Monorail man invited back

Tauranga City Council is going to take a second look at a proposed monorail system that is claimed to be cost effective and able to operate without ongoing subsidies. SkyCabs CEO Hugh Chapman told councillors the New Zealand designed system is cheaper... Read More

Record demand strains water supply

Tauranga City Council is urging residents to watch their water usage after demand reached a record high yesterday. “If nothing changes, we'll need to restrict outdoor water use,” says City Waters Manager Steve Burton. “There's... Read More

Convicted murderer jailed for 17 years

A Bay of Plenty man found guilty of beating an Opotiki mother to death has been jailed for 17 years. Robert Hohua was found guilty following a week long trial in Tauranga High Court last month. The 36-year-old was arrested after he beat Marie Rose... Read More

New signs stop traffic on one-way bridge

It's hoped new signs and road markings installed at the Waitawheta Bridge in Karangahake Gorge will help improve traffic flow and safety at the busy intersection. Hauraki District Council Waihi Ward chair Max McLean says Google Maps identifies... Read More

Theft sullies daughter’s Christmas

  The daylight theft of Robyn Berghoffer's caravan from Matua, means her daughter will have nowhere to stay when she visits her mum for Christmas. “It is part of the family,” says Robyn. “My daughter's crying in Auckland... Read More

A photo competition with a twist

These school holidays, Sport Bay of Plenty's Virtually on Track is holding a summer photo competition – with a twist. Using the free smartphone app Magisto, users are encouraged to create a short clip of their summer adventures using photos... Read More

Katikati art empowering youth

Katikati youth are telling the town's tales through public works of art MPOWA. MPOWA, a local community youth group, has created a stunning piece of art which now stands tall in Moore Park. The work, which reflects the unity of the town, spans... Read More

Mainly fine in the Bay today

  In today's weather forecast we are expecting a mainly fine day with a chance of afternoon or evening showers and southwesterlies.  It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 26 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. Humidity... Read More

Armed police in Tauriko

UPDATED: A "pre-planned search warrant" is the cause behiund armed police blocking off a street in Tauriko this morning. Armed police were spotted stopping traffic from entering Paerangi Place, just before 7.30am. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline... Read More

Complaint to police over kitten stoning

An animal welfare group is to lay a complaint with police after being sent a video of teenagers stoning a kitten to death. Paw Justice put the video online after it was sent to them by an Invercargill resident in a bid to try to identify the teenagers. It... Read More

Maloney and Meech take control at Sydney

Alex Maloney and Molly Meech continued their dominance in the 49erFX at Sail Sydney, with seemingly their biggest worry keeping out of the way of ferries chugging up and down Sydney harbour. The pair have won five of the six races in the small fleet,... Read More

Underground sources for WBOP water

The Western Bay of Plenty District Council's water supplies come from underground sources to “give residents security and safety of drinking water supply”, says Kelvin Hill, the council Utilities Manager. “Bore water generally... Read More

The Kollective is filling rapidly

Nearly 60 per cent desk capacity is already booked at the Kollective following the initial membership application drive for the TECT and SocialLink Tauranga Moana social service hub in 17th Avenue. Applications have been received from 30 organisations,... Read More

Roundabout markings set for upgrade

Temporary markings for the roundabout at Whakatane's Landing Road Bridge are set for an upgrade ahead of the busy holiday period. The current barriers outlining the roundabout's teardrop shape are to be removed and replaced with solid marker... Read More

McDONALD, Neil Douglas (Digger)

Suddenly at home. Treasured partner, soulmate and fishing buddy of Sheryl. Dear Friend to Gail. Loved and respected Dad and Poppa to Phillip, Monique, Fletcher and Korban, Nigel, Be and Millie, Julia, Zoe and Andy, Lauren, Fleur, Dan and Luca, and... Read More

COENEN, Antonius Gertrudus Gerardus

(Tony) Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family 12th December 2017, aged 85. Devoted husband of the late Mientje. Loving father and Opa to Theresia, Mike and family, Coen, Judy and family, Eric, Susan and family. “Tot Ziens”... Read More

Uber seeking drivers in Tauranga

Popular ride-sharing app Uber is launching in Tauranga, and the company is looking for drivers. A town hall-style meeting with the Uber New Zealand general manager and senior operations team will be held at Hotel Armitage from 6.30pm tonight to discuss... Read More

Police name Opotiki crash victim

Police have released the name of the 38-year-old woman killed in a crash with a tanker. Mele Heilalafuitahi Hiva of Opotiki died when the car she was in crashed with the tanker on SH2 at Kutarere, near Opotiki around 9pm on Sunday. Police say no one... Read More

Communities rallies to ‘unstuff’ the bus

Volunteers from around the community gathered today in an effort to ‘unstuff' a bus of Christmas goodies. The efforts are a result of an initiative called Stuff the Bus which aims to fill a UZABUS charter with food and gifts for those in need... Read More

Hunters Creek barge to go

The derelict barge that has been a fixture in Hunters Creek for decades, is going to be removed. The BOP Regional Council's decision states the cost is not to exceed $400,000, with the work to be funded and undertaken in the next Long Term Plan. Meanwhile,... Read More

Opinion Poll

Is SH2, between Katikati and Tauranga, a dangerous stretch of road?

Yes, there are too many cars on it and it’s not designed to handle that sort of traffic volume.
No, people just need to slow down and pay attention to their driving.

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Supermoon from Dive Cresent, 8pm last Sunday evening. Photo: Sally Garner.

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