Locals getting pink and personal

A Tauranga Zumba event is helping to raise crucial funds for Tauranga breast cancer support services. The Pink Zumbathon aims to bring locals together in a fun 90 minute class that will help to raise funds for vital services in the community. Zumba instructor... Read More

Thousands of dollars of makeup stolen

An owner of a small makeup business in Matapihi has lost up to $3000 in makeup in a recent burglary on her property. Lillybeth Melmoth says her professional makeup kit was taken from her car. “We think someone was here on Monday, then came back... Read More

Witnesses sought to Cambridge crash

Police investigating a serious accident on State Highway 1 are appealing for witnesses. Emergency services were called to the crash on SH1, Karapiro, at 11.30pm on Friday 13. Police are turning to the public to help in identifying the driver of a white/pearl... Read More

Warning over city finances

Tourism Bay of Plenty's bid for a larger slice of the city council pie from the next Long Term Plan may not survive the council trimming process, warns Councillor Steve Morris. Tourism BOP wants the council to invest more in the Council controlled... Read More

Jetskis now need to be registered

New rules for Bay of Plenty mean jetski owners now need to register their vessels. This change was introduced as part of the new Navigation Safety Bylaw for identification and safety reasons. It means Bay of Plenty joins Waikato, Auckland and Northland... Read More

Two cars and bus crash in Welcome Bay

UPDATE: No injuries have been reported following two crashes, earlier this morning.  A police media spokesperson says that a call was received about a crash at 8.55am involving two cars which went into the back of a bus.  “No one was... Read More

This day in history and today's weather

  The weather forecast is fine today with blue skies and some evening cloud. Southerlies dying out this afternoon.  It's a three-clothing and one-windproof layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 10 degrees.  Low... Read More

Police car thief still on the run

A Murupara teenager accused of stealing a police car while handcuffed remains on the run. A manhunt is underway for the 18-year-old following an incident that saw a police officer fire two shots on Oregon Drive in the Bay of Plenty... Read More

Priest's secret children to stop hiding

The secret children of a Catholic priest in New Zealand are about to reveal their identity to their local bishop. A New Zealander who personally briefed the Pope on the topic says the Vatican has recognised the right to know one's parents. The... Read More

Season opens for local lifeguards

Local lifeguards are gearing up for a steady start to the patrolling season this weekend, with settled weather and small swells in the forecast. Labour Weekend marks the traditional start of the season for many clubs in the Eastern Region, with volunteers... Read More

Defence Force buying new weapons

The New Zealand Defence Force is entering an agreement to buy two new weapons, the Barrett M107A1 anti-materiel weapon and the Barrett Multi Role Adaptive Design sniper rifle.  Forty M107A1 and 42 MRAD weapons will be bought, at a cost of NZ$4 million. This... Read More

All traffic hotspots now online

The New Zealand Transport Agency is encouraging everyone to plan ahead and check the Labour Weekend hotspots before heading away. The hotspots maps collate information from previous Labour Weekend journeys on the times where traffic is heaviest. NZTA... Read More

Weather warnings unheeded

Almost 30 percent of boaties seldom or never check marine weather forecasts before going on the water, and Maritime NZ and MetService want to get that number down. “Checking the marine forecast is fundamental and simple,” says Maritime NZ... Read More

Mount Rock Fest returns for a good cause

The Mount Rock Fest is returning for its second year with organisers aiming to build on the awesome local support for the event. The one-night concert at Totara Street on October 28 will provide valuable exposure for home-grown, indie rock bands, as... Read More

Bigger, brighter supercross series ready

The annual New Zealand Supercross Championships are this year likely to provide twice the amount of thrills and excitement and possibly also twice the drama. And it all kicks off this coming weekend. The governing body for motorcycling in this country,... Read More

NICOL, Tyrell Raymond

On October 14th 2017, aged 31 years. Loved son of Ray and Wendy, stepson of Tum and Peter, father of Brooklyn, and brother to  Jared, Ben, Kerry, Fletcher, Par, Saimai, and Soontariya. Tyrell's funeral service will be at Te Puke Baptist Church,... Read More

MPs not fazed waiting for Winston

The country – and in particular, the throng of political reporters down in Wellington – might be weary of waiting to find out who will govern New Zealand, but Tauranga's MPs aren't particularly fussed. SunLive caught up with National's... Read More

SMITH, Rose Margaret

Passed away peacefully on Friday 13th October 2017 Aged 84. Dearly loved mum,best friend and travelling companion of Jacky and John, Pomme daughter Tina and Fred. Loved Sister of The late Ron and Jack, Sister in law of Vi and the late Grace. Loved Cousin... Read More

JANSEN: Gerardus Simon (Gerry)

Peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 17, 2017 in his 84th year. Dearly loved husband of Barbara. Loved father and father in law of Mike and Sue, Nicky, Stephenie, Andre and Fay, and amazing opa to Hana, Sam, Jacob, Melissa, and Michael... Read More

Early labour and cardiac emergency

A woman who went into premature labour and another suffering from a cardiac emergency had to be flown to Waikato Hospital. Today, the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by Tauranga Hospital for an emergency transport of a 32-year-old woman... Read More



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