Power outage affected thousands

Around 22,000 homes were left without power early this morning. The widespread power outage affected properties in Brookfield, Otumoetai, Bellevue, Matua, Bethlehem, Te Puna and Katikati. Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh says the power cut occurred... Read More

Top athletes in town

Mount Maunganui residents can expect to run into some of the nation's favourite sports people on their streets, this month. A number of high calibre athletes will be in town to train at The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance. The... Read More

Think twice about sharing online

Police are encouraging people to exercise caution when conducting themselves online. Anyone using dating sites and apps needs to be very careful when developing relationships online, says Senior Sergeant Stephen McDaniel. He says it's extremely... Read More

Free coding workshops

Two holiday programmes with a difference launch in Te Puke and Katikati later this month, offering free coding programmes to eight to 13-year-olds. Tauranga's Venture Centre is taking digital coding to the two towns on January 24 in Te Puke and... Read More

Council: Brookfield lights fault fixed

A blessing or a curse depending on how you look at it, the ongoing fault with the Brookfield lights this week is being praised by some local residents, who say traffic through the roundabout/traffic lights system is much smoother when the lights are... Read More

Orcas delight Papamoa community

Hundreds of people poured out of houses in Papamoa this evening to watch as a group of orca cruised past along the beach. Some ran in their pyjamas not wanting to miss seeing the three orca close up. About an hour before sunset Nikki Antonsen spotted... Read More

SunLive viewers skyrocket

SunLive readers, thanks a million!  Your loyal support means SunLive News is celebrating a record-breaking start to 2018, after surpassing the million hits a week milestone.  According to Nielsen statistics for most read online newspapers and... Read More

Last chance to enter photo competition

With $10,000 in prizes up for grabs, including a trip to London, Paris, New York or Rome for the Supreme winner, organisers are expecting a last-minute rush of final entries in the Trustpower Photographic Exhibition this week. Entries to the competition... Read More

Life’s one long adventure

Kevin Jeffares has been robbed in Rio, robbed in Buenos Aires, robbed in La Paz and stranded in Caracus.  The 80-year-old has certainly had his share of scrapes and high excitement. He's jumped out of aeroplanes - “an adrenaline rush,... Read More

A cultural trails app

When Junji Kumano and Takayuki Ban visited Tauranga on their recent travel research trip, they tried out the newly-launched Arataki Cultural Walking Trail app developed by local entrepreneurs. Takayuki, a freelance journalist for Japanese travel and outdoor... Read More



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Mauao through the poppies. Photo: Lynley Whitaker.

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