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

Warning over election signage

Keen electioneers are being reined in by Tauranga City Council, as rule-breaking election signs begin to appear around the city. The council has been told of five signs outside the designated election signs areas, including the hoarding put up on the... Read More

Twyford to speak on Tauranga housing

Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford will join local Labour Party candidates at a public meeting in Tauranga tonight. He will cover Labour's policies around housing, and how to solve issues with accommodation in Tauranga. “It's... Read More

Red, yellow and blue

Red, yellow and blue, the BOP electorate is a sea of the three primary colours this week.  It's not spring, but the three local candidates have sprung into gear with their teams of volunteers to erect their election hoardings from Pahoia to... Read More

From one millionaire to another

Tauranga's newest multimillionaire Lou Te Keeti sat down with Opportunities Party leader Gareth Morgan today to chat about what they have in common. The hour-long conversation covered politics, philanthropy, and what to do when you have millions... Read More

Election signs mark milestone

  Todd Muller painting BOP a sea of blue from Sun Live on Vimeo. The general elections are creeping up fast, as today marks another milestone with the first election signs to go up across the country. Campaign Chairman Steven Joyce says despite... Read More

Edgecumbe clean-up continues

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy today visited Edgecumbe to see how the recovery is progressing. “The Government is committed to ensuring the Edgecumbe community and Bay of Plenty has the support they... Read More

Treaty minister refutes iwi claims

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Chris Finlayson has hit back at Tauranga Moana iwi over their protests against the Hauraki Collective settlement. A spokesperson for the minister says as far back as 2004, the Waitangi Tribunal confirmed Hauraki... Read More

Hundreds turn out for protest march

Hundreds of local iwi members and supporters gathered at the bend of Te Puna Station Road today, from where they began their protest hikoi against Hauraki interests in Tauranga Moana.  Banners and flags ready, they stood in the morning sun, singing... Read More

Referendum on Maori seats promised

New Zealand First has made a binding referendum on retaining or abolishing the Maori seats part of their election campaign. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters made the announcement at the party's convention in Auckland this afternoon. “In... Read More



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

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