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

Tauranga City Air Show: In Photos

The Classics of the Sky: Tauranga City Air Show proved popular on Saturday, with big crowds turning out to see the military planes and vehicles on display. Highlights included aerial acrobatics from the Royal New Zealand Air Force's Black Falcons,... Read More

What’s up Mr G?

Graham Hoete, aka Mr G, was busy before and after Christmas painting a mural on the back wall of the Mount Maunganui cinema. Again. Specialising in photorealism with spray paint, he'd previously painted his father there. Now he was painting highly... Read More

What’s On? Hockey & Theatre

Good morning, you SunLive readers looking for things to do. Sunday is always the neglected half of the weekend – everything seems to happen on a Saturday. However, there's a couple of events happening today, with something to satisfy both... Read More

Aerobatics in the sky

The Royal New Zealand Air Force's Black Falcons aerobatic team left nothing but a puff of white smoke in the sky during their elaborate performance at the Tauranga City Air Show. The Beech Texan T6C's, imported in 2015, have yet to be displayed... Read More

Athletes dash to the finish line

It's the first day of the Festival of Multisport with hundreds of people coming out to cheer the contenders on. The 2018 Port of Tauranga Half Marathon headlined the festival today, as well as events for people of all ages and abilities such as... Read More

Sounds of silence for the big swim

The 14-year-old had hardly climbed from the water after conquering the stretch between Motiti and Papamoa, and she was already toying with the idea of an assault on Cook Strait and the English Channel. “Yes, I'm definitely interested in those... Read More

Tauranga dancer gets her big break

She didn't know it at the time, but there were two special people at Wellington's St James Theatre for the New Zealand School of Dance's 50th-anniversary graduation performance watching Tauranga's Olivia Moore. And it would lead... Read More

Terry, Theresa, Gaynor, Sue or Mrs Janes

A Gate Pa woman has a solution to unwanted and unfortunate given names. “Maybe it would be better if a name given at birth was just a temporary thing,” says Terry Janes. That's not a typo by the way. Terry is a woman with a “y”... Read More

Sunny spells after the rain

In today's weather we are expecting morning cloud with one or two light showers, then sunny spells with northerly breezes. It's a one-clothing layer day today with a predicted high of 25 and an overnight low of 20 degrees. Humidity is 89... Read More



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Looking back from Mount main beach. Photo: Alan Forward.

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