Chilly start in Tauranga

  Today the weather forecast is for a fine day with light winds.  It's a three-clothing layer and one-windproof layer day today with a high of 15 and an overnight low of seven degrees.   It's still August but some of the... Read More

Petrol tanker crash on SH2

Emergency services are attending a serious crash on State Highway 2, between Waihi and the Athenree Gorge. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a petrol tanker and car have crashed on the highway. The caller, who does not want to be named,... Read More

Fine day in Tauranga

Today the weather forecast is for a fine day with light winds.  It's a three-clothing layer and one-windproof layer day today with a high of 14 and an overnight low of five degrees.  This day in NZ history in 1947 assisted immigration... Read More

Crowds gather for Mass Meditation

More than 120 people gathered at Mount Drury this morning for Mount Unity Mass Meditation. The mass meditation event allowed those in attendance to connect globally through meditation and occurred in conjunction with another mass meditation event in... Read More

This day in history and today's weather

Today the weather forecast is fine at first with a possible afternoon shower and light winds.  It's a three-clothing layer day with a high of 15 and an overnight low of four degrees.   This day in history in 1851 the USA won the... Read More

Solutions for overcoming P

Emotions were raw under the surface at the methamphetamine “P- A Solutions Seminar” in Maungatapu recently. Grandparents, parents, siblings, and other family members from all walks of life gathered to listen to speakers outline the key tell-tale... Read More

Charlie Chaplin a hit with audience

Tauranga came alive on Saturday night with hundreds of people enjoying a 1920's circus-themed silent film event at Baycourt. Presented by Night Owl Cinema and Baycourt Presents, Silent Cinema, now in its third year, featured Charlie Chaplin's... Read More

New roads to benefit the Bay of Plenty

The government has announced new ‘Roads of National Significance' that will cost $10.5 billion to build – among them the Tauranga-Katikati section of State Highway 2. Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller says the infrastructure investment ‘will... Read More

A fine day in Tauranga today

Today the weather forecast is for morning low cloud or fog, then fine with light winds and rain at night. It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 9 degrees.  The Metservice is showing some rain ahead... 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

The mystery of the tree cone

How did the cone make its way up the Norfolk Pine? It may sound like an opening line to a joke, but it's a genuine question some people are asking themselves in Mount Maunganui this week. Rosalie Liddle Crawford joined The Breeze breakfast hosts... Read More

Tauranga's Thursday weather wrap

Today's weather forecast will see cloud increasing, with evening rain and northwesterlies.  It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 9 degrees.  There are many activities to go and try out... Read More

Fine spells with a chance of rain

Today the weather forecast is for fine spells, with a chance of showers until the evening and northwest breezes.  It's a three-clothing layer day today with a high of 16 and an overnight low of nine degrees.  This day in NZ history in... Read More

New events for Garden and Art Festival

Building on the heritage of showcasing garden and art in the region, the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival is adding additional events to its programme. The first event, ‘On The Couch', is an entertaining chat show hosted by comedians... Read More

Severe weather warning lifted

MetService reports the front that brought heavy northerly rain to Bay of Plenty yesterday has moved away to the east of the North Island. The Severe Weather Warning has been lifted. Today's weather forecast is for a few showers, some possibly... Read More

A rainy day for the Bay

Today the weather forecast is for rain, with some heavy falls, and easing to showers in the evening. Northerlies changing to westerly overnight. It's a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 10 degrees. MetService... Read More

Kokomo’s tribute to West Coast town

Local band Kokomo has released a new single, with band member Grant Bullot having just put the final touches on the accompanying video. ‘Holed up in Karamea' is the title of the new song, and tells the story of a malfeasant Auckland banker... Read More

A grey day in the Bay today

The weather forecast is for an overcast day, with a few showers and light winds.  It's a two-layer of clothing day today with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 9 degrees.   Today our sunrise weather video was filmed opposite... Read More

Stamps first on sale in 1855

Today the weather forecast is for a mostly cloudy day with a few showers. Northerlies tending easterly. Its a two clothing layer day with a high of 16 and an overnight low of 10 degrees. This day in NZ history in 1855 New Zealand's first... Read More

Hundreds turn out for protest march

Hundreds of local iwi members and supporters gathered at the bend of Te Puna Station Road today, from where they began their protest hikoi against Hauraki interests in Tauranga Moana.  Banners and flags ready, they stood in the morning sun, singing... Read More



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Salisbury Wharf at the Mount, c. 1950. Locals queuing up ready to board the ferry to Tauranga. Photo: Craig McFarlane.

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