Tauranga brothers Dropit like it’s hot

Tauranga brothers Peter and Brendan Howell have hit a home run with the successful launch of their innovative reverse auction website in the United States. They recently launched Dropit, a mass audience activation platform which turns shopping into... Read More

Drone footage shows pipeline park prep

Trenches have been dug and a pit is being prepared at Jordan Field as the Southern Pipeline project progresses. Drone footage commissioned by SunLive shows the progression of the project to date. Over the next few weeks, large drilling machines and large... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

Today the weather forecast is for a fine day with light winds.  It's a three-layer-of-clothing day with a high of 20 and overnight low of 10 degrees.  Remember to wear sun protection between 10.30am and 2pm.  Today we watched sunrise... Read More

Anzac Day: ‘We will remember them’

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning - we will remember them. Today people all across the country are gathering in the dawn to honour,... Read More

House gutted by fire

UPDATED: A house on Kairua Road has been destroyed after flames engulfed the building earlier today. Upward of 15 firefighters were summoned to tackle the blaze, which was reported to the NZ Fire Service just before 12pm. A section of Kairua Road was... Read More

Helping soldiers during a tough time

By donating to the RSA Poppy Appeal, the money raised goes towards helping people and families who need it, like Kerry Leathart. After two tours in Afghanistan with the New Zealand Army, Kerry came home to start a family and a life in Tauranga as a... Read More

Tauranga farewells final cruise ship

People wanting to say goodbye to the last cruise ship of the season will get their chance this evening. Registered in the Marshall Islands, Sirena has a gross tonnage of 30277, and a length of 181 metres. The Sirena is the 80th cruise ship of the season,... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

Today is a one layer of clothing day with a high of 21 and an overnight low of 12 degrees.  A fine day ahead with some high cloud and a southeasterly developing later.   Remember to wear sun protection between 10am and 2pm if you're... Read More

Golden cherubim in Bethlehem

The Bethlehem College Performing Arts Centre was nearly packed on Saturday night for the Tabernacle of Worship. The inspiring performance by the Jubilee Dancers was led by Gaynor Schiff and involved dancers from Whakatane and Tauranga. The evening of... Read More

Weather with SunLive and Rosalie

Today is mainly fine with light winds, and high clouds thickening. It's a three-layer-of-clothing day with a high of 20 degrees. If you're a pooch, head over to Memorial Park for a doggie pool party from 10am - 2pm and remind your humans... Read More

Ngati Awa Volunteer Army - thank you!

The Ngati Awa Volunteer Army – NAVA – completed its final organised day of the Edgecumbe clean-up with thank you speeches and lunch hosted at the Ruaihona Marae on Friday.  Te Runanga o Ngati Awa created the Ngati Awa Volunteer Army... Read More

Today’s weather with Rosalie

The weather and tides, how many layers of clothing to wear today, an interesting factoid about New Zealand history plus a snippet of some exciting events taking place in Tauranga? It must be Weather with Rosalie time again! Today the weather forecast... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

Today is a three-layer-of-clothing day. It's fine with south easterlies dying out in the morning.  Remember to still wear sun protection if you're heading outdoors.  High tide is about 2pm. Enjoy another beautifully fine day in... Read More

$1.2M for more Omokoroa classrooms

Around $1.2 million will be invested to build three additional classrooms at Omokoroa Point School in Tauranga. Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says Tauranga is one of New Zealand's fastest growing locations, and the government is committed... Read More

Earth shines bright in new NASA map

Twinkle twinkle little Earth, you floating ball of sea and dirt, lit up brightly in the night, aren't you just a pretty sight. Twinkle little Earth of ours, I like you more than I like Mars. NASA says a new, high-resolution map the space agency... Read More

Another fine day in Tauranga

Flocks of oyster catchers, red-billed and black-backed gulls are enjoying a sumptuous feast of shellfish this morning on the beach below the Mount Cenotaph. The sun has dawned on what promises to be a fine day with south westerlies developing in the... Read More

Jones wins eighth canoe slalom crown

Luuka Jones romped to her eighth K1 title at the NZCT New Zealand canoe slalom championships over the weekend, narrowly missing adding the C1 double as she eyes a busy year on the world stage. With a Cyclone Cook-compressed schedule and record fields... Read More

Today's weather with Rosalie

The weather forecast is for a fine day with gentle southeasterlies.  It's a two-layer-of-clothing day with a high of 21 and an overnight low of 12 degrees.  This day in NZ history is significant for the newspaper industry, as the first... Read More

Riding storm’s fury in Pilot Bay

Will Gardner decided he wasn't going to see his yacht, the Kittywake II, go down in the storm on Thursday night. Moored in Pilot Bay, Will, with friend Tina Van Duijn paddled out to it in his kayak to make sure it stayed secure. When the worst... Read More

'It's intoxicating': Jazz Festival

My sister Andrea Meredith is the keyboard player in local Tauranga jazz band Pacific Blue, so of course this means going to see them playing live at the Jazz Festival. Sisterly duties. As a musician/composer it's more than supporting family though,... Read More



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