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A boat has overturned on the Maketu Bar, according to reports coming into SunLive.  Maketu Coastguard's Eastpack Rescue, on a good day. File photo. Callers to SunLive report two men in the water have made it to shore. An ambulance is at the...

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Police and search and rescue teams in Whitianga are searching for 19-year-old Lucas Cochrane who has been missing since last night.  Lucas was last seen just before midnight at a function at the Whitianga Fire Station.  He is described as European,...

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Children as young as five years old and high numbers of teenagers are going to optometrists with eye damage as a result of heavy digital device use. A nationwide survey of New Zealand optometrists finds that 87 per cent of them are concerned about the...

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UPDATE 6.15pm: SunLive's readers are reporting numerous road hazards as heavy rain lashes the region. Police are urging drivers to stay off the roads amidst multiple closures and delays. Major potholes have developed in the northbound passing lane...

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About 1600 people braved rain and wind for the city to surf fun run and walk today in an event that was still taking late entries says organizer Murray Fleming. “We still has a very good turnout, in fact about 94 per cent of people turned up. We...

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If the children are starting to get itchy feet already, the library may be the best place to take them for caregivers who may need a little break. With great events scheduled at the Greerton, Tauranga, Papamoa and Mount Maunganui libraries, there's...

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Flames of contemporary Maori culture flickered brightly last night as fashion designers, artists and performers ignited the runway of Tiki Ahua at Te Puia in front of a sell-out crowd of 500. The inaugural Tiki Ahua event, themed Ka Mura: Set Alight inspired...

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What was believed to be a whale washed ashore on the Thames coastline has turned out to be a stranded sunfish. The Department of Conservation and police received a report from concerned Thames locals of a whale stranding near Ash Street at the northern...

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The Accident Compensation Corporation has made the move to review and propose new levy rates for a two-year period instead of every year. ACC is now calling on Kiwis to share their thoughts and ideas about levy settings for the 2017-19 period, as part...

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It's hard to know who would be more chuffed. The noted ornithologist, who gave his name to a cute but very pongy grey fluff ball in a burrow on Mauao, or the fluff ball itself. ‘Hugh' the grey petrel is named after the late bird man...

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Ice and snow on the Desert Road by Matt Rossiter. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz