Big turn out for Papamoa PEERS meeting

  PEERS meeting in Papamoa from Sun Live on Vimeo. Papamoa residents turned out in their droves to hear a briefing on current council issues from ward councillors Leanne Brown and Steve Morris this week. The crowd grew and grew, moving from one... Read More

ACG Tauranga opens new sports complex

ACG Tauranga's new state-of-the-art gym and sports complex officially opened today, with Principal Shawn Hutchinson describing it as a significant investment into building an exceptional private school environment for the Bay of Plenty. He says... Read More

Young filmmakers behind the camera

  A group of up-and-coming young filmmakers have produced a short silent film, thanks to a four-day workshop provided by Baycourt Community & Arts Centre. The youth programme ran in the second week of the July school holidays, providing participants... Read More

Student teachers win Kupe scholarship

Three Bay of Plenty student teachers have been awarded a Kupe scholarship by associate education minister Tim Macindoe in a ceremony held in parliament. Paora Ranui from Tauranga, Kataraina Ngairo from Mount Maunganui and Parekatene Potaka from Rotorua... Read More

Twenty years of dune planting

Bay of Plenty Regional Council have shared a cake with students and teachers at Thornton School to recognise an incredible 20 years of dune planting on their local beach.  The small rural school in the Whakatane District has been planting each winter... Read More

Family violence down in the Bay

Family Violence incidents in New Zealand are increasing year by year – although the Bay of Plenty is not following this trend. Statistics on Police Data New Zealand show incidences of family violence in the Bay of Plenty have decreased from 12,759... Read More

Tauranga Taniwha off to the US

A chance to hone their skills to compete on the national stage later this year will see the Tauranga Taniwha under 14 girls' water polo team head to Hawaii next month for an invitational tournament. The Hawaiian Invitational Water Polo Tournament... Read More

Potential sites for research facility

Northern Marine Park and Northern Sulphur Point have been identified as a potential location for a new University of Waikato Marine Research and Educational Facility. University of Waikato and Tauranga City Council are working collaboratively to determine... Read More

Mount shine again at Stage Challenge

Mount Maunganui College came a close second in the 25th Stage Challenge Open Division, recently held at Auckland's ASB Theatre. Their piece Chain Reaction is a story based on the 2011 Fukushima earthquake that devastated Japan. They portrayed the... Read More

Three descendants stand together

Three generations of family members of a former Whakatane councillor congregated in Burgess Park to mark the beginning stage of the Whakatane Museum Research Centre Redevelopment Project. The Burgess family, whom Burgess Park is named after, turned... Read More



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Winter sunrise over the container port cranes. Photo: Lynley Whitaker.

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