Passenger rail service for Tauranga?

The Green Party has announced it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, if it is in government.  The passenger rail service will be based on the concept released by Greater Auckland, and would... Read More

Two bodies found in Mamaku Forest

Police searching for Raymond and James Fleet have today found two bodies in the Mamaku Forest. The uncle and nephew were reported missing on Wednesday August 9. While the bodies are yet to be formally identified, police at this stage believe they are... Read More

Driver injured in Cameron Road crash

A driver of a vehicle involved in a four-car collision on Cameron Road this morning has sustained minor injuries. Four cars were involved in the accident which happened outside of Gilmour's just after 11am. The incident occurred after a vehicle... Read More

McKINNELL, Richard James

McKINNELL, Richard James  On August 16th 2017, peacefully at Lexham Park aged 69 years.  Dearly loved Husband, Father, Grandfather and friend. A funeral service will be held at St Peter's Anglican Church, Beach Road, Katikati on... Read More

Police hunt ex-partner in search of Heke

Police searching for Rollie Heke are now also looking for his ex-partner. Detective Superintendent Chris Page says police believe 43-year-old Irene Scanlon may be assisting him to evade police. He says Scanlon also has a warrant to arrest for... Read More

CHAMBERLAIN, Anthony Steven (Tony)

On 16th August 2017, at Tauranga Hospital ICU. Dearly loved husband of Madeline. Precious father and father in law of Shane and Michelle, Colin and Wez, Toni-Marie, and the late Adele-May. Dearly loved Poppa of Benjamin and Tiara, Tamati and Natasha,... Read More

CALDWELL: Phyllis Erica (Biddy)

Peacefully in Tauranga on August 10th, 2017 aged 93. Loved mother of Bruce and Sarah, John, Ewing, and Peter. Much loved grandmother of Matthew and Bronwyn. At Phyl's request a private cremation is being held. Messages to the Caldwell family PO... Read More

MILLER: Joan Elizabeth

(nee Larsen) (Aunty Joan), Peacefully on August 16, 2017. Loved wife of the late John. Loved mother of Ron, Kevin, Julie-Anne, Andrea (deceased), and their families. According to Joan's wishes a private cremation has been held. A morning tea in... Read More

Authentic-looking IRD email a scam

An ‘authentic-looking' email purporting to be from the Inland Revenue Department offering a tax refund is a scam, says the IRD. A SunLive reader contacted the newsroom with their experience after nearly falling for the scam and providing... Read More

Young climbers tackle tough competition

Young local rock climbers went harness-free, taking on competitors from across the country at the recent National Indoor Bouldering series held at Rocktopia in Mount Maunganui. The final round in the series included some outstanding results for members... Read More

Bay of Plenty Rugby pay it forward

An initiative by the Bay of Plenty Rugby is being implemented this weekend to help support Eastern Bay Communities affected by the April Floods. The Mitre 10 Cup kicks off this weekend with the Bay of Plenty Steamers first home game against Hawke's... Read More

Lambs springing up on Mauao

There was a distinct feeling of spring in the air earlier this week, and it seems the sheep living on Mauao agree. Cygnets - baby swans - have been spotted in Carmichael Reserve and new-born lambs are out and about on the Mount hillside, providing the... Read More

Three car crash on Cameron Road

Three cars have crashed on Cameron Road. Emergency services have been called to the nose-to-tail crash on Cameron Road, near Gilmours. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says several vehicles are involved. There appears to be only minor injuries... Read More

Police narrowing in on missing men

Police, Defence and LandSAR staff will continue the search today for two men lost in rugged bush in Tongariro National Park. Search teams continue to find items which they believe belong to the two men. “This has provided further confirmation... Read More

Library car park to close during demolition

The library car park on Hamilton Street will be closed from Monday, 21 August 2017 during demolition of the Council Administration building. It will remain closed until the completion of the demolition, which is currently scheduled to be December 2017. The... Read More

Multiple patients in two-car crash

A woman in her 80s was taken to hospital with multiple injuries following a two car crash near Hikuai. Emergency services were called to the crash at the intersection of State Highway 25 and Hikuai Settlement Road around 2.30pm. The Auckland Rescue Helicopter... Read More

Minor injuries in highway crash

The driver of a car involved in a two car crash in which one vehicle flipped near Te Puke was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Emergency services were called to the scrash on Te Puke Highway at Rangiuru around 5.30pm. “A vehicle had pulled... Read More

Council to sell land to Ngai Tamarawaho

Ngai Tamarawaho's role in supporting the harbour bridge project to progress in 2005 was acknowledged today when Council agreed to sell land at 60 Chapel Street to the hapu. Council will retain part of the land at 60 Chapel Street to establish a... Read More

Council to sell land to Ngai Tamarawaho

Tauranga city councillors this week kept a promise made to the Ngai Tamarawaho Hapu 14 years ago, and has agreed to sell or gift the land occupied by Mobil Chapel Street to the hapu. The reason for the decision lies in a promise made by the council to... Read More



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Sentry duty on the Mount base track. Photo: Mike Berry.

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