A woman's body that is also a cello, with soft swirling fabric evoking the music flowing from within, or a boy flying a kite indoors with no ceiling above.  These are some of the dreamlike unexpected juxtapositions that are so captivating... Read More

First step for TECT business hub

A new Community Business Hub, led by the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust, has reached a significant milestone. A dawn karakia marking the beginning of site preparation for the new community business hub building at the Historic Village, has been followed... Read More

Tauranga community group wins big

The Incubator, Tauranga's creative and arts hub, is among the three winners of the nationwide ‘Freezell 4 Your Community' initiative. The charitable trust, based in the Historic Village, was voted one of the top three most deserving... Read More

Scam alert for CBD

Downtown Tauranga is warning hospitality businesses in the CBD to be wary of a possible scam in the area. The warning comes after a local restaurant received numerous phone calls from a man calling himself ‘John'. The man claims to have ordered... Read More

Flooding closes transfer station

Maleme Street Transfer Station is closed to the public due to flooding. "We will update when the situation changes," says a statement from Tauranga City Council. "Commercial vehicles can still enter.  "Te Maunga Transfer Station is open to all... Read More

The Fast and the Fashionable

There was plenty of action on and off the track at yesterday's Bayleys International Raceday at Tauranga Racecourse, with big prizes on offer. The $100,000 Windsor Park Stud Japan-New Zealand International Trophy was won by All Roads, ridden by... Read More

Weather with SunLive and Rosalie

Today the weather forecast is for showers, some heavy with a chance of thunder in the evening. Check out this day in history, when the best fish bite times are, and some of the activities on across the Bay. Our morning video was filmed at Mount Main... Read More

Parking system goes paperless

From April 3, Tauranga's pay and display machines will start being upgraded to a paperless system. Customers will need to enter their licence plate number when paying at the new machines. The machine sends this information to Tauranga City Council,... Read More

What’s On? TECT Park Open Day & Bees

It's a bit of a bleak morning today in the Bay, which means the possibility of getting out and about is slim. However, if the weather doesn't get too bad, you could always head down to the TECT All Terrain Park Open Day, which is (at time... Read More

A People’s History of The Bay of Plenty

If you've ever wanted to see your name on the cover of a published book, then Tauranga Writers has a doozy of an opportunity for you. In celebration of the group's 50th anniversary this year, Tauranga Writers is aiming to create a Guinness... Read More



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