Weather in a minute with Rosalie

Today the weather forecast is for a fine day with some morning clouds and light winds.  Remember to wear sun protection.  Today is six years since the February 2011 earthquake. A great way to show care and support to the Cantabrians who moved... Read More

Top Mount attraction barely seen

One of the top tourist attractions at the Mount is unable to be fully enjoyed. Masked by parked cars, the giant pohutukawa tree in Pitau Rd has been spreading itself magnificently for nearly 500 years without even a plaque. A small seedling nudged its... Read More

Lifeguards learn how to be rock stars

Leaping off a 6m rock face into the surging tide may sound like fun but for 30 rising surf lifesavers at Whiritoa, there was a serious intent over the weekend. The lifeguards were taking part in the Zespri Intermediate Lifeguard School at the Coromandel... Read More

Summer returns to Tauranga today

There are a few days of sunshine ahead, with the weather forecast today bringing us a mostly sunny day and a light wind.  It's a one layer of clothing day with reduced humidity and a high of 23 degrees.  The Mount Everest Challenge is... Read More

A wet start to Monday

Today the weather forecast is for a few morning showers with increasing fine spells and light northeasterly breeze.  Check out the rest of the weather update, this day in history, best fishing bite times and a shout out for some birthdays. A special... Read More

Weather with SunLive and Rosalie

All today's weather information, plus a piece of New Zealand history, brought to you in video form. The weather today is for cloudy periods with occasional showers and a north-easterly breeze. It's a great opportunity to brighten up the day... Read More

Wakeboarding in Papamoa waterways

As they old saying goes, ‘If life gives you lemons, make lemonade'. So what do you do if life gives you buckets and buckets of rain? Well, you bust out your quadbike and wakeboard and have a little fun, of course. Video has surfaced on Facebook... Read More

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

There'll be a lot of happy local anglers when this year's Decoro Blue Water Classic wraps up today. A wide variety of fish have being caught during the 2017 edition of the annual three-day fishing tournament which is run in conjunction with... Read More

Weather with Rosalie and SunLive

Good morning to passengers from the Black Watch and Celebrity Solstice who are visiting our port today. The weather forecast is for showers this morning with the possibility of thunder. In Maketu today you can help NZ Forest and Bird take care of the... Read More

Ride the Runway returns to Rotorua

Families are being encouraged to get amongst the action when the Rotorua Bike Festival's unique Ride the Runway event returns this Saturday. Proudly presented by Air New Zealand, the free family event which is now into its third year is all about... Read More

Heavy rain & thunderstorms on the way

Batten down the hatches as the MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the Bay of Plenty and Waikato. Further significant heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms are anticipated this afternoon and Saturday, with the heaviest falls expected... Read More

Tauranga weather with Rosalie

Today the weather forecast is for heavy rain with thunder possible in the afternoon.  The Baywave and Greerton Aquatic Centres have their family fun nights on tonight, great places to go get wet. Check out the best fishing bite times and the rest... Read More

Surf clubs reaping kiwifruit rewards

Zespri's support of surf life saving in the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne regions has proved a ‘godsend' for smaller clubs and also given larger clubs a significant boost too. The partnership between the kiwifruit marketing... Read More

Rain, rain and ..... more rain

Today the weather forecast is for rain, with plenty more to come over the next day. A high of 22 and low of 20 degrees is forecast.   Thanks to Paul Halford who is out on his jet ski this morning showing us it's still a great day to get out... Read More

Weather in a minute with Rosalie

Today is a two cruise ship day, with the Noordam and Celebrity Solstice in port. It's a one layer of clothing day, with a fine day ahead expected. High cloud and light winds are predicted, with a high of 26 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. Check... Read More

Valentine's weather with Rosalie

Special thanks to Eric the dog for joining us on Valentines Day! Today the weather forecast is for occasional rain developing, easing this evening with westerlies dying out. Check out this day in history, best fish biting times and what's happening.  Remember... Read More

Today is a one layer of clothing day

Today, a shout out to Josh and his workmates in Maketu who love to hear whether it's a one, two or three layer of clothing day.  Today we have cloud, with possible light rain on its way this evening and northwesterlies.  Definitely a... Read More

Te Puna Quarry Park: 20 years on

It's one of the Western Bay's iconic destinations, and today it's celebrating its 20th anniversary. This afternoon a private gathering took place at Te Puna Quarry Park to mark 20 years since volunteers first began renovating the site. The... Read More

Weather with SunLive and Rosalie

They say 'red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning' and we do have rain coming this week. But today we start with sunshine and blue skies, with cloud increasing throughout the day, and westerlies. It's a two layer of clothing... Read More

Young growers go head to head

Six top young horticulturalists are being put through their paces physically and mentally as they compete for the title of 2017 Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower of the Year at the Te Puke A&P Show today. The day-long event sees contestants taking part... Read More



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View of the Mount by Wendy van der Vyver. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz