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

Two teens arrested for two robberies

A two men have been arrested for two aggravated robberies in the Western Bay of Plenty today. The 16-year old males targeted a taxi driver in central Tauranga on Thursday July 20 and robbed a Arataki Superette on Wednesday, July 26. Both youths... Read More

Civic Heart developers shortlisted

Three developers have been shortlisted to present proposals on the Tauranga Heart of the City project, down from 11. HRL Morrison and Co Group Ltd Partnership, Kiwi Property Group Ltd, and Willis Bond & Co will proceed to the Request for Proposal stage... Read More

Slip repairs on eastern highway

Work on the slip below the road on State Highway 35 at Raukokore began this week, after work crew were diverted to help with reopening the highway at the Waioeka Gorge. Engineers are also currently designing the retaining for the Motu underslip and the... Read More

Pay and walkaway winning

Nearly a month after their introduction, Tauranga's new paperless parking meters have had ‘how to use' instructions added to them, but fail to remember registration plate details remain customers biggest issue. “The parking team... Read More

Three-car crash on Turret Rd

  Traffic is backed up after a crash on the Tauranga-bound lane of Turret Road. A three-car crash is blocking the Tauranga-bound lane on Turret Road, between 15th Ave and the bridge. Emergency services have responded to the accident and it... Read More

Farmer hits his own cattle

A Rotorua farm manager has been convicted and fined $3,500 after admitting he used a four-wheel drive to hit dairy cows.  Te Kauwhata farm manager Kerry James Murphy, 29, drove his 4x4 vehicle down a farm race to return a herd of dairy cows that... Read More

Bay aerobics gymnast goes to Arizona

An aerobics competitor will be the only Bay of Plenty dancer to represent New Zealand in the 28th International Aerobics Championship in Arizona. Catrin Pearce, 17, will be competing in her first international competition alongside 10 other New Zealanders... Read More

Mauao base track re-opens

A temporary pathway around a slip on Mauao will open late this afternoon, restoring the base track walk around the Mount in time for the weekend. The popular base track walk has been closed since April when heavy rains, associated with ex-cyclone Debbie,... Read More

Hit and run driver leaves bumper

The driver who left the scene of an accident in Welcome Bay Road last night, left his front bumper behind say police. The crash at the intersection with Kaitemako Road happened about 5.40pm in heavy rain. A stationary vehicle waiting to turn was struck... Read More



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

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